Your voice, your Holmfirth results

Holme Valley South ward councillors and Kirklees Council staff asked local people what they think of Holmfirth town centre now, and what they’d like to see in the future. We used a tool called the “Place Standard” which encourages conversations about any place, using some simple questions. Working with local partners, we will use the results to help with planning how to invest in Holmfirth town centre, to reflect local people’s priorities. We’d like to say thank you to everyone who took part.

Who participated?

We talked with people and local businesses in the town centre, at Holmfirth Library and at Holmfirth market. We also listened in person to views of people representing local groups, such as Holmfirth Business Association, River Holme Connections, Holmfirth Transition Town, Holmfirth Civic Society, Holmfirth festival organisers and the 8-12 years youth club at the Phoenix Centre. 402 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 Holmfirth town centre:

Your town, your Holmfirth 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, in late Spring 2022 we’ll be taking the next step and asking more people in Holmfirth to get involved, to help prioritise the issues and ideas. Anyone in Holmfirth who would like to take part is very welcome to join in. Kirklees Council, local councillors and partners will then use what we learn to help create an action plan.

If you’d like to find out more or get involved, or if you have any questions, you can phone 01484 221000 (Kirklees Council) and ask for Julie McDowell, or email:

Your voice, your Holmfirth