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Bradford council partnership brings new inspiring position to the community

By Lina Arshad

Nature-lovers in the Leeds and Bradford area have been given the opportunity to make a difference to the community.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has created the Inspiring People Officer position to encourage local communities to have their say in how their green space is transformed through a range of activities and events.

The trust will be collaborating with Bradford Council and their greenspaces to bring a real change to the local area and to help locals engage and understand the green spaces around them.

Director of operations at the Trust, Caroline Thorogood said: “We want someone that’s going to be brilliant with engaging with people and engaged with their local green spaces like the park on their doorstep and the nature reserves near them.”

She also emphasised the benefits of getting outdoors and involved with the local green spaces.

She said: “It’s really good for our wellbeing, there’s a lot of evidence out there to show that it’s good for your mental health and good for your physical health if you can get involved with some of the practical work to look after the green spaces.

The charity have run similar positions in other Yorkshire areas such as York and Hull to allow the locals to choose what green space projects to prioritise seeing the development of growing gardens and natural play structures as a result.

More information about the position and how to apply can be found at

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