In April 2019, a group of neighbours led by Inayah Sher decided to clean up their street. That clean up soon became a weekly event, and started to include the neighbourhood.
The word spread rapidly and suddenly streets across Bradford were having weekend clean-ups and Bradford 4 Better (B4B) was born.
Over the next few months the group began campaigns to raise awareness of other concerns that the residents of Bradford faced, such as dangerous driving, anti-social behaviour, and the rise in drug related crime.
B4B began evolving into a pressure group and grew exponentially, highlighting the grassroots frustration that many Bradford residents felt. Soon the media, Council, and many public and private organisations took notice and B4B soon gained a reputation for being the go to organisation if you needed something to change.
As the membership of B4B grew, so did the scope of the work the group was involved with and B4B evolved organically into a citizen led community action movement.
Were it all began… Bradford 4 Better was formed in Spring 2019, initially as a pressure group to highlight the many concerns of the residents of Bradford and inspire positive change. The group has rapidly evolved into a citizen led community action movement to inform, inspire and empower the residents of Bradford to make positive changes for the betterment of Bradford and its communities.
On 17th of September 2020 Bradford 4 Better was formally incorporated at Companies House as a Community Interest Company called Bradford 4 Better CIC.
Our group objectives: To work within and improve the area known as Bradford (Postal Code BD) for the benefit of the inhabitants of this area. To engage and encourage the wider community in activities to better Bradford. To aid and facilitate a safe, law abiding environment throughout Bradford, for citizens, visitors and our members. To help empower the residents of Bradford by making Bradford’s service providers accountable to the Bradford public. To help educate and engage the people of Bradford to take ownership of their actions and their responsibility as citizens to make Bradford better for future To liaise with other voluntary sector bodies, local authorities, UK government departments and agencies, and other bodies, all with a view to furthering the association’s objects. To pursue our core objectives (as outlined in the document ‘Bradford 4 Better Core Objectives 2020’) BRADFORD 4 BETTER LEARN MORE… BRADFORD 4 SAFER LEARN MORE…
I am a Jamaican marketer and brand strategist whose career started as an artist manager and event producer. With an uncanny balance of left and right brain, I leverage my ability to conceptualize, create and communicate, with the ability to organize, coordinate and execute to guarantee great results every time.
I have worked as a brand consultant at different levels across all sectors of the Jamaican Creative Industries – music, theatre, advertising, events, media. From crafting communications plans for the Queen of Reggae, Marcia Griffiths and Jamaica’s Songwriting Icon, Bob Andy to producing radio programmes at the RJRGleaner Group, I have gathered a wealth of experience along her career.
For the last 6 years I have focused most of my energies as an advertising creative director and strategist to transform brands like Grace, Digicel, PNP, JPS, and NCB. As a consultant, I have been instrumental to the strategic launch and growth of several businesses and startups including Muse 360, ICPI, Nanook Enterprises, Rose Cottage Farms and The LAB Ltd.
My years of experience and vast network makes me an ideal leader or addition to any team. I am considered a walking directory and compass for navigating Jamaica’s evolving orange economy by colleagues.
I have a varied professional background with a strong focus on managing market research, social research and stakeholder programmes and projects in both public and voluntary sector. I have experience of developing insight products from data collection and analysis in roles working in the public sector (particularly regulators in the food, justice, health/social services sector).
I have worked in the NHS, local government and the Civil Service. This includes eight years as lead research and community engagement officer within the Chief Executives Department and policy unit in a busy London local authority, four years in the NHS, and four in the voluntary sector, mostly on research projects to improve health care access and patient experience.
My local government experience was focused on leading, advising and supporting the local authority’s market research and customer engagement activities, including complaints analysis, management and customer feedback.
My NHS has experience provided me with formal research skills and experience of reaching, engaging and researching ‘difficult to reach’ social groups.
Specialties: 1. Research management – designing, implementing, managing and commissioning research projects for both internal purposes and external clients.
2. Researching and engaging ‘hard to reach’ groups and customers – designing and implementing research projects to gather insight and intelligence for policy development/service improvement.
3. Data collection, analysis and report writing – including handing data requests and enquiries from customers and service managers.
Patience is a spoken word poet and writer who lives in Jos, Plateau state Nigeria. She’s a student of University of Jos, in the department of Mass Communication and hopes to be an excellent TV host someday.
Patience believes that dreams are worth fighting for and if only we try, we can achieve it.
We are pleased to inform you that THE AFRIC4U ASSOCIATION will be organizing The Black History Month Celebrations at The City Library, Centenary Square Bradford BD1 1SD on Monday the 4th of October at 5pm on the Dot.
Come and be part of an amazing event where you will have the opportunity to network with great minds.
Come and learn more about BLACK HISTORY as we celebrate our heritage and the success stories that unfold each day
FREE REFRESHMENTS, FREE ENTRY AND LOTS OF FUN
KEY SPEAKERS INCLUDE
MR CHARLES DACRES – COHESION AND INCLUSION LEAD
MR JERRY CRAWFORD – ALL NATIONS UK AND COLLECTIVE IMPACT BLM
There will be two walks, one from Baildon and Shipley and one from Allerton leaving at 4pm with Julie Longden.
The Climate Emergency Walk takes place on Friday the 17th of September 2021
To support The Climate Emergency Walk from Bradford and get involved , contact David Somerville on 07581836275 From 5pm we will have a great time in City Park with music from brillant DJ Jerry Crawford, The Peace Artistes live, fab food, inspriring speakers for 2 mins each and much more.
This is an opportunity to take stock and create a world where we all thrive.
We are pleased to inform that We shall be organising The Black History Month Celebrations at UK House of parliament for the 8th year next month .
We are also pleased to inform you that the International centre for Integration and cohesion as well as Faith forum for London will be co – sponsoring the video recording of this year’s pre- recorded event taking place in Parliament. Please note this is a pre- recorded event due to convid restrictions.
Our amazing Key speakers for this year’s event will be logging on virtually.
The Key speakers include
The Legendary Charley Boy Aka Area Fada 1
June Isaacs – Wife of the late legendary Jamaican Superstar – Gregory Isaacs
Mr Nims Obunge – Pastor , Politician and Community ambassador
Getrude MATSHE – Pan African advocate from Zimbabwe ( Based in New Zealand )
The recording will be premièred before the end of the year with opportunities for TV stations to broadcast the recording.
Continue to watch this space .
Copies of our Booklet on the journey of organising The Black History Month Celebrations at the UK House of parliament are also available to purchase.
Topfaith University is a Vision of splendour born out of passion for excellence in university education within the context of functional research, global trends, entrepreneurship and life skills.
This Vision is part of the overall philosophy of Thomas Abraham Foundation, the Proprietor of the University. The Foundation is a symbol and perpetuation of the ideals of late Thomas Abraham who was a Deacon of Faith Tabernacle Congregation Church, Nigeria.
The late Thomas Abraham, an indigene of Mkpatak, was a philanthropist, a lover and promoter of education in addition to his skillful, creative and innovative craftmanship in carpentry. Late Thomas Abraham’s love for and investment in education of his children have culminated in the emergence of distinguished and accomplished offprings who have come together to promote the Thomas Abraham Foundation to symbolise focus, determination, creativity, innovation, enterprise, philanthropy and, above all, quality education.
Dr. Emmanuel Thomas Abraham, a seasoned Economist, Banker and Educationist, is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation. Dr. Emmanuel Abraham has had decades of experience in entrepreneurship and educational management.