BBest Community

17.08.2021 Newsletter

Summer Activities for Children and Young People

Three more weeks of summer holidays are remaining - we are hoping that you are taking advantage of the summer activities taking place in and around Batley & Birstall. 

You can see the summary of activities in our previous Summer Holidays Newsletter.

 And here's more:

Fun Day for the Children of Birstall

Organised by Birstall Youth Project. Please contact Paula on 07512 659342 for more details. 

Family Fun Day at Gomersal Cricket Club

Free entry. Live entertainment all day.

Batley Bulldogs RLFC community team will be attending doing some rugby practice till 4.30 with lots of prizes to be won.

Adult volunteers will be doing some cricket practice.

Diddy Middy’s Play Gym are running an activity and bringing some bouncy castles.
The Desserts Factory are selling some desserts.
Nice ice baby will be in attendance.

And lots more! 

A raffle will be drawn on the day. 

 Picnic in the Park with Carers Count

Are you caring for a family member or a friend? Join this picnic organised by Carers Count, a local service supporting unpaid carers in Kirklees. 

Call 0300 012 0231 to confirm your attendance as places are limited. 

Carers Count Action

Carers Count really value having input from unpaid carers and want feedback and ideas directly from those they support. If this sounds like something you would like to get involved with, their next meeting is on Tuesday 24th August 2021 on Zoom at 11am to 12pm.

Well Connected - August and September list of activities

Well Connected brings together charities and community groups in North Kirklees to deliver activities to encourage people to get out and meet others in their local communities. Including informal coffee meet ups, outdoor fitness activities, creative writing and gardening, all activities are designed to improve well-being and confidence, help people rediscover former interests or develop new ones. 

 Visit for more details. 

10 Minute Shake Up games

Change 4 Life have teamed up with Disney, Pixar and Marvel to bring you brand new play-along games inspired by your favourite characters. Order your free Shake Up pack or try some of the games on their website now. 

Battle Scars - Self-harm peer support groups for adults

Battle Scars is a 100% survivor-led and run registered charity supporting anybody affected by self-harm (from scratching to cutting and from overdosing to eating disorders) running virtual and face to face services. 

To register for the below groups visit

Find Battle Scars on Facebook:

Scam Alert

Action Fraud have received over 700 reports from members of the public who have been sent emails purporting to be from the NHS, offering them a vaccine passport. 

Don’t become a victim of ‘Vaccine passport’ scams. Vaccines are free. 

To find out more about the scam and how to protect yourself visit:

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email you have received, you can report it by forwarding the email to: Suspicious text messages can also be reported by forwarding them to the number: 7726 (it’s free of charge).

If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting


If you'd like us to publish your event or activities in the next newsletter please send information to:

All events and information are correct at the time of publishing. BBEST take no responsibility for events being cancelled or rearranged.

Find us on social media for more updates and information: