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Council funding helps shoppers and staff feel safe in town centre

Six new town centre support officers are helping to improve the safety and cleanliness of Huddersfield Town Centre and boosting shopper confidence as Covid restrictions ease. Kirklees Council have funded the six-month trial posts with Huddersfield BID recruiting and managing the officers. Forming part of the Blueprint plans they will help to create a welcoming, safe and attractive town centre.

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Hero binmen encourage workers in frontline services to get tested

Kirklees Council’s hero refuse workers, Mick McDermott, Chris Armand and Andy Borowy, who came to the rescue of local man Christopher Lennon giving lifesaving first aid, are encouraging all critical workers to get tested for COVID-19. Letters of thanks from the Leader of the Council, Councillor Shabir Pandor and Councillor Paul Davies were awarded by Councillor Davies at one of

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Council’s expanded Discretionary Grant supports more businesses and self-employed

Businesses and the self-employed in Kirklees could benefit from the expansion of the Covid-19 Discretionary Grant scheme administered by Kirklees Council. Following the government’s announcement of a further lockdown from 5 January, the council received an additional injection of £3.9m towards the Discretionary Grant fund. This money is now being used by the council to widen the eligibility criteria, meaning

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Infection rates need to come down faster

Covid 19 data update

COVID-19 infection rates have dropped slightly over the last week but Kirklees’ numbers are not falling as quickly as many other parts of the country. There were 1,015 new positive COVID-19 cases in the borough over the last seven days which is a small drop of seven per cent on last week. You can view all the data on the online

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Local test and trace service to launch

Kirklees and Wakefield Councils have joined forces to provide a local test and trace service. This locally enhanced contact tracing service will roll out across the local authority areas from 30 November. Working closely with NHS Test and Trace and fully integrated with the national service, the new local service has been developed to provide further support. Drawing on local

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