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16.09.2021 Newsletter

The Crescent "Pre-loved" Fayre

A Pre loved fayre is coming up at The Crescent this coming Sunday 19th September.

Complimentary coffee, tea, and biscuits. 

Organisers will also be selling sweets, cakes, and tombola tickets.

If you would like a stall please get in touch on 01924 444 929.

Endorphins - activities for young people with SEND

Endorphins deliver these great activities for young people with SEND every Saturday right here in Birstall. 

And this after school club is now available every Tuesday (8-12 years old) & Thursday (13-18 years old) 4pm – 6pm:

Empowering Women

WomenCentre will be running a 6 week Empowering Women programme on Zoom, starting on Tuesday 21st September from 11am - 1pm. This course is for women aged 18+ who live in North Kirklees and want to build their confidence, emotional resilience and overall wellbeing.

For more information or to join this course, please call: 01484 450866 or email:

 Reading Friends and Maths Mates

 Would you like to train to become a Reading Friend or a Maths Mates volunteer at a local school? 


 Adult Learning Course from Kirklees Success Centres

Kirklees Success Centres will be running the following 4 courses this term. They are FREE to Kirklees residents aged 19+.

Dare to Dream

In times of uncertainty, focus your mind and build your confidence with this online course. Whether you’re considering employment, changing jobs, self-employment, volunteering, study or a combination this course will give you the opportunity to develop some goals and an action plan. 

Click here for more information.


The first and fast way to learn to read is using Phonics. Explore what this means and how children are introduced to phonics in early years and school. Find out how you can help them focus on their sounds to aid reading.

Click here for more information.

Steps for Success

The way we think has a huge influence on how we approach life. Helen and Caroline have identified some useful thinking skills setting your personal goals and taking the steps to achieve them. You will learn about methods of how to increase your confidence and self-esteem and also how to improve your motivation by understanding on how we need to focus on the short-term.

Click here for more information.

Your maths, their maths, our maths

 Do you struggle helping your children at home with their maths? Has it been a while since you have done any maths and would like a recap on how to do certain subjects? Are you considering volunteering in schools and would like to refresh your maths skills? This online course will help you with this. 

Click here for more information.

2021-22 Kirklees Concert Season

World-class music is heading back to our town halls once again after a year of silence as the 2021-22 Kirklees Concert Season begins. 

The Season’s concerts continue right up to the beginning of April 2022 and you can see the full list of concerts here.

 Neighbour of the Year & Community of the Year

A message from Neighbourhood Watch:

"From the 14th September, people across the UK are being invited to take part in our annual hunt for the UK’s ‘NEIGHBOUR OF THE YEAR’ – a nationwide search undertaken in partnership with our friends at Co-op Insurance. 

Now in its fourth year, 2021 sees the introduction of a new category: Community of the Year. This Award will celebrate the nation’s most outstanding community, and the lengths they’ve gone to, to support others and make a difference. The ‘community’ can either be in person or virtual (such as over Teams, Facebook or WhatsApp)."

Visit Neighbour of the Year Awards 2021 | Neighbourhood Watch Network ( to nominate your Neighbour of the YearYoung Neighbour of the Year (for people aged 21 years and under) or Community of the Year, and to find out more about these very special Awards.

PeerTalk Newsletter

 Our local PeerTalk peer support group meets at Jo Cox House, 90 Commercial Street, Batley, WF17 5DS every Wednesday at 11am – 12.30pm.


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