How good is your home and your local place?

Activities for council tenants and leaseholders

Being a tenant or leaseholder means more than just bricks and mortar – it’s also about the place you live. So we’re keen to hear what it’s really like to live in your local community. Please let us know what’s good about being a tenant or leaseholder now, what improvements you would like to see and how you want to be involved in the future.

When you take part, you will have the option of entering a prize draw. You could win £50 of Love2shop High Street Vouchers. We will contact the winners in September.

Where: Local places across Kirklees

When: 22nd June to 4th September 2020

Organised by Kirklees Council.

Take part online

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

Complete our online questionnaire

Take part in a local discussion

If you live in the Ashbrow, Batley, Dewsbury, Dalton or Golcar areas you can take part in an interactive online discussion with other tenants and leaseholders if you would like. You can register online now, or please email us at:

Take part in a local discussion online

Talk to us by phone

If you would prefer to speak with someone on the phone to share your views about your home and your local place, please call 01484 223219 to leave your details. A member of staff will ring you back as soon as possible. The conversation will be led by you and can be as short or as long as you prefer.

Take part by post

We’ve posted a letter and a printed copy of our questionnaire to all council tenants and leaseholders in Kirklees, along with a freepost return envelope. You will have received our letter in late June or in the first week of July 2020.

Changes to the management of council housing

On 2nd June 2020, Kirklees Council’s Cabinet agreed, in principle, that the housing management and maintenance which is currently done by KNH (Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing) can be brought together with wider Kirklees Council services.

KNH is an ‘Arm’s Length Management Organisation’ (ALMO), which means it is separate from the council. It was set up in 2002 to help access funding to improve our local housing, which it has achieved. The change would simplify the arrangements for supporting you. It will mean that together we can better focus on working with our tenants and leaseholders to develop our communities and places.

We want to reassure you that, in the main, housing management and maintenance services will not change if KNH and Kirklees Council join together. It’s important that you have an opportunity to let us know what matters to you at this time. Your views will inform the final decision. So there are a range of safe ways for you to take part.

What will happen next?

You can take part now, then in autumn 2020 you can find out what people said.

The results will be discussed at a meeting of Kirklees Council’s Cabinet in the autumn. This is when a final decision will be made about bringing KNH and Kirklees Council together.

The results will also be published on this website, so anyone who is working to make our council homes and local places better can learn from what you’ve said. If you’d like to receive the results, please share your contact details when you take part.

Get involved in local democracy

You can join our email list if you’d like to receive updates about other local democracy events and activities in Kirklees:

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