Category Archives for "Community"

Children’s Play Areas Get £9.5 Million Revamp

image of children playing

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 […]

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 […]

The Ripper’s Story

photo of the mill girl statue in Dewsbury

A ripper and a rugby player – you can read about the figures standing in Northgate representing Dewsbury’s past in our post entitled Flirting with the Past.   But the human story that follows, told by a local resident about a local family, that emerged as the result of that post is even more fascinating. […]

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 […]

Dewsbury Riverside

Plan of future development at Dewsbury Riverside

Will Dewsbury Riverside make a positive contribution to the future of Dewsbury?   Dewsbury Riverside is a major residential development planned for the south of Dewsbury and is one of the cornerstones of the North Kirklees Growth Zone – together with an industrial development at Chidswell. The 106 page Dewsbury Riverside Delivery Framework was published recently by Miller […]

Flirting With The Past Statues

photo of two statues in Northgate, Dewsbury

This pair of statues were unveiled beside the railway arches in Northgate on 1st February 2005 by Mike Stephenson, rugby league player and later Super League commentator.  Funded by Binks Executive Homes, Kirklees Metropolitan Council and LPSA they were intended to commemorate two of the most evocative aspects of Dewsbury’s past,The commemorative slab let into the […]

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