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Mr Monopoly on board at Huddersfield Bus Station

22 October 2018

Cllr Eric Firth, Cllr Kim Groves, Mr Monopoly, Cllr Peter McBride & Helen SchofieldSign up to the free fortnightly Messenger newsletter for a chance to win a Huddersfield Monopoly board

To mark the inclusion of a Metro square on the just-launched Huddersfield edition of the game, Mr MONOPOLY visited the town’s bus station this week.

Cllr Kim Groves, Chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee was there to welcome the moustachioed mascot.

Cllr Groves said: “With over 33,000 daily users, Huddersfield is our busiest bus station in West Yorkshire so we thought it only appropriate to suggest this brand new edition of the MONOPOLY board included a Metro M.

“Appearing at all our bus stations as well as on the 14,000 bus stops and shelters we manage, the Metro brand is instantly recognisable to West Yorkshire’s public transport users and now it will become familiar to MONOPOLY players too.”

Castle Hill and the John Smith’s Stadium are among the landmarks that join the Metro logo on the new game board, replacing traditional London locations such as a Park Lane and King’s Cross.

Cllr Groves added: “As well as operating the bus station in Huddersfield, we are funding schemes across Kirklees to generate inclusive economic growth, create new jobs and provide people with the skills they need to take up those jobs.

“For example, we are investing over £12 million of our £1bn West Yorkshire-plus Transport in measures to reduce congestion and speed up journey times for all users of the A629 between Huddersfield ring road and Ainley Top. And, along with the Combined Authority and the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (The LEP) we have invested almost £3 million of Leeds City Region Growth Deal funding into the Huddersfield Incubation & Innovation Programme at the University of Huddersfield.

“In MONOPOLY terms, you could say we’re a bit like Community Chest but on a huge scale.”

To mark the Metro square’s inclusion in the new Huddersfield edition of the game, the Combined Authority has 10 sets which it will be giving away in a draw, at the end of November, to people who subscribe to its free Messenger e-newsletter.

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Funding for schemes in Kirklees is through the Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund, and the Leeds City Region Growth Deal, - a £1 billion package of Government investment to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.

Find out more about the Combined Authority's West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund schemes.

Shoppers in Huddersfield can buy the new game at he following stores:

  • Huddersfield Town shops at the John Smiths Stadium and the Packhorse Centre
  • Ryman on New Street
  • Toyland in the Piazza
  • Waterstones in Kingsgate
  • WH Smith in the Shambles
  • The Works on New Street.

It is also available to buy online.

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