Join the Elland Town Development Board

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Are you passionate about Elland? Do you want to get involved and help shape ambitious plans for improving Elland Town Centre?

If so, we want to hear from you!

Elland has received £6.3 million investment to fund improvements in the town as part of the Government’s Future High Streets Fund, with further conservation funding on the horizon. The Elland Town Development Board has been set up to guide, steer and influence the transformation of Elland – to build a town where history lives, communities come together and where memories are made.

We are determined that the Elland Town Development Board represents the residents and the businesses and organisations that make it the unique place it is.

We’re looking for people from every part of our town to join the Town Development Board and help write Elland’s next chapter.

Who do we need in particular?

  • People who are passionate about Elland
  • We need more representatives from the Private Sector – you could be a business owner, have a stall on the market, want to help develop young people’s skills or be committed to generating sustainable growth and have ideas how to do that.
  • We also need more Community & Voluntary Sector representatives – you could be from a local charity or organisation. In order to better reflect the diverse needs and aspirations of the local community we are particularly seeking applications from communities who are currently underrepresented including but not limited to young people, disabled people and people of different ethnicities and faiths.

If you are interested in finding out more, or would like a copy of the role profile to submit an application, please contact the Elland Town Development Board Chair Councillor Victoria Porritt by emailing  or by ringing Mobile: 07738785233.

A covering letter (one side of A4 maximum) with a copy of your CV showing how you meet the role profile should be submitted to Councillor Victoria Porritt by 1700hrs on Friday 22 April 2022.