Menston businesses back James Bond night for Callum; house builders ignore planning conditions elsewhere in Bradford

The James Bond Casino Night, to support former St Mary’s Menston pupil Callum Hall in his fight to overcome the paralysis caused by stepping on a sea urchin, is now only two weeks away. It’s at the High Royds Social Club on 30 November.

James Bond silhouette

Menston businesses have given support, as have some in Guiseley, among them so far being:

  • Diva Hair Design,
  • Menston Fruit & Veg
  • Beauty Boutique
  • Peppermint Studio
  • Small Print
  • Sotheby Swim School
  • Rococo Boutique Spa
  • Outside the Box Personal Training
  • Charlotte Montague Solicitor
  • Wiseman’s Bakery Ltd
  • Nuffield Health
  • The Fox
  • Morrisons

Organiser Kate Sotheby says it’s still not too late to make a donation and she’s still looking for a main event sponsor to maximise the money which will go to Callum. Drop her an email at .

Tickets, £10, can also be reserved by emailing Kate or bought from the Menston Post Office. Dress is ‘formal’; there will be a ‘Fizz’ reception, red carpet, pay to play casino, live music, DJ, bar and prize for the ‘Most glamorous guest’.

Builder not stopped from building despite contravening planning conditions

Picture of Menston Action Group supporter wearing his MAG campaigning T-shirt on the way up to Mt Everest

Derry Hill when the developers get at it? No, not enough water around! Menston Action Group supporter making his case on the way up to Mt Everest two years ago.

According to a report in Friday’s Telegraph & Argus, Bradford Council said that since receiving an ‘enforcement notice’ a building company which had started construction in Wilsden, in contravention of planning conditions, had “agreed to resolve the issues”. So, the council said, it would not stop construction. 

Harron Homes was given planning permission to build 82 houses on a greenfield site in April, despite strong local opposition from residents, ward councillors and MP Philip Davies. Sounds familiar?

Click to see the Telegraph & Argus report

So, it seems that Bradford Council do not require developers to meet planning conditions, but only to say that they will. The planning conditions for the Wilsden site were – you’ve guessed it – about drainage and flooding!

One response to “Menston businesses back James Bond night for Callum; house builders ignore planning conditions elsewhere in Bradford

  1. Re Wilsden and flooding: Very much as predicted, basically no one wants to know. Unless an individual or community shouts loud enough the developer will walk all over any resistance. This is backed by money and as we and other groups have seen it becomes a war of attrition. What right has a developer to impose houses on land that is just not fit to sustain it. All the evidence on the developments in Menston say the adjoining land will flood. Why is there such a conspiracy not to see and listen to the evidence!!!!!!!!!

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