Community safety partnership


Integrated Community Safety is a new approach to the way we work together, involving the Council, partner agencies (such as the Police, Fire & Rescue, and Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing) elected members and local people all working together to create a safer Kirklees. Partnership problem solving groups in the four district areas of Batley & Spen, … Continue reading Community safety partnership

New appointments to leadership team


Naz Parkar has been appointed as the interim Strategic Director of Economy Skills and Infrastructure. Naz’s appointment fills the gap in the senior officer structure left by Jacqui Gedman. Naz has a proven track record in a senior government role, most recently at the Executive Director of the Homes and Communities Agency for the North … Continue reading New appointments to leadership team

Apprenticeship Levy


The Government is making some big changes to apprenticeships. The aim is to put employers in control of how apprenticeships are utilised – training new recruits (traditional apprentices) as well as developing existing staff through higher level apprenticeship qualifications. From April large employers like the Council will need to pay the Apprenticeship Levy, 0.5% of … Continue reading Apprenticeship Levy

Consultation on Huddersfield Narrow Canal towpath improvements


People are being asked to give their views on proposed improvements to Huddersfield Narrow Canal towpath in a consultation that runs until 12 March 2017. The plans are to improve the Canal towpath between Longroyd Lane in Huddersfield and Low Westwood Lane, opposite Titanic Mills. It’s a 4.6km stretch and the plans include: resurfacing – to create a … Continue reading Consultation on Huddersfield Narrow Canal towpath improvements