Find free local Wi-Fi and Pokémon GO locations with the Bradford Council app

Update, 29 October 2019: this article is about an old version of the Bradford Council app. Read about the new 2019 Bradford Council app here.

In the latest update to the Bradford Council mobile app, we have added all our public free Wi-Fi points and local Pokémon GO locations to the map.

You won’t need to download an updated version of the app from the App Store to see these new locations. You will just need to make sure the content of your app is up-to-date. If you are using the app over Wi-Fi, the content will regularly update automatically. If you are using your mobile data, you may need to update the content manually. Simply tap on the updates menu along the bottom of the app, and then tap the downward arrow next to each item to download the updates.

App update cotent
How to update content in the Bradford Council app

Once your app content is up-to-date, you will see new location categories for free public Wi-Fi, Pokémon GO Gyms and Pokémon GO PokéStops. Just tap on the Locations tile on the app homepage and you will see all the location categories.

Location categories on Bradford Council app

Find Bradford Council’s free public Wi-Fi points

Now you will be able to easily use our app to find our free Wi-Fi in the Bradford district. You can browse a list of our public Wi-Fi points, or view them all pinned on the map. If you enter a search term, both the list and the area map will be filtered to match your search.




So, now when you are out and about and don’t have access to mobile data, you can easily find our nearest free Wi-Fi point whether you are working or playing. Speaking of playing…

Find Pokémon GO locations in the Bradford District

Our app now also shows you where all the Pokémon GO PokéStops and Gyms are across the Bradford district. As with the Wi-Fi points, you can see them in the list, or see them all pinned on the map. If you use the list to search for a particular road, the map will also be filtered by your search.




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Stay safe while out with your phone

If you’re out looking for Pokémon, remember to make sure you’re safe. Don’t look at your phone while you’re crossing the road, while you’re riding a bike, driving a car, or doing anything else where you should be paying attention.  And children should never wander away from parents or friends to catch a Pokémon. Please also respect the privacy of others if you are playing near people’s homes.

pokemon go look before you catch2

And, especially for dog owners, follow the guidance in this video by Gelding Borough Council.


Pick up your dog poo, so he can find Pikachu.

How local businesses and organisations can use Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO has opened up new opportunities for local businesses and organisations to boost trade and boost visitors. There are a number of ways you can use Pokémon GO to attract people to your venues.

If you have already started to use Pokémon GO in this way locally for your business or your organisation, we would love to hear from you. You can leave a comment at the bottom of this blog, or talk to us on Twitter, tag @bradfordmdc on Instagram or share examples on our Facebook Page.

Pokemon Drowzee in City Park
Pokémon GO – Drowzee spotted in City Park. Don’t worry, we caught him.

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