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Locality ‘Keep it Local’ Award celebrates our partnerships in local places

Kirklees win national award

Kirklees Council are the winners of a national award from Locality for our innovative community engagement and working alongside our partners. We’ve been awarded the ‘Keep it Local’ Award at the national Locality Awards 2021. The award, which the Democracy team are dedicating to our inspiring community organisations in local places across Kirklees, is in recognition of how the council

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Kirklees prepares to welcome Afghan refugees

Councillor Carole Pattison

Refugees from Afghanistan who are seeking safety will be welcomed to the borough with help from ourselves and our partners. Today’s endorsement from cabinet means that we will commit to welcoming Afghan refugees over the next 12 months as part of the Home Office’s Afghan Relocation Programmes – Afghan Relocation Assistance Programme (ARAP) and Afghan Citizens Relocation Scheme (ACRS). Cabinet

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Kirklees celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month celebration event

On Friday night we organised a Black History Month celebration event. The event saw local musicians and dancers perform to an audience of over 200 people from Kirklees communities. The event was an opportunity to celebrate Black History Month, support local businesses and performers, and to highlight the ‘Iroko Project’, a project of work we have developed with the local

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