Monthly Archives: February 2018

Events & Festivals

Dewsbury has a number of groups and organisations arranging events, both community based and commercial.  However, these tend to be focused on the specific aims of the individual organisation and with grant funding from the council drying up there is now an absence of events in Dewsbury to draw people together in the town.  With a […]

Business Incubator

photo of chick and hatching eggs in incubator

The following features all exist right now in Dewsbury.  So how do we connect them up to provide an environment in Dewsbury to support small business startups by young people in a business incubator? check Kirklees College with a Dewsbury campus are hosts to the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy check Kirklees Markets already cooperates with Kirklees […]

Cycling Nocturne

picture of cyclists at Rapha Nocturne 2017

The ring road – albatross or asset?The ring road around the town centre is commonly recognised as having caused some major problems for the town. However, maybe it could become an asset as the venue for a cycling event? As a dual carriageway throughout its length, the inner carriageway could be used for the cycling while the […]

Dewsbury Town Hall – Visitors Guide

photo of Dewsbury Town Hall

The visitor’s guide to Dewsbury Town Hall originally written by Stuart Hartley of the Dewsbury Matters community group back in 1999 has been rescued from the archives and is now available for download from the Local History page. Dewsbury Town Hall was completed in 1889 and was an expression of the explosive growth of the wool […]

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