Ask Honley results

From 25th October to 20th December 2019 a team of 23 community volunteers, supported by Kirklees Council staff, asked local people about life in Honley. 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 Honley, which reflects local people’s priorities. We’d like to say thank you to everyone who took part.

Who participated?

We talked with people in lots of different places. We had conversations with parents and young people in local schools (Honley High and Honley Junior, Infant & Nursery), at Honley youth club, with local Guides, Brownies and Scout groups, with Retirement Living Residents’ groups (at Stony Lane, Burhouse Court, Trinity Court and Roundway), at St Mary’s and Trinity Churches, in local shops and businesses, in local pubs and clubs, at Honley Library and Honley Village Hall, on the street and at 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 Honley:

Ask Honley results summary (PDF)

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

How good is your home and your local place?

In addition to Ask Honley, during the summer of 2020 Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing completed their How good is your home and your local place? activities, also using the Place Standard. This was an opportunity for all council tenants and leaseholders in Kirklees to share what it’s really like to live in their local community. 41 people in Honley took part, either via the post, online or via telephone.

Tenant engagement results for Honley (PDF)

What happens next?

Based on what we’ve learned from citizens, we’re now taking the next step and asking people in Honley to help prioritise the issues and ideas so we can create an action plan. Please come along to see the results and share your views on which actions are most important. Everyone is welcome.

Join us at:

  • St Mary’s Church coffee morning
    Thursday 17th March 2022 from 10am to 1pm
    at St Mary’s Church, Honley, HD9 6BA
  • Holme Valley North Ward Forumwith ward councillors
    Thursday 17th March 2022 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
    at Honley Village Hall, Roundway, HD9 6DE

Both venues have disabled access.

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 Julie McDowell, or email

Ask Honley