Listening to Heckmondwike results

Heckmondwike ward councillors and Kirklees Council staff asked local people what they think of Heckmondwike 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 Heckmondwike 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 the Library, on the Wellness Bus, at Morrisons supermarket entrance, at Brighton Street Community Centre and at a Green Park event. 131 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 Heckmondwike town centre:

Listening to Heckmondwike 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 or early Summer 2022 we’ll be taking the next step and asking more people in Heckmondwike to get involved, to help prioritise the issues and ideas. Anyone in Heckmondwike 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 Sue Ginty, or email:

Listening To Heckmondwike