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Birstall is a large village in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England and situated roughly 6 miles south-west of Leeds. It features a quaint triangular Victorian marketplace, which replaced an earlier market on High Street in the Georgian area of the village further up the hill.
Situated centrally between Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield and Wakefield close to the M62 motorway, Birstall has always benefited from good transport links but more recently has seen massive growth because of the expansion of Leeds resulting in a growth of commuters wishing to live in more rural surroundings.
In mid-2008 Birstall received a £900,000 cash injection to improve the aesthetics of the town. This was completed in December 2008. The town's 19th-century cobbled market place was removed (with large unrest from residents believing the town would lose character, like neighbouring Batley) and replaced with a level stone surface with random cobbled stripes. New lighting has been erected throughout the village centre along with a CCTV system. Village centre roads have also been improved and the overall upgrade of the town has been well received by residents.
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The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birstall,_West_Yorkshire