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29.09.2021 Newsletter

 Caterpillars and other TCD Charity Projects

TCD Charity run a free session on Wednesday mornings (9.15am-10am) for parents/carers of children under 2 years, Caterpillars.

It is a gentle fitness session followed by a wellbeing chat. If the babies need anything during the fitness (we encourage them to join in), as it is a very casual class, parents and carers dip in and out and tend to the children as required.    

The sessions take place at Jo Cox house, Commercial Street, Batley.  For further information, please contact Bex or Rachel at

Visit TCD's website to find out about their other great projects, such as:

Luke's Lads and Luke's Lads Juniors

Male only fitness and wellbeing sessions for boys and men which encourages positive mental health through exercise and open discussion.

Butterflies and Butterflies Juniors

Female only fitness and wellbeing sessions for girls and women which encourages positive mental health through exercise and open discussion.

Twilight Tutus and Strictly Twilight

A ballet class aimed at senior citizens of all abilities which promotes positive physical and cognitive health.

 The Return of the Great Birstall Sewing Bee-BEST

Join us for The Return of the Great Birstall Sewing Bee-BEST!


It's a 6 week course taking place every Wednesday beginning 13th of October until the 24th November (please note, there will be no class on 27th October).


Book your places via Eventbrite: 

 Girls' Football Sessions at Staincliffe FC

These new girls only sessions are starting at the start of November - spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

Register online:



Phone: 07506 466385

 Jobs Fair coming to Batley on 5th October


 Lantern Parade

Lantern Parade will be held at Crow Nest Park Dewsbury on 6th October in celebration of World Mental Health Day 2021.


The global theme for this year is ‘mental health in an unequal world’ and we encourage you to wear green (the colour of WMHD) and bring your own handheld lanterns or ‘lights’ to join in the parade.


Stalls, music and activities between 5-6.15 pm.

The lantern parade walk around the park taking places from 6.15-7.15pm.

Junior Park Runs

These free 2k timed runs are for children and young people aged 4-14. 

Please see the below poster for locations. 

Visit to register. 

Cuckooing - Know The Signs

Police are appealing for people in the community to be their eyes and ears and report suspicious activity where criminals could be forcing themselves into the properties of vulnerable people.

Cuckooing’ is where criminals exploit people by moving into their property, often using it as a base for criminal activity.

By knowing some of the signs to look out for, people can help police to identify people at risk and deal with any criminal behaviour.

Key signs include (but are not limited to)

  • An increase in people entering and leaving the address,
  • An increase in anti-social behaviour 
  • Increasing litter outside
  • People coming and going at strange times
  • Damage to the property
  • You haven't seen the person who lives there recently or, when you have, they have been anxious or distracted.

If you suspect cuckooing in your neighbourhood call police on 101 or online via

West Yorkshire Community Alerts 

If you want to receive important safety information, such as the above, sign up to West Yorkshire Community Alert messaging system:

This service is free and you can choose to receive news and appeals, local crime information and/or prevention advice direct to you by email, text or voice message.

BBEST Vacancies

There are 14 vacancies at BBEST schools currently open for applications.

Visit for more information. 


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