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The service only works with information supplied by Kirklees Council (Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Batley and surrounding areas) at the moment.

Who Owns My Neighbourhood? has been built by Thumbprint Co-operative.

If you would like to talk about having the service in your area, or about our other specialism, which is using text messages to do socially useful things, please contact us.

The information used in Who Owns My Neighbourhood? has been made available as part of the council's open data initiative, working with NESTA.

How do I get started?

What do the different colours on the map mean?

How can I find out about land that isn't owned by the council?

Can we use land owned by the council?

How can I find out who the other community contacts are and the other people registered for updates?

Offensive, unsuitable or misleading contributions.

Terms and Conditions

How do I get started?

Put a Kirklees postcode, or the first half of one (eg HD1), into the search box, and click Go.

That will take you to a map page showing only two different kinds of land.

Land owned by the council has a red border and shading...

council owned land

... all other land doesn't.

other land

Click on a plot of land owned by the council and a pop up will appear with a snapshot of information about that plot of land.

Click on the "View plot details" link to find out more.

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What do the different colours on the map mean?

Only land owned by the council is shaded red with a darker red border (shown above).

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How can I find out about land that isn't owned by the council?

The land registry has some information about privately owned land, but Kirklees Council doesn't have any current information.

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Can we use land owned by the council?

The council’s land cannot be used without prior arrangement or agreement. For further information regarding ownership and who to contact for permission to use the land, please email the Terrier team at: prp@kirklees.gov.uk

Public open spaces and parks are available for the public to enjoy, but even this land is subject to certain restrictions (for example, you’d need to get permission to plant trees or create allotments within a public open space, or to organise a gala in your local park). You can find contact details for parks and open spaces at http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/parks

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How can I find out who the other community contacts are and the other people registered for updates?

Being a community contact is a completely voluntary role and we don't provide the contact details for these people or those registered for updates to anyone else at all under any circumstances.

If you want to start working with other people in your area, send a message saying so to the other contacts and suggest meeting on another forum, for example a Facebook group, or through a local organisation. The council might have a community development worker who can help.

Show some common sense in how you do this and how you use Who Owns My Neighbourhood? in general - don't send personal details through Who Owns My Neighbourhood? and don't be daft about organising meetings - find an organisation to host it, for example.

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Offensive, unsuitable or misleading contributions

Please email whoownsmyneighbourhood@gmail.com

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Terms and Conditions

Using Who Owns My Neighbourhood? means you accept that you have to behave as a sensible, responsible adult and accept responsibility for all the consequences of what you do, good and not.

Show some common sense in how you use Who Owns My Neighbourhood? in general - don't send personal details through Who Owns My Neighbourhood? and don't be daft about organising meetings or other forms of contact - find an organisation to host it, for example.

If you are under 16, you are too young to use Who Owns My Neighbourhood? without the supervision of a responsible adult.

When you contribute to Who Owns My Neighbourhood? you accept that:

  • you are solely responsible for what you write.
  • you will not post offensive material.
  • you will exercise common sense in what you write.
  • you will not post personal or contact details.
  • that we will remove any inappropriate material without notification.
  • that we will prevent participation by persistent offenders.

Please report anything you consider to be inappropriate or offensive by emailing whoownsmyneighbourhood@gmail.com

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Reliability of service

We aim to provide constant, uninterrupted access to the website and its services but we do not guarantee this. We accept no responsibility or liability for any interruption or delay.

Who Owns My Neighbourhood? is dependent on other providers for this service and so a 100% availability is not feasible.

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Questions, Problems, Ideas


If you find anything that doesn't work, is confusing or have any ideas for other things that would be useful, please email whoownsmyneighbourhood@gmail.com