Brighouse

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Brighouse is a Wonderful place, steeped in history and is home to an unusual group of businesses which have clubbed together to make the town a nicer place to live. Their effort and the support of the local people have created a town which is bucking the nation trend. New shops are opening and some existing businesses have changed premises and are now enjoying more space.

A canal boat moored at the side of Sainsbury's in Brighouse.

A canal boat moored at the side of Sainsbury’s in Brighouse.

Brighouse suffers from many of the problems which other towns are facing such as Public sector budget cuts and competition form the internet but the community has come together  and is succeeding.  The future is looking bright.

 

Mill Royd Island and the Bridge on Hudderfield Road. Brighouse.

Mill Royd Island and the Bridge on Hudderfield Road. Brighouse.

Many local shops have decided to fight back against the late opening hour of the local supermarkets and are now opening late on the first Thursday of each month.
Street Markets are also being held in the town centre on a regular basis and this is bringing new traders to new customers. The markets have been a total success and even the inclement Yorkshire weather has not managed to put members of the public off coming out and enjoying the town.

A Leeds bound Northern Rail Pacer approaches Brighouse.

A Leeds bound Northern Rail Pacer approaches Brighouse.

Brighouse has great transport links both for drivers and users of public transport. The M62 is just a few mins drive from the town and give easy access to the M1 and A1. Rail links to Leeds and Wakefield are also good as are the buses. There are a number of Taxi companies in the area

Statistically reported crime in the Brighouse area is quite low and the area is generally seen as a safe area to live. The town does have a Police station but cut back and politics have rendered it pretty much useless. If you need to report a crime you can do it at ?Brighouse Station but it would be easier to telephone the call centre on 101.

Brighouse has a Council owned and run Swimming Pool and Leisure complex which is very modern. A Civic Hall which has recently been refurbished and is quite well used by local groups.

The area has a number of Parks and Recreation grounds many of which are very small but the one at Wellholme Park, on Bradford Road is well equipped and so Lane Head Rec on Halifax Road.

A model steam locomotive at the Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers.

A model steam locomotive at the Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers.

Brighouse is home to number of clubs and societies. These include the fantastic Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers who are based at Ravensprings Park on Cawcliffe Road. The BHME are a private members club and have open days where members of the public pay an entry fee and can ride as a passenger behind trains all afternoon.

The area is home to a number of hotels, restaurants and places to go for a good time and while the town is not seen as a tourist attraction it does have a lot to offer and with such good transport links tourists using Brighouse as a base can have a very good holiday. read the Calderdale Food Guide to find the best places to dine in.

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