ONE of the district’s key policy-making groups has been given an update on initiatives in the area.

The Bradford Chamber of Commerce leadership group received latest details of the city’s bid to become UK City of Culture in 2025.

Richard Shaw, director of the bid team, spoke about the efforts to secure the status.

And another speaker, Andrew Whittles, addressed the meeting about the planned clean air zone.

Members asked about the potential impact the projects could have, on the business community and more generally.

The group meeting was the last to be chaired by chamber president Suzanne Watson, who is handing over to Victoria Wainwright.

Mike Cartwright, for the chamber, said: “This group plays an important part in helping us to gather the views of members on topical issues. It augments the survey work that we do – such as on tracking economic trends – and also enables businesses to share thoughts on issues likely to affect them in the future. This could be skills and recruitment, transport and logistics, for example, and many of the group act as ambassadors for Bradford’s business community and the district generally.”