Residents and businesses asked for ideas on how to improve town centres

Wakefield Council is asking residents and local businesses who live or work in Hemsworth, Kinsley, Fitzwilliam and South Hiendley to share their thoughts on what changes they’d like to see in their towns.

Residents and businesses are being asked to take part in a survey to help identify areas that need the most urgent attention, so these areas can remain vibrant places where people want to live, work and visit.

Darren Byford smiling
Cllr Darren Byford

The public consultation survey, which runs from 17 January to 13 February, invites residents and local businesses to tell the Council what improvements are required.

The survey can be accessed at Paper copies are also available at Cedars Business Centre, Barnsley Rd, Hemsworth, Pontefract WF9 4PU.

Cllr Darren Byford, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Regeneration and Property, said: “We have great communities across our district, and we really want to hear from residents and businesses in these towns to ensure that current resources are being used effectively and to find out whether they would benefit from other funding sources.

“So, if you live in these towns and have some thoughts on how they can be improved, please get involved and take part in the survey.”

This consultation is being supported by all Ward councillors.

Residents who wish to be kept informed of progress can subscribe to the mailing list at

For more information, please contact the regeneration team by email at