The petition for a new Bingley Town Council is available to sign at the following:
- Bingley Arts Centre, Little Yorkshire Gift Shop, Lavinia’s Café and Bistro, The Star Inn on York Street, The Coffee Lounge, Rustic Garden, Kenyons Opticians, The Card Emporium, Bingley Baptist Church, Bingley Fitness Studio, Camouflage, In-Trim on Mornington Road, Park Road News, Bingley News, Johnson's News on Park Road, The Locks, Passionfruit Poppy, Spar at Poplar House on Bradford Road, Bingley Physiotherapy at Poplar House, Stitchy Buckle on Leonard's Street, Holy Trinity Church.
- Cottingley Cornerstone Centre, Nevis Computers, Cottingley Bridge Stores.
- Cleggs Convenience Store, Jack's Fisheries, St Aidan's Church, Crossflatts Pharmacy.
- Gilstead Post Office, Eldwick Post Office, The Oaks Dental Practice, Eldwick, St Wilfrid's Church, Taylormade Treats.
More locations to follow.....Bradford Council are not accepting an online petition so please find a petition at one of the above locations and put pen to paper. Here's the petition wording.
We petition for a new Bingley Town Council covering Bingley, Cottingley, Crossflatts, Eldwick, Gilstead and Micklethwaite.
This petition is addressed to Bradford Metropolitan District Council under Section 80 of The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (referred to as ‘The Act’).
We the undersigned, each being a local government elector for the area defined in the map, call upon Bradford Metropolitan District Council to conduct a Community Governance Review in accordance with its duties under Section 83 of The Act.
Pursuant of Section 80(4) of the Act, we recommend the Council designates the area defined by the black line on the map a parished area.
We further recommend that a parish council be established for this proposed new parish, to be called Bingley Town Council.
Ten per cent 10% of the electorate (1,843 people) within the proposed area to be "parished" must sign the petition for it then to be presented to the district authority, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.
The district authority then carries out a process called a Community Governance Review to look more closely into the planned new council. The district authority has up to 12 months to complete this review.