Jun 14

Parking Proposals To Spark Growth in Dewsbury

Developments , Regeneration

Car parking proposals to spark growth and support regeneration in Dewsbury were submitted today to Kirklees Council by Dewsbury Chamber of Trade. The proposals on car parking submitted by the Dewsbury Chamber of Trade follow extensive consultation with all members of the Chamber during May/June 2022 and are intended to start a discussion with the council […]

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photo of PSPO sign in Dewsbury
Jan 26

Reduction In Street Drinking


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 […]

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coronavirus recovery
Jun 02

Post Covid Business Recovery Ideas

covid-19 , Parking , Security

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 […]

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COVID-19 image
Mar 28

Covid-19: Sources of Information For Business


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 […]

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photo of members of the Chamber of Trade with CCTV control room manager
Jan 28

CCTV in Dewsbury


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 […]

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photo of opening night for the Black Bull pub in Dewsbury
Oct 26

Black Bull Re-opens With A Flourish

Developments , Food & Drink

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 […]

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photo of Cliffe Street car park
Sep 01

Parking in Dewsbury

Developments , Parking

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 […]

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