HUDDERSFIELD CIVIC SOCIETY NEWS

Worries over temporary railway station when main Huddersfield one closes for massive revamp

Huddersfield Unlimited and Huddersfield Civic Society have voiced concerns about the temporary railway station needed when major renovation work is carried out at the main station in Huddersfield town centre.
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Huddersfield Civic Society’s Chairman’s update March 2022

I hope you will be able to join us at the Yorkshire Children’s Centre, New North Parade, Huddersfield for our AGM which will be followed by a presentation by Acumen Architects focussing on town centre residential developments, proposals and opportunities.
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HCS annual meeting will also feature a presentation from leading architects

HCS Members are invited to attend the society’s annual general meeting which will also feature a presentation from a well-known Huddersfield designers and architects.
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What HCS thinks of the plans for Huddersfield’s new Cultural Heart so far

Kirklees Council has revealed more details about its plans for the new £210 million Cultural Heart in Huddersfield town centre. Here is Huddersfield Civic Society’s reaction to it.
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Concern over car parking plan for St Peter’s Gardens

Concern has been expressed by the society over a planning application by Huddersfield Parish Church to create a small car park in St Peter’s Gardens. Parking for 14 vehicles is proposed on the north side of the building for clergy, volunteers, disabled drivers and those attending funerals. The former Vicar, Simon…
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Conference on the future of waste in Kirklees – join the debate

A one-day conference on waste and resources in Kirklees, will start the debate on how we manage waste in the next few years and the implications for our local economy. The issue of waste, litter and fly-tipping was addressed at a recent Civic Society Environment Workshop. The low recycling rate…
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How to make Huddersfield town centre a more playful place for everyone

HCS Chairman, David Wyles recently provided support for children’s play facilities in the town centre, as part of a consultation carried out by Playful Anywhere on behalf of Kirklees Council’s Blueprint proposals. The following is an extract of comments made on behalf of the Civic Society during a telephone interview:…
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Society backs Network Rail’s proposal to upgrade Huddersfield-Dewsbury track

A proposal by Network Rail to upgrade a section of railway between Huddersfield and Westtown – about half a mile south-west of Dewsbury station – has won the support of Huddersfield Civic Society. Network Rail says: ‘The current layout of railway in this area means we can’t run more trains…
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Senior council officer gives update to HCS members on Huddersfield Blueprint

Karl Battersby By David Wyles Karl Battersby presented an update on the Huddersfield Blueprint document to 40 HCS members and guests. The talk coincided with the end of a three month public consultation period which has included detailed comments made by HCS. Karl,  Kirklees Council’s Strategic Director, Economy and Infrastructure, outlined…
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Walking trail reveals Birkby’s vibrant past

A guided trail around Birkby, outlining a rich and varied history dating from medieval times to the present day, has been produced by the Discover Huddersfield partnership. It features a range of important buildings from the 16th century Bay Hall to St John’s Church, designed by one of England’s most…
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Share your views on what would make Huddersfield a more playful place

Playful Anywhere, a Leeds-based social enterprise, has been commissioned by Kirklees Council to carry out a community engagement programme called Playful Huddersfield. Kirklees would like to find out your views on what would make Huddersfield Town Centre a more playful place for young and old alike. This information will help…
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Absorbing address on future of travel in Kirklees

​Greg Marsden, Professor of Transport Governance at Leeds University, drew a large audience for his address on the future of travel in Kirklees at our September meeting. Rather than focussing on autonomous vehicles or flying cars, he drew attention to the important changes in society which have reduced the amount that people are…
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