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Yorkshire Regional Women's Conference 2018
Event details
Fri 28 Sep 2018 - 12:30 to 14:30
Dewsbury Town Hall
Wakefield Old Road
WF12 8DG Dewsbury
United Kingdom
FREE to Trade Union delegates

We're holding our first Regional Women's Conference, as part of the TUC Regional Equalities Forum. Open to all women trade unionists in the region.

We want to encourage debate and discussion in the movement, and want to get you involved in policy making on equalities issues in the region. Come along, listen, be heard, and be part of making positive change for women across the region. Lunch provided on arrival

Regional Equalities Forum Conference - open to all women trade unionists

Chair, Harriet Eisner - Unite the Union

Registration at 12:00 - programme begins at 12:30 until 14:30

150 stories for 150 years

Introduction to the 'Women have always led our movement' strand of TUC's 150th anniversary campaign
Lynn Collins, TUC North West Regional Secretary

Campaign Priorities 2019

What should trade union women prioritise for 2019?
Harriet Eisner, Chair - Regional Equalities Forum
Marianne Quick, Unite the Union

Slater Gordon LLP: Equality: What type?

The impact of austerity on women's rights within the framework of equality law and how we build true equality for the future
Hayat Rafique, Slater Gordon LLP

Women & Brexit

A briefing from the TUC on the impact Brexit will have on women in the UK
Trades Union Congress briefing

Women in Leadership course feedback

Feedback from participants on the TUC's flagship 150th anniversary Women in Leadership course, and what trade uionists can do with the skills they've learned.
Women in Leadership course participants

Yorkshire Regional Women's Conference 2018
Dewsbury Town Hall
Wakefield Old Road
WF12 8DG Dewsbury
United Kingdom
Transport and Travel

Public Transport

By Train

Dewsbury Train Station is located an 8 minute walk from the Town Hall, with regular trains from Leeds and Manchester (information here)

By Bus

Dewsbury bus station is located a 4 minute walk from the Town Hall, with services across West Yorkshire (click here for the Metro website)

Car parking

Nearest car park

  • Old Wakefield Road car park
  • Old Wakefield Road, Dewsbury, WF12 8DG

This is only 20 metres away from the town hall. The small car park offers 23 spaces.

Other car parks

There are on street parking bays situated at the rear and side of the town hall. A larger car park is available behind Dewsbury Sports Centre and is adjacent to Mecca Bingo. This car park is only 5 minutes walk to the town hall.

There is also a wide selection of other car parks located near to Dewsbury Town Hall.



Everyone is welcome to Dewsbury Town Hall, we will do whatever we can to ensure you have an enjoyable visit. Staff are available to help, so please ask us if you need any assistance.

Parking and dropping off

There are a limited number of parking spaces for blue badge holders next to the town hall on Wakefield Road.

Lift access

The lift accesses the concert hall and all meeting rooms on the 1st and 2nd floor. Please note that there are steps to all rows of seating on the balcony. Please be aware that the lift will not be available in the event of an evacuation.

Wheelchair users

The town hall is accessible to wheelchair users and dedicated seating is available in the rear stalls.

An induction loop and dedicated toilet facilities for those with disabilities are also available within Dewsbury Town Hall. We also welcome guide dogs, please ask if you need help with your seat.