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Army of volunteers make a success of community library

Idle community Liibrary volunteers Jim Dowzall and Janice Firth

A FORMER chartered accountant has started a new chapter in retirement, recruiting volunteers to help him run the local library.

2:36am Tuesday 3 January 2017


Inspired Neighbourhoods project supports elderly wellbeing

The NHS ‘Winter Friend’ campaign has been welcomed by community groups which offer help, support and friendship to elderly people

Last month, the NHS set up on online pledge for people to sign up to become a ‘Winter Friend’ for older members of their communities.

9:20am Tuesday 21 January 2014


Have your say on future of community centre

Councillors David Ward and Rachel Sunderland at the Greenwood Centre

RESIDENTS are been urged to have their say on the future of a former community centre.

5:00am Friday 12 August 2016


Volunteers clean derelict centre for pupils’ summer scheme

Volunteers, including councillors and Tesco staff, who have been renovating the Greenwood Centre

CHILDREN from underprivileged backgrounds are being given a helping hand to bridge the gap between primary and secondary school through a new summer school scheme.

2:00am Monday 11 July 2016


Bradford exhibition to honours armed forces in conflicts around the world

Nasim Qureshi

A major project to honour men and women of the armed forces is all set to take a bow in Bradford.

8:00am Tuesday 11 February 2014


Funding boost for youth projects

A community programme has been given £450,000 to deliver projects to help young people in Bowling and Barkerend to unlock their talents and potential.

12:24pm Tuesday 26 January 2010


Work nears completion on £1.2 million enterprise centre

Marketing and Community Co-Ordinator Colin Brear at the Wright Watson Enterprise Centre, Idle

WORK is nearing completion on a £1.2 million enterprise and community centre in the heart of Idle.

2:14am Thursday 4 June 2015


Work set to start on £1.2m enterprise centre in Idle

The Wright Watson Enterprise Centre is named after Mr Wright Watson who is buried in the grounds

A scheme to create a £1.2 million enterprise centre in the heart of Idle is under way, with businesses now asked to compete for contracts in the restoration and expansion of a disused church.

9:00am Tuesday 29 October 2013


Artwork tribute to heroes of World Wars

Bradford Pals re-enactment group at the Cenotaph during the 95th Somme Anniversary Commemoration of the sacrifice made by Bradford Pals

Artwork created by children inspired by those serving in the forces and war veterans will take centre stage at a city centre event tomorrow.

8:00am Friday 7 March 2014


Crowdfunding campaign aimed at helping vulnerable people in Bradford keep warm this winter

A Crowdfunding campaign has been started to help vulnerable people in Bradford keep warm this winter

A GROUP of charities and community organisations in Bradford has started a crowdfunding campaign to help keep vulnerable people warm this winter.

8:55am Friday 28 October 2016


Mental health programme is launched

A team in Bradford is introducing an “innovative” mental health programme for people aged 50 or more.

11:00am Friday 13 December 2013


Charities and social enterprises in Bradford district awarded Government grants

Rob Wilson, Minister for Civic Society

CHARITIES and social enterprises in Bradford and Keighley have been awarded Government grants to help secure their finances.

5:36pm Wednesday 23 March 2016


Lord Mayor of Bradford opens new library on World Book Day

Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Joanne Dodds, opens the new library at the Wright Watson Enterprise Centre in Idle

CHILDREN began a love of books at the opening of a new library at the Wright Watson Enterprise Centre in Idle, Bradford.

6:06pm Thursday 3 March 2016


Idle Community Library opens on World Book Day

Councillor Jeanette Sunderland at the new library in the Wright Watson Enterprise Centre, Idle

A NEW community library in Idle, Bradford, opens on World Book Day.

1:11pm Tuesday 1 March 2016


Volunteers flock to staff new super library

Councillor Jeanette Sunderland at the new library in the Wright Watson Enterprise Centre, Idle

VOLUNTEERS are flocking to help create a new library which could be a blueprint for boosting literacy across the Bradford district.

4:33am Thursday 21 January 2016


Disused chapel is turned into offices for start-up businesses in £1.4m conversion

Wright Watson Enterprise Centre

SEVEN new office suites suitable for start-up businesses have been created in a £1.4 million conversion of a former disused chapel in Idle village.

2:25pm Tuesday 25 August 2015