Reduction in street drinkingWe are at last beginning to see signs of a reduction in street drinking in the town centre.More Police, more Enforcement Officers and clear signageThe Dewsbury Blueprint launched in February last year included funding for two full Police Constables dedicated to policing the town centre plus a number of additional council Enforcement […]
The Chamber of Trade has been asked by the council for our ideas on how the council can support businesses in the post-Covid-19 recovery phase.Following are some of the ideas in no particular order. Table of Contents: 1 Safety & Security2 Parking Charges3 Buy Local 4 Make Space for Cafes & Restaurants5 Avoid conflicting queues6 Provide […]
There are various sources of information developing as the government works through different types of problems. We will endeavour to publish here links that we become aware of. Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice and guidance for small businesses and the self-employedHMRC – many subsections listedCOVID-19: support for businesses 14 April updateupdate on the Self […]
CCTV coverage of Dewsbury town centre frequently comes in for much criticism. So members of the Dewsbury Chamber of Trade today visited the Kirklees CCTV control room to get the facts. (photo: , from the left, Bruce Bird, Chamber of Trade Neil Hepplestall, Control Room manager, Paul Ellis, President of the Chamber) There are in excess […]
The Black Bull pub in Market Place, Dewsbury re-opened with a flourish on Thursday 24 Oct 2019 after a 2 year refurbishment effort. The re-opening was marked by the bellringers of Dewsbury Minster led by Tower Captain, Derek Johnstone who tolled Dewsbury Minster’s famous ‘Black Tom’ bell 114 times before a glorious peal by the whole […]
The council has a large but little used car park in Dewsbury. It should be used – to benefit the town – not neglected. The Dewsbury Chamber of Trade made the following suggestions during the 2019 consultation on parking in Dewsbury run by Kirklees consultants, Systrans..What are the problems?1. All parking in Dewsbury is currently […]
Dewsbury Heritage Action Zone is to benefit from £2 million pounds of investment funds from the council’s capital plan committed by Kirklees Councillors at a Cabinet meeting on 21st August.The Dewsbury Heritage Action Zone is one of eight designated by Historic England in December 2017 and described as ‘Dewsbury Living Market Town’. The announcement was accompanied by a grant […]
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