By Leah Conway –
The Brighouse Deal is a £19 million plan that aims to improve the future of Brighouse. The plans will be showcased at an open day this May, with all encouraged to visit and get involved.
The open day will be hosted at Brighouse Open Market on Ship Street on Saturday, 21 May. The open day runs from 10am to 3pm and will showcase the latest ideas and plans with residents and business owners across Brighouse.
The day is a space where residents, businesses and organisations can come and hear about possible changes to the town, discuss how the projects have been designed and importantly, share feedback on what happens next.
As well as vital information, the day includes interactive activities for all the family. Families have a chance to contribute to a large-scale piece of shared artwork and add to a montage of words to describe the town.
Discover the future
Cllr Sophie Whittaker, co-chair of The Brighouse Town Deal Board, said: “It’s an exciting time for Brighouse as we prepare to invest £19 million to build a place where history lives, communities come together and memories are made.
“The Brighouse Deal is your deal – so I hope as many people as possible will join us to discover what it means for you and help us to write the next chapter in the story of our town.
“Our May Open Day will be the first in a series of events across the town, and we know Saturdays are busy times for many shops and businesses in the town centre, so if you can’t make it, don’t worry – there will be plenty of other chances to discover the Deal in the weeks and months ahead.”
The open day event will be supported by Turner & Townsend, which is the global professional services company that is developing the blueprints and supporting the consultation surrounding the plans.
To move forward, business cases for each of the projects will need to be completed and signed off by the Board and Calderdale council, then submitted to the government this summer.
Help write the story of the town
Peter Foy, Local Government Director from Turner & Townsend, said: “We are delighted to be supporting this important consultation event and along with our professional partners Xanthe Quayle Landscape Architects and Bond Bryan. Together, we are working with the community to share their views on what happens next to help write the story of the town.”