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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 businessesHM Government Business SupportSome wider ranging […]

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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 Dewsbury Chamber of Trade made the following suggestions at the recent consultation on parking in Dewsbury run by Kirklees consultants, Systrans..What are the problems?1.  All parking in Dewsbury is currently for fixed periods and carries the fear of a penalty fine.  The current parking charges are recognised to be relatively cheap but it is […]

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photo of Field House & Bond Street in Daisy Hill area of Dewsbury
Aug 25

Dewsbury Heritage Action Zone: £2 million commitment


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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photo of The Black Bull pub in Dewsbury, Market Place
Jul 06

The Black Bull To Re-Open

Food & Drink

The Black Bull pub in the Market Place was bought by Mood Developments in October 2017.  Mood Developments is a Leeds based company specialising in heritage pubs and have two successful developments in Kirkgate, Leeds and another major building in the pipeline in Dewsbury. Mood Developments submitted the Black Bull planning application in February 2018.  Part of the […]

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Photo of Bailey's restaurant in Dewsbury
Jun 30

Bailey’s Will Be Back – In New Clothes


The sad face of the old Bailey’s cafe in Market Place, vandalised and then torched by arsonists, will soon be wearing a happy grin. A planning application has been submitted for conversion of the premises into a ‘Frankie’s’ branded American style burger bar and ice cream parlour.  The new owners hope to have the premises open by […]

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