Listening to Heckmondwike

We’ve been finding out how you feel about visiting, working in or living in your town centre now & listening to ideas for the future

Heckmondwike ward councillors and Kirklees Council are working together to find out what really matters to you in Heckmondwike town centre. Thank you very much to everyone who has already joined in. Together you’ve shared over 1,200 comments, including lots of ideas for the future.

Based on what we’ve learned from local people, we’re now taking the next step and asking more people to get involved to help prioritise the ideas. Anyone in Heckmondwike who would like to take part is very welcome to join in.

How to get involved

Complete our questionnaire

Want to help prioritise the ideas from people in Heckmondwike or share your own ideas? Please fill in our questionnaire to let us know what’s most important to you:

Complete our ‘Next steps’ questionnaire

If you live in Heckmondwike and would prefer to fill in a printed copy, please phone 01484 221 000 (Kirklees Council) and ask for Susan Ginty, or email

Please try to return your completed questionnaire by 9th June.

Call in at one of our drop in sessions

Come and join our results drop-in session to find out more about what people said, talk about what we’ve learned and help decide what happens next.

Tuesday 24th May 2022

Heckmondwike Library, Walkley Lane, Heckmondwike, WF16 0HH

Drop in anytime from 12.30pm to 3pm

Firth Park Bowling Pavilion, Westgate, Heckmondwike, WF16 0HH

Drop in anytime from 6pm to 8pm

Light refreshments will be available

What people have said so far

From 4th October to 8th November 2021 we asked people in Heckmondwike to share your experiences of Heckmondwike town centre now, and your ideas for the future. Find out more about what we did, who participated and what we’ve learned from participants:

Listening to Heckmondwike results

What happens next?

Kirklees Council, local ward councillors and partners will use what we learn to help create an action place and direct funding and investment where we can, to reflect what people have told us.

Investing in our town centres

We all want to see our town centres revitalised and to do this we really need to know what people think about them.  

Our town centres provide a range of business, cultural, leisure and local retail facilities and are also areas of local growth. Kirklees Council are investing £1.5m in Heckmondwike town centre, as part of our small town centres funding. We are also investing in other ways.

We know that how our towns look and feel is important in attracting people to visit them. We want our towns to be clean, environmentally friendly, and welcoming for children and families.

By taking part, you’re helping to inform the improvements to Heckmondwike town centre, by helping us understand what’s important to you. 

Contact us

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


Where: In and around Heckmondwike town centre
from 4th October to 8th November 2021
Results published: March 2022
Next steps activities: May 2022
Organised by: Kirklees Council. Supported by Heckmondwike ward councillors.

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