Case Study: Unity Hall, Wakefield

Dec

7

2012

Unity Hall in Wakefield is another example of a Community Benefit Society in the Yorkshire region that is pursuing the same route as Bradford One to bring an historic venue back into use and community ownership. Their plans are very much advanced and with the help of Shine Business Centre in Leeds,...

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Bradford’s Community Stars 2012

Dec

5

2012

Celebrating the achievements of those who have gone the extra mile to support their communities in Bradford, we at Bradford One are very proud of all those who received the recognition they deserve at this years Community Stars Awards. The Telegraph and Argus reported back from this years awards and...

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Bradford Stories: The 1 in 12 Club

Dec

3

2012

Highlights of Bradford culture, nominated by Hidden Bradford The 1in12 Club in central Bradford is a member owned and run Social Centre that was founded in 1981. It is a successful example of a community-led entertainment and cultural venue that has stood the test of time for over 30 years. It has achieved...

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Case Study: FC United of Manchester

Dec

2

2012

Bradford One is forming as a type of company called a Community Benefit Society. This is a special type of co-operative where the profits derived from the company are not distributed to its members, but to the community as a whole. A recent famous example of this kind of company enjoying great success...

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Engaging young people in the future of our city

Dec

1

2012

Bradford is the 4th largest metropolitan district in England and Wales. The Office for National Statistics estimated in mid-2009 that there were 506,800 people living in the area, with this figure steadily rising year on year. Where Bradford differs from other regions is the significantly higher proportion...

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Guest blog: Ralph

Nov

29

2012

Ralph caught our attention when he made this brilliant interactive image for people who want to keep up with the Odeon campaign, so we asked him to tell us a bit more about his interest in the Odeon: Some time ago, whilst reading another blog I was made aware of the plight of the former Odeon Cinema.  Although...

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Case studies

Nov

26

2012

Communities around the country are already bidding for assets of value to them, and some are very unusual. Here are just a few examples where active, passionate citizens have begun to transform the assets they care about. To imagine what the future could look like for Bradford Odeon, click through...

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Civic Society call to ‘back the mission’

Nov

21

2012

Alan Hall of Bradford Civic Society wrote a letter which appeared in the Telegraph and Argus today, giving Bradford One their backing and calling for others to do the same. This means a lot to the project, as the importance of the civic society is something which Griff Rhys Jones talked about during...

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Civic Transfer conference – some brilliant advice

Nov

15

2012

Yesterday we went to a Community-owned civic buildings conference in Hebden Bridge. The conference was hosted by Locality, a national organisation whose Bradford branch have been helping and advising campaigners about the Odeon for the past few months. Griff Rhys Jones was also speaking at this event,...

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