Listening to Ravensthorpe results

In September 2021 Dewsbury West ward councillors, supported by Kirklees Council staff, asked local people about life in Ravensthorpe. 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 Ravensthorpe, 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 15 volunteers talked to people in many local places across Ravensthorpe, including local schools, the community centre, the library, 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 Ravensthorpe:

Listening to Ravensthorpe 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 Ravensthorpe to get involved, to help prioritise the issues and ideas. Anyone in Ravensthorpe 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 Ravensthorpe