We asked you how you feel about Huddersfield Town Centre. Almost a thousand people took part in our conversations. We’d like to say thank you to everyone who took part for sharing what it’s like to visit, work in or live in Huddersfield Town Centre right now. Thank you also to all the organisations who helped to make it happen by welcoming our team into your groups and venues.
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. The conversations are based around 14 themes. The key thing is that you can talk about whatever matters to you – there are no fixed options. It’s all about your experience of your place.
28 Kirklees Council colleagues talked to groups and individuals in Huddersfield Town Centre. We had conversations with citizens in many places, including Huddersfield Leisure Centre, Huddersfield Library, S2R (Support to Recovery), Auntie Pam’s and Age UK. We talked with local groups such as Kirklees Visual Impairment Network, people who are living with dementia, the Caribbean community, the Huddersfield Professionals Network and young people taking part in NCS.
We also had conversations in town centre streets, on the Piazza, at the Packhorse Centre and in the Market Square.
citizens took part in the conversations
Place Standard assessments were completed
What did people say about their place?
Have a look at our summary to see what people said about Huddersfield Town Centre:
If you’d like, you can also look at the results in more detail by downloading our data:
- Huddersfield Town Centre summary data (GoogleDocs)
- Huddersfield Town Centre full raw data (GoogleSheets)
- Moving around – 506 comments (GoogleDocs)
- Public transport – 555 comments (GoogleDocs)
- Traffic and parking – 532 comments (GoogleDocs)
- Streets and spaces – 556 comments (GoogleDocs)
- Natural space – 541 comments (GoogleDocs)
- Play and recreation – 487 comments (GoogleDocs)
- Facilities and amenities – 496 comments (GoogleDocs)
- Work and local economy – 435 comments (GoogleDocs)
- Housing and community – 458 comments (GoogleDocs)
- Social contact – 434 comments (GoogleDocs)
- Identity and belonging – 456 comments (GoogleDocs)
- Feeling safe – 518 comments (GoogleDocs)
- Care and maintenance – 468 comments (GoogleDocs)
- Influence and sense of control – 535 comments (GoogleDocs)
What happens next?
We’re really pleased that local organisations who hosted our “How do you feel about Huddersfield?” conversations are keen to have follow up sessions to talk through the results with citizens. We’ll be getting in touch to organise this. We’ve also shared our summary and the full data here, so that anyone with an interest in Huddersfield Town Centre can learn from what our citizens said.
The Huddersfield Blueprint
We’re sharing these results with our Planning colleagues at Kirklees Council, who are leading on the Huddersfield Blueprint. What citizens have said will shape the actions and priorities within a revised, final version of the blueprint. The aim is to produce this by the end of 2019.