Kirklees Council to spend £750,000 improving Dewsbury
Aug 18 2010 by Barry Gibson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
DERELICT town centre buildings will be regenerated.
Kirklees Council’s cabinet yesterday allocated £750,000 to upgrade buildings in central Dewsbury.
Cabinet member Clr David Sheard believes the investment is badly needed.
The Heckmondwike Labour man said: “It’s been frustrating for many, many years to drive round the town centre and see derelict buildings.
“We need to address the biggest problems first. As long as they stay in a disgraceful state, we can’t bring the town up.”
The work will include:
Stanbury Buildings on Bradford Road – £150,000 to repair broken windows, doors and frames
63 Daisy Hill – £75,000 to restore tiles and repaint the building
McKinnans Mill on High Street – demolition costing £60,000
Shops on Foundry Street – £60,000 to replace broken windows and improve shopfronts
Old Anchor Inn on Mill Street West – demolition costing £50,000
Vacant warehouse on Bradford Road – £40,000 to replace window frames
Shops between 16 and 32 Westgate – £30,000 to replace broken windows and frames.