City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Election results for 2019

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Most Recent

Council sets 2024 target to become plastic free

Bradford Council has announced plans to stop using single-use plastic by 2024.

Plastic bottles
PA Media

A review of its services has recommended a number of changes, to help the council go plastic free in five years time.

It includes using only biodegradable bin bags and introducing more plastic bottle recycling areas.

However, some environmental campaigners want to see the changes brought in sooner.

Brakes on for better Bradford cycling, charity claims

There are fears that plans to improve Bradford's cycling infrastructure have slowed down.

A person riding a bike in a bike lane
BBC

Calls for a refresh come after officials met last night to discuss progress on the city's 10-year cycling strategy - and just weeks before the opening of a major new cycle route into Shipley.

David Robison, director of the Capital of Cycling charity, says decision-makers need to engage better with the cycling community to keep the wheels turning on improvements.

"I'm fully aware that local authorities are really struggling under major budget cuts, so we're not expecting them to be able to pull out millions of pounds to invest in state-of-the-art cycling infrastructure", he said.

"So what we need is that engagement and that, sadly, is what's been lacking in Bradford a little bit lately."

Council salaries for bosses revealed

Bradford Council's chief executive earned almost £230,000 in the 2017 to 2018 financial year, the most of any Yorkshire council, new figures have revealed.

Bradford
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The figures, which are from the Taxpayers' Alliance, show how much was paid in salary, pension contributions and expenses.

Sheffield City Council paid chief executive John Mothersole £186,125 as a salary with a pension contribution of £35,364.

Elsewhere in Yorkshire, Leeds City Council's chief executive was paid £201,171.

Meanwhile, North Yorkshire paid their chief executive almost £200,000.

Caroline Lacey, chief executive for East Riding of Yorkshire, was paid a combined total of £189,000.

A Sheffield Council spokesperson said it reviews its pay structure regularly.

"Sheffield City Council is the third largest metropolitan council in the country", a statement said. "We are still one of the lowest paying large authorities in terms of our overall top pay bill."