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Consultation on devolution in West Yorkshire give go ahead

Cabinet has given the go ahead for a consultation to launched on West Yorkshire’s £1.8 billion devolution deal. What has happened? Today (21 May 2020) Cabinet approved a motion which will now see the borough take part in a West Yorkshire-wide public engagement on the region’s devolution deal. What happens next? Providing all five of West Yorkshire councils all give

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England captain Harry Kane calls Kirklees’ Colin Grainger for a chat

Kirklees resident, and former England footballer, Colin Grainger was all smiles when national team captain Harry Kane video called him to say hello. Mr Grainger (86) came into the care of Kirklees Council on 9 March 2020, following a lengthy stay in hospital due to complex health issues. A surprise past After speaking with him, care staff were shocked when

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New coronavirus Cabinet roles detailed in first virtual meeting

The new roles of our Cabinet Members, focussing on the most important issues in the fight against coronavirus, have been detailed at our first ever virtual public meeting. What happened? On Friday 1 May Cabinet officially met online for the first time in Kirklees Council’s history. Members dialled in to a video conference call which the public were also able

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Mayor Making ceremony postponed

Our annual Mayor Making ceremony has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. What usually happens? Each year the council holds its Annual General Meeting of Council at which there is a ceremony to welcome in the new Mayor of Kirklees for the next year. Deputy Mayor Councillor Nigel Patrick was due to take over from current Mayor of Kirklees

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