Kirklees Council has today revealed their support for Pride in Kirklees by unveiling a fleet of refuse wagons which have been dressed to spread messages of support and positivity ahead of the Kirklees Pride event on Saturday 9 July.

This year sees the first Kirklees Pride event, supported and delivered by the Council’s LGBTQ+ staff network.

The council wanted to step in this year to ensure that a Pride event happened for all residents of Kirklees following the disbanding of the Huddersfield Pride group during Covid. The aim is to deliver a Pride which includes all areas of the borough and to hopefully see an annual event grow which can move to take place in different towns and villages across Kirklees

The council would welcome volunteers in the community to come forward to deliver future events so that Pride will be firmly community led, with the council’s continued support.

Councillor Will Simpson, cabinet member for Culture and Greener Kirklees said:

“We are delighted to be a part of a wonderful Kirklees Pride event this year and to show our support for the fantastic LGBTQ+ community in Kirklees.

Across the Council and the borough we want to demonstrate our commitment to our diverse community and that there is no place for hate.

Kirklees is proud of its LGBT+ community and we will continue to support them and work with our communities to deliver Pride with them for the years to come.”

The refuse wagons will be out and about from Monday July 3rd, each with a different message of inclusivity and support.