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Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. One in five people in Kirklees has a disability and providing fully accessible online information for them is a vitally important part of what we do. That’s why the Kirklees Council website is celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day by being recognised as one of the top 30 most accessible local authority sites in the

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Important Local Elections Update

Elections 2021

  It’s polling day on Thursday! Voters across Kirklees will be going to the polls to elect their local councillors as well as choosing their first Mayor for West Yorkshire. The COVID-19 pandemic means that this year’s elections are a bit different. There are a few things to remember so that everyone gets the chance to make their vote count.

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The council’s budget 2021

These are unprecedented times. As a Council, we know that the ongoing COVID impact also creates significant financial challenges for setting budgets for next year. We are a Council that continues to manage its budgets carefully, and because of this there are a number of planned measures we intend to implement locally that will give us some financial stability and resilience

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Infection rates rise in Kirklees but restrictions are unchanged

Rates of COVID-19 infections have continued to rise in Kirklees according to data published by Public Health England.

The local data shows that the rate of COVID-19 infection in Kirklees has increased by 20.2% over the past week. In the last seven days where data is available, 89.3 per 100,000 people in Kirklees tested positive for COVID-19, compared to last week when it was 74.3 per 100,000. The increase mirrors trends across Yorkshire and England over recent weeks.

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