Children’s Play Areas Get £9.5 Million Revamp

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Kirklees is already providing twice the number of children’s play areas per head of population as Leeds and Bradford combined. With 343 children’s play areas comes a big maintenance cost – and Kirklees has been working for the last 2 years to determine how to provide the best facilities while also keeping control of the costs. On […]

Dewsbury Strategic Development Framework 2018 – Vision or Vapour?

image of front cover of Dewsbury Strategic Development Framework 2018

The Dewsbury Strategic Development Framework 2018 (Snappy title, eh? let’s call it the SDF), was approved by Kirklees Council as their vision for Dewsbury until 2025 in January this year.This is probably the most important plan actually approved in Cabinet for the regeneration of Dewsbury for several decades.Yet apart from a brief flurry of interest […]

Brimelow’s Herbalist Is Back In Style!

photo of Brimelows Herbalist new shop sign

Chris Hartley, owner of Brimelow’s Herbalists, was pleased as punch this week when his new shop sign was fitted.  Chris has been dispensing herbal remedies, health food and supplements for 44 years. Thirty of them from this same Brimelow’s location in Dewsbury town centre. A Traditional Herbalist BusinessYou might call Chris something of a traditionalist. So it […]

Heritage Action Zone Consultation

image representing Dewsbury Heritage Action Zone consultation

The council together with Historic England would like to hear your opinion as well as ask for your help in a Dewsbury Heritage Action Zone consultation on Wednesday 21st November between 10am and 3pm when they will have a stall in the market. What happens in the Heritage Action Zone is going to play a large […]

Field House – Another Rumour Sunk!

Field House in Dewsbury

Field House is an impressive building confronting every visitor arriving in Dewsbury by rail.Which is why Peter Mason, owner of Mood Developments, snapped it up at auction recently.Second investmentField House is  his second investment in Dewsbury where work is about to start on his first venture to refurbish and bringing back into use the traditional […]

Dewsbury Town Centre Gains More Renovation Projects

photo of start of work at 28-30 Northgate, Dewsbury

  Present at the start of work today – from left to rightFront row – Cllr Eric Firth, Cllr Cathy Scott, Matt Mason (Roebuck & Holmes)Back row – Daryl Le-Vine (Martin Walsh Architectural), John Lambe (Dewsbury Townscape Heritage Initiative Officer), Graham Wilson (Roebuck & Holmes), Will Senior (Roebuck & Holmes). The Dewsbury Townscape Heritage Initiative […]

YOUNG ACTORS REQUIRED

poster for Dewsbury Arts Theatre Youth Group of young actors

Calling All Budding ActorsThe active Dewsbury Arts Group is looking for young actors to help putting on several shows every year in their own theatre, an Amateur Dramatic Society and a number of dance troupes, Dewsbury is not short in the drama department. But how do local thespians get started?Enter the Arts Group Youth Theatre which […]

Bailey’s

photo of burned out Baileys restaurant in Dewsbury

Bailey’s was a long time favourite cafe for many Dewsbury residents until it closed in 2016 and the vandals got to it and set it alight in 2017. It is an Art Deco building quite alone and out of position among the older buildings in Dewsbury town centre.  The Art Deco style flourished in the early […]

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