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Motorhome Aires/Parking

Overnight stops for self-contained motorhomes, overnight parking (not camping) allowing sleeping in the vehicle. There’s 250,000+ registered UK motorhomes. Having somewhere to park accessible to the town will increase tourism and boost sales in shops/pubs/restaurants etc. This work’s in places like Canterbury, and indeed throughout Europe (a network of nearly 4000 in France, but also […]

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Huddersfield Road

If Huddersfield Rd was realigned over the corner of Sainsbury’s car park, then connections between Bethel St, Bradford Rd & Lawson Rd could be improved, especially if these streets were pedestrianized!

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Green park

The triangle of land between Cliffe Rd, Huddersfield Rd to the East, Gooder Ln and the railway line to the South would make a nice green space if the existing businesses were relocated to the planned Clifton buisness park. This could be intersected with pleasant wide footpaths to improve key East – West links .

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Railway Station

Build an iconic modern station building for Brighouse with modern facilities, preferably in the triangle between Huddersfield Rd and Gooder Lane. Also proper waiting rooms on the platforms like those at Shipley!

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Ideas

Everyone loves going to Hebden Bridge, the quirkiness, independent shops and some chain stores too. Cafes, new bars for all ages. Make more of the old flour mills, more gift shops to keep us in buying for friends presents. Make people want to just come, wander around , eat ice cream, feed the birds on […]

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Make more of the waterfronts

We have a river and canal, plus the canal basin. Access to this could be improved with walks and seating as well as encouraging leisure businesses. The river in particular is almost completly inaccessible at the moment. Perhaps flood defences and improved access could go hand in hand.

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Train line

Currently the trains from Brighouse are few and far between. Very often delayed and only a single carriage. As many people rely on these for commuting it would make sense to make these slightly more frequent. Especially as many trains already go through brighouse, just don’t stop…

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Inviting Road Network & Parking

The road network surrounding Brighouse Town does not encourage visitors. It doesn’t showcase what Brighouse has to offer. Key routes into Brighouse (such as routes from M62, Huddersfield, and Bradford) are constantly clogged with traffic. Can some areas be widened or reconfigured to support quicker flow of traffic (eg. Area around Lidl and Subway)? Along […]

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Cleaner parks and streets

More bins for Wellholme Park, including in the woods by the bmx track, to keep the park cleaner and allow recycling e.g plastic bottles. Bins with ‘lids’ to keep birds and squirrels out to stop them littering. Regular cleaning of streets of rubbish

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Housing

Have more housing available so young families can afford to live here and work in Leeds or Manchester!

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Improve public transport

The bus services in Brighouse ( particularly in Rastrick) have been reduced since Christmas leaving commuters having to do lengthy bus journey, quite often having to catch a connection, and having to leave the house much earlier than previously. Additional services and better connection would encourage people to use public transport more and reduce traffic […]

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Speed Cameras on Halifax Rd

This has been mentioned time and time again. The road is dangerous and people do not drive at 30mph. Speed vans have been but this does not do anything. People have died and there are four schools surrounding the area. This needs to be sorted, to stop accidents and deaths in the area.

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Flood defences

Invest in better flood defences to protect the businesses. Especially Rokt the climbing gym which is a such an amazing space in our town for bringing community together.

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Play areas

Up to date play areas around brighouse parks to increase community people to interact get the brighouse spirit back

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Wifi

More WiFi hotspots or free WiFi throughout the town. Would increase visitors

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Better shopping

Somewhere that’s half decent to shop. Brighouse is full of charity shops, vape shops, pubs and banks. There is limited decent shops. Maybe if rent was lowered there would be more of these.

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The centre: rethink roads & pavements

Remove kerbs and dreadful pavements, have one demarcated lane for traffic on major streets to free up pedestrian space & parking near to shops (diagonal bays). HALIFAX & Hebden Bridge have similar centres, making them more attractive & accessible to pedestrians, disabled and motorists. A long term benefit for the high street and the town. […]

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Congestion

The congestion, danger and layout of the road area/roundabout near Tesco through the town towards Huddersfield needs to be significantly improved to aid traffic flow

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Housing

Brighouse is ideally placed for access to all parts of the country, but the current trend for building houses everywhere is putting pressure on an already stretched infastructure. A better rail service with appropriate parking facilities would encourage people to leave their cars at home (or in town) and use public transport. Currently, to go […]

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Re-think the market

It is the most dismal, dreary place! It gets next to no sunshine but it could become a busy gathering place if it had a large airy roof – [mini version of Trinity in Leeds??] and we could have all sorts of events under it, including a nicer market. Reduce the number of ugly fixed […]

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Improve town centre traffic flow

Poorly thought out town planning decisions have left the town with very poor traffic through flow. The town needs a holistic solution to the high volume transient traffic at peak times which combined with the poorly planned road infrastructure and the short sited approval of supermarkets causes traffic to back up into junctions daily.

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Open up the town centre

Knock down Wellington arcade. It’s dated, dark and uninviting. Have a square with shops round the edge, a space for the market in the middle and space for the community to meet. People are less likely to shop local as their first choice if their first impression of the town is rough pubs with people […]

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