• Are you ready for Brexit?

    Are EU ready?

    The United Kingdom has left the European Union, and the transition period comes to an end on 1 January 2021 which means we all need to make sure we’re ready for any implications this might have on us.

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  • Help us name our Garden Waste Wagons

    Garden collections might be over for the winter but the gnomes at the council have had a really busy year recycling garden waste from all across Kirklees. Six shiny new garden waste wagons will be added to their fleet next year and we are turning to residents to help name them!

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  • Businesses urged to apply for latest Covid-19 support grants

    Businesses affected by the Covid-19 restrictions can now apply for financial grants through Kirklees Council’s website.

    The Government have launched four new grant schemes to help those businesses that continue to be the most severely impacted by restricted socialising and national lockdown measures.

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  • New financial support for self-isolation

    We have launched a new scheme to support people who need to self-isolate because of COVID-19. Anyone who is unable to do their job and is in receipt of certain benefits is now able to claim £500 to support them during their isolation.

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  • New Kirklees dashboard with everything you need to know on our infection rates

    You can now access all the most up-to-date figures on COVID-19 infection rates across Kirklees on our new dashboard.

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Kirklees’ favourite organist Gordon Stewart bows out

Gordon Stewart in front of the town hall organ at Christmas

Borough Organist Dr Gordon Stewart is retiring, after providing a programme of world-class music for Huddersfield audiences for the last 30 years. World-renowned performer and teacher, Gordon has been a regular conductor on BBC’s Songs of Praise as well as a musical director for countless broadcasts on BBC Radio. His former students have held positions at St Paul’s Cathedral London,

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COVID-19 cases stabilise in Kirklees

The number of new COVID-19 cases has fallen slightly in Kirklees with 2428 local people testing positive for the virus in the past week. Even though numbers have dropped Kirklees now has the highest infection rate in West Yorkshire and the sixth highest in England. Last week the council’s Director of Public Health, Rachel Spencer-Henshall issued an urgent plea to

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Kirklees Council’s buildings and street lights will be powered by green energy from April 2021.

offshore windfarm

We declared a climate emergency in 2019 and have now arranged for our energy supplier to switch our corporate electricity supply to a green electricity tariff for the remaining 2 years of the current contract, which will last until April 2023. ‘Green electricity’ means that our electricity supplies will be generated from entirely renewable sources. The impact of using green

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Councillor changes

Kirklees Council logo

Three Kirklees councillors have today resigned from the Labour group. All three remain Kirklees councillors and have indicated their intention to sit as independent members. They are Cllr Rob Walker, Cllr Lesley Warner and Cllr Richard Murgatroyd. There are currently 68 councillors elected to Kirklees Council (one seat is vacant). The new political composition of the council is: Labour and

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