COVID-19 cases stabilise in Kirklees

The number of new COVID-19 cases has fallen slightly in Kirklees with 2428 local people testing positive for the virus in the past week. Even though numbers have dropped Kirklees now has the highest infection rate in West Yorkshire and the sixth highest in England. Last week the council’s Director of Public Health, Rachel Spencer-Henshall issued an urgent plea to

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Kirklees Council’s buildings and street lights will be powered by green energy from April 2021.

offshore windfarm

We declared a climate emergency in 2019 and have now arranged for our energy supplier to switch our corporate electricity supply to a green electricity tariff for the remaining 2 years of the current contract, which will last until April 2023. ‘Green electricity’ means that our electricity supplies will be generated from entirely renewable sources. The impact of using green

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Councillor changes

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Three Kirklees councillors have today resigned from the Labour group. All three remain Kirklees councillors and have indicated their intention to sit as independent members. They are Cllr Rob Walker, Cllr Lesley Warner and Cllr Richard Murgatroyd. There are currently 68 councillors elected to Kirklees Council (one seat is vacant). The new political composition of the council is: Labour and

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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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