Active projects. The following are projects we are actively working on at present. To see more ideas of what could be done to help regenerate Dewsbury then check out the Ideas Bin.
Dewsbury Riverside Way
Dewsbury Christmas Lights
Events in the town centre are recognised as a major influence to bring increased footfall into the town to help with regeneration and in 2019 we took on the task of organising the annual Christmas Lights.
This is a starting point for us to learn about event management - and boy has it been a steep learning curve! But starting from this point we aim to work with existing community events to share resources, skills and expertise in order to generate a programme of events running throughout the year in order to create a reason for local residents to be proud to call Dewsbury their home.
A Local Lottery
We're organising a local lottery to raise funds to provide:
Having our own revenue coming in will free us from the tyranny of being dependent on grant funding and constantly having to chase the next grant in order to keep going.
Working with the business sector and Kirklees College digital students to set and achieve the objective that every local business, community centre and community group can be found easily online.
Working with local businesses to ensure that every business can sell online whether through their own website or via a Dewsbury ecommerce portal.