Listening to Waterloo results

In July 2021 Dalton ward councillors, supported by Kirklees Council staff, asked local people about life in Waterloo. We used a tool called the “Place Standard”. This 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. We’ll be using the results to help create an action plan for Waterloo, which reflects local people’s priorities. We’d like to say thank you to everyone who took part.

Who participated?

As we were unable to have face to face conversations with local groups and individuals during this time, we wrote to each household in the area inviting people to take part. Everyone in Waterloo had the opportunity to complete a postal questionnaire or to take part online. We also put posters and banners up around Waterloo and used social media to encourage participation. We did manage to safely hold two drop-in sessions during September 2021, when some restrictions were eased. 61 people took part via post and 32 people took part online.


citizens took part in the activities


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 Waterloo:

Listening to Waterloo results summary (PDF)

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

What happens next?

There will be a drop-in session on 17th March 2022, to share the results with citizens in Waterloo and talk about next steps. Dalton ward councillors and Kirklees Council will use what we’re learning to help create an action plan with citizens.

If you’d like to find out more or get involved, or if you have any questions, you can phone 01484 221000 and ask for Cheryl Reid, or email

Listening to Waterloo