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.