Listening to Thornhill Lees results

In June 2021 Dewsbury South ward councillors, supported by Kirklees Council staff, asked local people about life in Thornhill Lees. 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 Thornhill Lees, working with citizens, to reflect local people’s priorities. We’d like to say thank you to everyone who has already taken part.

Who participated?

A team of 12 volunteers talked to people in many local places across Thornhill Lees, including local schools, the community centre, shops, businesses and places of worship. We went door to door across the neighbourhood to reach as many households as we could. We talked to residents in the street, parks and at local bus stops.


citizens took part in 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 Thornhill Lees:

Listening to Thornhill Lees results summary (PDF)

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

What happens next?

Based on what we’ve learned from citizens, we’re now taking the next step and asking more people in Thornhill Lees to get involved, to help prioritise the issues and ideas. Anyone in Thornhill Lees who would like to take part is very welcome to join in. Kirklees Council, local councillors, partners and citizens will then use what we learn from to help create an action plan.

Find out more:

Listening to Thornhill Lees