Dewsbury

Principal town of North Kirklees . Home to two new College buildings in the Dewsbury Learning Quarter and now investing £60 million pounds in our Town Investment Plan.

A historic market town, 19th century manufacturing centre of the Yorkshire Heavy Woollen District distributing woollen textiles to all corners of the British Empire.  First recycling centre in the world where 'mungo' and 'shoddy' cloths were developed, one of 14 founding members of the National Chamber of Trade in 1897, home to Dewsbury Minster, mother church of much of Yorkshire since the 13th century, and the Dewsbury Rams Rugby League team since 1898.

FOR WORK: A central location and high frequency rail services mean
you can reach Leeds in 20 minutes and Manchester in 40 minutes - faster than you can drive there.

FOR PLEASURE: with the Yorkshire Dales to the north and Peak District to the south
there is endless beautiful countryside within easy reach.

The Three Main Strategies for Regeneration of Dewsbury

Latest News

Dewsbury – spelling it out

A new art installation using recycled materials was unveiled in the town centre in April 2023. The installation features recycled letters that spell out the town’s name to welcome visitors to the town centre. This artwork was commissioned as part of the Dewsbury Creative Town Arts Programme, which is aimed at breathing new life into

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News from Dewsbury

Catastrophic Failure of Communications

In June 2021 the Dewsbury Town Deal Board was cock-a-hoop with Dewsbury’s success in receiving government approval in principle to the Town Board bid for £25 million of Towns Fund money. This was to be matched by a similar amount from Kirklees Council making up a total with some private development money of close to

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Tessella

Tessella is a permanent gateway feature for pedestrians arriving in the town centre via the pedestrian underpass.  Incorporating a tiling design using 3,000 unique tiles designed by Saba Rifat who drew inspiration from urban patterns found in the town. The previous tiling incorporating designs by a number of local artists were carefully photographed in situ

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Dewsbury Christmas Lights 2022 – in pictures

Saturday, 3rd December dawned with the good news for the Dewsbury Christmas Lights of a weather forecast of only 5% probability of rain – which was music to our ears after the soaking we got last year.  But fate wasn’t finished with us yet as we waited for Covid test results to come in for

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Safer Dewsbury – March to May 2022

Activities by the Safer Dewsbury team, March to May 2022Safer DewsburySafer Dewsbury is a multi-agency team created by the council at the launch of the Dewsbury Blueprint in February 2019.Ask for AngelaA new scheme to provide protection for anyone, male or female, who feels threatened, worried or unsafe when out socialising..  Council officers have been

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Safer Dewsbury – Recent Activities

Recent Activities by the Safer Dewsbury teamSafer DewsburySafer Dewsbury is a multi-agency team created by the council at the launch of the Dewsbury Blueprint in February 2019. Among lots of other work in the background the team has been using Days of Action to address the public’s perceptions of Dewsbury town centre. The main issues addressed

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Better Community Engagement – an unexpected benefit from Covid

The Covid pandemic has had a negative effect on many aspects of our lives.  But like many dark clouds there could just be a silver lining to be found. As with all emergency situations, Covid caused those tasked with getting things done to find new ways of working including new tools to make possible what at

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