Help us get parking right for you

We are asking residents for their say on how parking in Huddersfield and Dewsbury town centres can be made better.

How can I have my say?

Today an online survey has been launched which will help form a new strategy to improve parking provision for those using it.

This will be taking place alongside in-person surveys and questionnaires in Dewsbury and Huddersfield town centres from 19 – 22 June.

This work will be carried out by a contractor and will look at gathering relevant information such as the duration of people’s stay, preferred method of payment, how well used car parks are and whether they have the right number of spaces.

What will we do with the information

Information gathered through this exercise will be used to help form Kirklees Council’s new parking strategy for each area.

Cllr Peter McBride, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said:

“We have ambitious plans to make sure all of our town centres thrive and a part of this is making sure parking supports our vision.

We want our businesses and centres to succeed so we need to make sure parking encourages visitors rather than deterring them. This could be through different ways of paying for parking or more or fewer spaces in certain areas.”

Cllr Rob Walker, Cabinet Member for Culture and Environment, said:

“We want to know what we can do differently to make sure parking in Dewsbury and Huddersfield town centres works for everyone. I’d like to urge people to share their views through our online survey.As well as ensuring we have an excellent parking offer, this is also about doing what we can to create a greener Kirklees and supporting more environmentally-friendly ways for people to park or travel.”

Take part

The survey will be open until 30 June. To take part follow this link



  • Parking is needed close to the town hall and LBT for people attending evening events there. Wilko and Uni are possibilities. Also remove “Theatre Parking” signs directing to the MSCP.

  • Why is it Parking in Batley and heckmonwike is free and in Dewsbury which is becoming a goast town we have to pay ?

  • Make parking free on weekends and bank holidays

  • Enforce high parking charges in Huddersfield Town Centre = nobody travelling into the town centre by car = no parking cost revenue = no revenue for shops = no rent for closed shops = DEAD TOWN CENTRE = NO REVENUE FOR COUNCIL RATES = FAILED TOWN CENTRE

  • Why not some free time at weekends say 2/3 hours to encourage shoppers. As Barnsley does.

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