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New precautions to tackle Omicron variant

The government has today (27 November 2021) announced extra precautions to tackle the Omicron variant. The new measures affect residents in Kirklees: Face coverings are to be made compulsory on public transport and in shops. Contacts of people who have tested positive for the omicon variant will now need to isolate. Extra restrictions and testing for anyone travelling to the UK. Further

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Get Online Week: Digital Cafes

Two men looking at computer screen

What is Get Online Week? Get Online Week is a digital inclusion campaign to support people who don’t have the access or knowledge to experience the benefits of the internet and digital technologies. A lack of digital skills and access can have a huge negative impact on a person’s life, including poorer health outcomes, increased loneliness and social isolation.  Over

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Taking Action to Battle Potholes

Workers repairing potholes

Sub-zero temperatures along with snow and rain create the perfect mix of conditions for an increase in potholes. This is something that we anticipate and deal with every winter. The weather conditions over the last month has meant that new potholes have appeared in higher numbers than in past winters. We have committed extra resources in order to repair the

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Kirklees Committed to Greener Future

Electric vehicle use within Kirklees underpins our plans for both the Climate Emergency and air quality improvements. We are currently partnered with the other four West Yorkshire Authorities and West Yorkshire Combined Authority on the delivery of the strategic taxi and public rapid charging network. Across 17 sites, we have installed 12 chargers, have a further five planned installations and

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