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Delivery of Huddersfield and Dewsbury Blueprints set to ramp up with £100million investment

£100million investment plan for Huddersfield and Dewsbury Blueprints gets green light Kirklees Council’s Cabinet has approved a £100million investment which will help deliver key town centre regeneration projects as part of the Huddersfield and Dewsbury Blueprint plans. In June 2019 the council launched its Huddersfield Blueprint plan and followed this up in February 2020 with the unveiling of its Dewsbury

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We’re urging people not to hold events that attract a crowd of more than 30

With COVID-19 infection rates in Kirklees still above the national average, the council is asking people not to hold events that are likely to attract crowds of more than 30 people. In Kirklees, rates of infection are four times higher than the national average and the borough has been identified as an area of concern by Government. This represents not

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Keys handed over for the birthplace of rugby league

Kirklees Council now officially owns Huddersfield’s iconic George Hotel – with work to create a National Rugby League Museum in the building set to get underway.   On 16 June 2020, Kirklees Council’s Cabinet approved a deal to purchase the George Hotel which is famous for being the birthplace of rugby league in 1895. The deal has now been completed, with the

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Close contact treatments and indoor soft play areas are back in Kirklees

Close contact treatments and indoor soft play areas are back in Kirklees Businesses everywhere in Kirklees can now offer close contact treatments again and indoor soft play areas can reopen. From today (Tuesday 8 September), face treatments such as eyebrow threading and make-up application can now be offered again anywhere in Kirklees. Indoor soft play areas, as well as a

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Council Leader Shabir Pandor asks Government to remove local restrictions in Kirklees

Kirklees Council Leader Councillor Shabir Pandor is asking the Government to remove local restrictions currently in place in Kirklees. Councillor Pandor has thanked all Kirklees political leaders, including MPs, for holding positive discussions on the topic this week and for sharing their insights and opinion. Councillor Shabir Pandor, Leader of Kirklees Council, said: “I’ve had really useful and positive discussions

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A COVID-19 update from Council Leader Shabir Pandor

We’re now testing more people than ever in Kirklees, but infection rates have increased over the last seven days and local restrictions remain in place for now – an update from Kirklees Council Leader Councillor Shabir Pandor. On 30 July, Government announced new restrictions for 4 million people in the North of England, including everyone in Kirklees. Health Secretary, Matt

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