Agenda item

Project Update 4:40 - 5:15

To consider the following updates:

·         Arcade

·         Dewsbury Market

·         Project Adjustment Requests (PAR’s)

·         Creative Hub


Contacts: Michelle Illingworth, Economic Resilience Project Officer,

                Dewsbury Town Investment Plan.

                 Jaime Nelson, Acting Head of Culture and Tourism

                Peter Thomson, Economic Resilience Project Manager,

                Development, Town Centres,

                 Martyn Broadest, Connect Housing.            


The Board received highlighted reports on all projects.


Palvinder Singh, Principal and Chief Executive of Kirklees College updated the Board on conversations that had taken place with Council officers regarding the Constructions Skills Hub. Regular updates had been provided to Mr Singh on the progress of partnership arrangements and applications received.


The Board noted that a cultural event, Song for Seasons was to take place on 12th December 2023 at Dewsbury Town Hall and Board Members had been invited. If any Board members would like to attend the event to contact Michelle Illingworth.


An invitation had gone out to all Board Members to invite three Board members to attend a workshop on sustainable transport on 28th November 2023. If any Board member would like to attend the workshop to contact Simon Taylor.


The Chair invited Helen Jakes to provide an update on communication. Helen Jakes, Senior Communications officer for Growth and Regen advised the Board that visuals around the market plans had been put up around Dewsbury Town to provide the public with a look and feel of the market and provide details of the ethos, this was to also reassure the public that market plans were taking place in the background and plans were also in place regarding trader engagement. It was noted that Kirklees Council were supporting the Arcade with communications across council platforms.


RESOLVED:  That the project updates be noted.


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