Welcome to Raising Eyebrows on Ashbrow
Raising eyebrows on Ashbrow (REoA) brings the latest news and views from the Ashbrow ward to the residents of the Kirklees. REoA aims to champion young people’s voices, inform residents of activities across the Ashbrow ward, and provide a platform for community activists, social commentators, social enterprises and local organisations to showcase their achievements in the community.
REoA promotes community cohesion by sharing the rich cultural history of the ward, notable historical landmarks, and local businesses that bring valuable support to the ward and its communities.
Ashbrow Ward News
News from the ward
By Elliott Patrice – KLTV recently visited the Chestnut Centre to speak to Rio Duma, a local artist based in Deighton studying at the University of Huddersfield. Focusing primarily on the negative portrayals of council estates, Rio wa... Read more
Get to Know Ashbrow Ward
Ashbrow is one of the most ethnically diverse wards in Kirklees where the White British population accounts for more than half the population.
The rest of the population comprises a diverse mix of ethnic groups, including Pakistani (9%), Caribbean (7%), Mixed White-Caribbean (5%), Indian (5%), White Other (3%) and African (3%).
Not only is the area diverse, but it has some of the most expensive properties in the whole Kirklees borough
It contains 50 listed buildings that are recorded in the National Heritage List for England.
There are some amazing local business and initiatives that aim to help and support residents such as:
- The Chestnut Centre – A local resource initiative that offers services for parents, children and young people to support them and help them learn and develop.
- Huddersfield Deanery Project – Based in Bradley, the Huddersfield Deanery Project for Older People works to further the practical, social and spiritual well-being of older people of any or no religious background.
- Local Services 2 You – A Social Enterprise and group of community businesses creating success, delivering excellent services and generating opportunities for local people in Deighton, Ashbrow and Huddersfield.
- Bradley Youth Community Centre – The building can be used for a range of events, with rooms suitable for meetings, functions and family celebrations.
According to population estimates, around 20,000 people live within Ashbrow Ward, making it the third-highest populated ward in Huddersfield after Greenhead and Dalton.
The ward covers Ashbrow, Brackenhall, Bradley, Deighton, Fixby, Netheroyd Hill, Sheepridge, Cowcliffe