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Grot spots targeted in clean-up campaign
3:00pm Thursday 19th July 2012 in News
Grot spots in Cullingworth and Denholme could be cleaned up with Bradford Council funding.
Shipley Area Committee was last night due to decide on a £50,000 package of ‘smart and clean’ measures.
Members were recommended to spend money on more than 40 locations in Shipley, Bingley and surrounding villages. People were invited to put forward small areas that would benefit from improvements, funded through the council’s Area Action Plan budget.
Out of 111 nominations received, 42 have been included in the Smart and Clean campaign this financial year.
Committee chairman Coun David Heseltine said: “Improving the appearance of a neighbourhood – particularly those areas of most concern to residents – can revitalise communities and have positive knock-on effects in other areas, such as crime reduction.”
The list included two Cullingworth schemes: Haworth Road, from cottages past the garden centre to Cold Spring Mill Lane, tidy grass verges and plant bulbs; from bridge at Ellar Carr on right-hand side towards mill, repair wall alongside pavement.
Among areas of Denholme recommended for tidying up and cutting back vegetation were the former youth club site near Foster Park; snicket between Minorca Mount and Hill Crest; land top of Valley Heights, across from Conservative Club; boundary between graveyard and Valley Heights.