Batley – Our town centre

How do you feel about Batley town centre?

Everyone has their own experience of a place. Kirklees Council and your local councillors would really like to hear how you feel about visiting, working in or living in Batley town centre. Our teams are out and about in the town centre this summer. We’re asking visitors, residents, businesses and local organisations how you feel about Batley town centre now, and what things you’d like to see in the future. You can also take part online.

Please get involved to share your experiences, so that we can invest in more of the things that matter to local people. You can take part now, then find out the results later in the year.

Where: In and around Batley town centre
from 12th July to 9th August 2021

Organised by Kirklees Council. Supported by Batley East and Batley West ward councillors.

How to take part

You can participate in any of these ways:

Take part online

The quickest and easiest way to take part is to complete our online questionnaire:

Take part online

Take part in a local conversation

Look out for us in the town centre, or pop into Batley Library, 14 Market Place, Batley WF17 5DA on any of these Wednesdays:

  • Wednesday 14th July, from 10am to 3pm
  • Wednesday 21st July, from 10am to 3pm
  • Wednesday 28th July, from 10am to 3pm
  • Wednesday 4th August, from 10am to 3pm

Host a group activity or drop-in

If you are a part of a community group who would like to participate in a covid safe group conversation, or if you’d like to have a drop-in session at your town centre venue, please phone 01484 221000 (Kirklees Council) and ask for Ashley Fothergill or email: 

Take part by post

If you would prefer to complete a printed copy of our questionnaire, please phone 01484 221000 (Kirklees Council) and ask for Ashley Fothergill, pick up a copy from Batley Library, or request your copy via email: We will also send you a freepost return envelope.


What will happen next?

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 Batley 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 contributing now, you can help to inform the improvements to Batley town centre, by helping us understand what’s important to you. 

Streets for People

Batley map

Everything we learn about how we can improve air quality, safety, cycling, walking and public transport will also be considered as part of the Streets for People scheme. This scheme will invest an extra £1m from West Yorkshire Combined Authority in making Batley town centre better for people. It has a particular focus on making it easier for people to visit, get around safely and enjoy spending time in the town centre, including cutting down on unnecessary traffic.

You can also add comments to the Batley – Streets for People map.

We’d really like to hear what you think about Batley town centre, to help decide how both these funds can best be used.

Contact us

If you need any help taking part, please phone 01484 221000 (Kirklees Council) and ask for Ashley Fothergill, or email:

Get the results

The results will be shared via this website and in Batley town centre. Please sign up for our email list if you’d like us to send you the results:

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