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Kirklees to go above and beyond climate plans with new overarching environment strategy

Cllr Will Simpson, Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees, with an electric waste collection vehicle

We’re going much further than making Kirklees a carbon neutral borough. That was the message from Councillor Will Simpson, Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees, as he announced that Kirklees Council is developing a strategy to tackle all issues negatively impacting the environment in Kirklees. When asked about Kirklees Council’s action plan to tackle issues around climate, Councillor Simpson

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“You are welcome here” – a message to Ukrainian refugees

Kirklees Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities has issued the below message to the people fleeing Ukraine following Russia’s invasion of the country. Councillor Carole Pattison, Cabinet Member for Learning, Aspiration and Communities, said: “The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the developing situation is of a huge concern to us at Kirklees Council. My thoughts are with everyone impacted and particularly

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“Budget for Recovery” approved

Kirklees Council’s second ‘Budget for Recovery’ has been approved at Full Council with financial planning for the next twelve months agreed. The council’s budget includes a £4 million injection into frontline environmental services, nearly £3 million extra financial support for residents hit by increases in their cost-of-living and £4.9million funding to accelerate regeneration in towns across Kirklees and £10million extra

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Cabinet approves second “Budget of Recovery”

Senior councillors have agreed their second ‘Budget for Recovery’ as Kirklees Council finalises its financial planning for the next twelve months. The Cabinet’s budget proposals include a £4 million injection into frontline environmental services, nearly £3 million extra financial support for residents hit by increases in their cost-of-living and funding to accelerate regeneration in towns across Kirklees. The council’s ruling

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January 19 Full Council cancelled

The Full Council Meeting scheduled for Wednesday 19 January 2022 has been cancelled following consultation will all political group leaders. Jacqui Gedman, Chief Executive of Kirklees Council, said: “Rates of Covid-19 infection are currently very high in Kirklees and across the country. “We therefore need to take decisions to mitigate risks, including for elected members. In consultation with all political

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