Thursday, 26 January 2012

Bronte Radio

Bronte Media has launched the online radio station Bronte Radio to complement our Voice of the Valleys site and newspaper.
Together they offer an unrivalled service to readers and advertisers across the Aire and Worth Valleys and we look forward to our community becoming involved in all aspects of this media first.
Listen to Bronte Radio's opening feature about the plaque dedication to Private Martin Bell G.M. at . This was a fitting community occasion at the Worth Valley Contact Point in Haworth. Online you can hear speeches from Martin's mother, Elaine, and senior councillors and clergy who attended the poignant occasion at the Contact Point where Martin worked as a Police Community Support Officer.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Haworth 1940's weekend

It is sad to read that the mainstay volunteers behind the Haworth 1940's weekend are pulling out, primarily due to the constraints imposed by Bradford Council.
This blog has been critical of both parties in the past. Because of the shambolic traffic management chaos of 2011 and because of the council's demand for a feasibility study as to whether the World War aircraft may crash on the crowds, a touch of Health and Safety gone mad.
We take our hat off to anyone who can attract 20,000 visitors to Haworth. They should be encouraged and supported by the local authority, and others, to do what they have done under such constraints.
Linda Presley and Pamela Howarth have been the mainstays but countless others have done their bit. So what happens now?
The event is advertised for the weekend of May 19th and 20th and you can bet your life that thousands will turn up whether or not there is an organising body. Without proper management there will be chaos on an unbelievable scale, almost as much as if an aeroplane dropped out of the sky.
Let us hope that someone comes forward to take over what is after all the village's most successful event in the calendar.
They will still have to tussle with the Home Guard of Bradford Council, but surely a little bit of Dunkirk spirit will get them through that.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Housing concerns

Major concern is now mounting over proposals to build a huge number of houses in and around Haworth. The story is attracting major media attention, much of which can be seen on