Do you feel able to make your local place better? Please come to our online workshops to share your experiences, listen to other people’s stories and make new connections. Together we’ll improve our understanding of how we can measure people’s confidence in their own ability to change things in our local places – to have influence as active citizens.
The Creating Kirklees project from West Yorkshire Archive Service will make thousands of never-before-seen archives available for you to explore, thanks to a £40k award from The National Archives.
Many more of us have come to realise just how vital our local green spaces such as parks and woodlands can be for our health and wellbeing, and for our sense of belonging. We’re pleased to be able to join local people in pledging our support to a new outdoor classroom in Caulms Wood near Dewsbury.
We’re delighted to share the news that the Holmfirth Repair Café have already reached their crowdfunding target. We talked to project leader Caroline Anstey about her experience, and why neighbourliness is more important than ever.
We’re proud to be part of a democratic organisation, with councillors at the heart. That’s why we’re encouraging teams from across the council to learn more about what it means to work in a political environment.
We’d like to share a great example of a council service who are determined to be open and to invite our councillors in. It’s part of our work to put councillors at the heart of what we do.
Kirklees Council and West Yorkshire Archive Service are delighted to announce that as part of the Batley 150 celebrations we’re working together to restore the remarkable document that created the Borough of Batley exactly 150 years ago.
Here’s an overview of the Kirklees Democracy Commission Working Group meeting on Wednesday 28th November 2018. We discussed work to improve our content about council decision-making and work to involve our young citizens in local democracy.
During Local Democracy Week 2018, we wrote an open letter to Rishi Sunak MP, Minister for Local Government and Lord Porter of Spalding, Chair of the Local Government Association about our recommendations for Government and the LGA about support for councillors. Here is the response we received from Rishi Sunak MP.
Here’s an overview of the Kirklees Democracy Commission Working Group meeting on Wednesday 24th October 2018.