Monthly Archives: May 2015

Keep the clucking noise down, chuck!

18 to 23 May is Noise Action Week and this year we are looking at the noise problems of keeping cockerels, especially in urban areas.

Our Environmental Health team has seen a near 400% increase in the number of complaints received about cockerels in the past five years, from 38 in 2009-10 to 147 in year 2014-15.

Keeping poultry in an urban environment can cause a number of problems including noise, vermin and odours.

If you keep poultry, in particular a cockerel, please consider your neighbours and don’t fall foul of the law.  You have a duty to make sure that your cockerel does not cause a nuisance.

If someone’s cockerel is causing a nuisance you can report the noise on our website or call our Environmental Health team on 01274 434366.  The owner could be served with a legal notice which requires the nuisance to be stopped. If they don’t comply they could face a fine of up to £5000.


Lord Mayor of Bradford re-opens Holmewood Resource Centre in Keighley

Holmewood Resource Centre, a 28 bed specialist dementia care service has been extensively refurbished to a high standard. Plans for the refurbished were developed with service users, carers and staff to create an environment that is welcoming and homely.

The refurbishment refreshed the internal environment in the centre, including corridors, communal areas, kitchens and bathroom facilities. Floor coverings, lighting and décor were replaced. These improvements created an environment familiar to residents and, as far as possible, reminds residents of home. Communal areas were furnished with items that aimed to reassure service users. A sensory room was created along with a living room with a period ornaments, and fittings.

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Kitchens were re-fitted throughout the centre for service users to utilize. This aims to support independence and enablement and meet the needs of each individual resident and service user.

Outside the centre, the gardens were re-created with a bandstand, newly furnished seating areas, a sensory garden, an original red telephone box and letter box. Plants and flowers were chosen to enable residents and service users to enjoy the scent and touch of the plants from soft leafy lambs’ ear plants, to sage and lavender. Continue reading Lord Mayor of Bradford re-opens Holmewood Resource Centre in Keighley

2015 Elections: where to vote and how to follow

There are elections on Thursday, 7 May. If you will be voting on the day you will have been sent a poll card before the election telling you where to vote.  If you need to check which polling station you should vote at, you can see all Bradford District polling stations on our website.

All polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.

The Parliamentary election count will start when the polls close at 10pm on Thursday. The results will be announced during the night and will be added to our website.

The Bradford District election count will be from 3pm on the afternoon of Friday, 8 May. We will tweet each result and post results on our website as they are announced. We will be using the #bfdelections hashtag on Twitter.