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Cabinet back plans for West Yorkshire Mayor

Kirklees Council’s Cabinet has approved plans to elect a Mayor of West Yorkshire to lead the region’s £1.8billion devolution deal. The West Yorkshire Devolution Deal will devolve a range of powers and responsibilities to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA). It will unlock significant long-term funding and give the region greater freedom to decide how best to meet local needs.

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Kirklees’ cross-party message to Government on COVID-19 restrictions

With discussions with Government on COVID-19 restrictions ongoing, Kirklees’ cross-party Outbreak Control Board has made the following joint statement. “Rising infection rates in Kirklees and the pressure that is having on the NHS is something we must take seriously, and we need to do all we can to improve this situation so we can save lives. However, we do not

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Free school meals for Kirklees children during holidays

Following the Government’s refusal to provide funds for free school meals during school holidays, Kirklees Council has confirmed it will. This decision means more than 14,000 children in Kirklees will not have to go hungry during holidays. Although it’s not been possible to get Free School Meal vouchers ready for the start of half-term on 26 October 2020, the money

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