Ask Meltham results

We asked you what life in Meltham, Helme and Wilshaw is like. Over 700 people took part in our conversations. We’d like to say thank you to the team of 30 amazing volunteers who went out and made these conversations possible – and thank you to everyone who took part.

Together we used a tool called the “Place Standard”, which is a way of helping to get conversations going about any place (it could be your street, neighbourhood or town), by using some simple questions.

Who participated?

Meltham C£ year 6 taking part in Ask Meltham

Photo: Meltham CE Primary School / @yr6melthamce

Town councillors, local volunteers and staff from Kirklees Council talked to groups, individuals and businesses about our area. We had conversations in many local places, including Meltham Library, St Bartholomew’s, Robert Ashton Memorial Park, Meltham Sports and Community Centre, Scar Green Sheltered Housing and the Crossroads Centre. We talked with local groups such as Walkers are Welcome and with children at Meltham CE, Meltham Moor and Helme CE schools. We also had conversations at local cafes, bus stops, shops and local businesses. 242 people took part online.


citizens took part in the conversations


Place Standard assessments were completed

What did people say about their place?

Have a look at our results summary to see what people said about Meltham:

Ask Meltham results summary (PDF)

Ask Meltham score sheet (PDF)

If you’d like, you can also look at the results in more detail by downloading our data:

What happens next?

Meltham Town CouncilA message from Town Mayor, Councillor Kate Buchanan:
Meltham Town Council will use what we learn to make sure that our planning reflects the priorities identified by Meltham residents, businesses and local groups. We can use the information to support bids for grant funding for the Meltham area. The information can also be used by other organisations in Meltham, as part of ongoing conversations about the area.

Please come along to our results drop-in event to find out more and talk about what happens next:

Ask Meltham results event – 9th October 2019