A MAJOR revamp for Lockwood is on the cards.
And now residents, businesses and local groups are being asked: Tell us what you want us to do.
They are being invited to take part in a consultation exercise for the Lockwood Renaissance Programme to find out exactly what they want to see in the area.
The Renaissance Programme aims to transform the major corridor of Lockwood and its surrounding area as one of the gateways into Huddersfield town centre.
Council bosses say it is crucial that residents and others are able to influence the plans and future activities of the project.
The Lockwood Renaissance Programme - approved by the Regional Housing Board – wants to make sure that it meets local needs through improving housing, environment, local economy, highways, health and helping the local community.
The scheme is also planned to link into the planned £200m Waterfront development and in attracting future investment into the town.
It is the second phase of the four-year Thornton Lodge Renaissance Programme which has secured £3.76m from the West Yorkshire Housing Partnership to regenerate the area.
The first consultation event will take place on Saturday December 9 from 1.30pm to 5.30pm at Mount Pleasant Infant and Junior School.
It is planned as a community fun day and will be informal with free entertainment for children including a climbing wall and refreshments as well as a visit from Santa.
People are invited to drop in and have a say, raise issues and suggest possible solutions. There will also be an area specifically for young people to have their say.
This event will be followed up by workshops in January around the themes of the programme and these hope to shape proposals for the future of the area. The final plans will be presented at a large community event in February.
Clr Khizar Iqbal, Kirklees Cabinet member for Housing, said: "The real benefits of this type of consultation are now beginning to be seen through the Thornton Lodge programme with real improvements on the ground and much more planned in the pipeline.
"The plans include the redevelopment of Rashcliffe Hill Park and improvements to the appearance of the Manchester Road shopfronts and housing.
"These developments will not only benefit the local community, but the wider community as well."
For further information about the Lockwood Renaissance Programme or the December event, please contact John Lambe, Programme Co-ordinator, on 01484 416675 or email firstname.lastname@example.org