Kirklees Council is asking residents for their say on how parking in Huddersfield and Dewsbury town centres can be made better.

Today an online survey has been launched which will help form a new strategy to improve parking provision for those using it.

This will be taking place alongside in-person surveys and questionnaires in Dewsbury and Huddersfield town centres from 19 – 22 June.

This work will be carried out by a contractor and will look at gathering relevant information such as the duration of people’s stay, preferred method of payment, how well used car parks are and whether they have the right number of spaces.

Huddersfield Town Centre

Information gathered through this exercise will be used to help form Kirklees Council’s new parking strategy for each area.

Cllr Peter McBride, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: “We have ambitious plans to make sure all of our town centres thrive and a part of this is making sure parking supports our vision.

“We want our businesses and centres to succeed so we need to make sure parking encourages visitors rather than deterring them. This could be through different ways of paying for parking or more or fewer spaces in certain areas.”

Cllr Rob Walker, Cabinet Member for Culture and Environment, said: “We want to know what we can do differently to make sure parking in Dewsbury and Huddersfield town centres works for everyone. I’d like to urge people to share their views through our online survey.

“As well as ensuring we have an excellent parking offer, this is also about doing what we can to create a greener Kirklees and supporting more environmentally-friendly ways for people to park or travel.”

The survey will be open until 30 June. To take part visit http://kirklees.gov.uk/kirkleesparking