Keeping You Updated on the Community Asset Transfer

AGM: 21 October 2019 @ 11am

Please note that our Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 21 October 2019 at 11am, venue will be The Lodge (behind the Mansion). All are invited and if you would like to work with us as a volunteer on the Community Asset Transfer you are invited to attend and make introduce yourself to board members.

A copy of the AGM Agenda can be found here – please bring a copy with you.

Following the withdrawal of Museum services from the Mansion in Crow Nest Park, The Friends of Dewsbury Park Mansion was formed by members of the local community in November 2016. In April 2017 we became a Charitable Community Benefit Society to ensure that we can receive the funding and support required to make this exciting project happen.

Our vision is to create a welcoming, vibrant building in which all sections of the community meets and experiences activities which promote well-being, creativity, learning and empowerment, sustained by a range of suitable income-generating activities which fit with our core values.

Community Asset Transfer

Kirklees Council is currently working with local community groups to transfer assets, such as the Mansion, for the benefit of local communities. We were successful in our Expression of Interest (April 2017) and have since submitted a comprehensive Business Plan which Council Officers and Locality assessed and informed us was “on the whole good”, back in August 2017. Now in 2019, we are still working on the transfer of this beautiful heritage building and will keep you up to date via this website, newsletter, and our blog. Check out our About page for more information on the story so far.

Dewsbury Park Mansion has been Funded by:

Want to Support or Learn More?

The team at Dewsbury Park Mansion Community Hub was formed by members of our local Dewsbury community, for our local community. We would love to welcome you as part of the efforts to provide a welcoming, thriving community business for the benefit of all.

Our eNewsletter will keep you up to date, suggest ways you might like to support, and fill you in on events aimed at strengthening our Dewsbury Community.