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BBEST Newsletter 12th January 2021

In this newsletter we're sharing information about Healthy Start vouchers, a rise in coronavirus vaccinations scams, some great resources for home-schooling, and updates from Batley Library.

Howden Clough Community Centre

Howden Clough Community Centre is still out supporting the community over this lockdown.

They are offering Food Shopping, Medical Supplies Collecting and Community Library Deliveries to people isolated. 

Call 07516119980 between 11am - 2pm

Visit Facebook for more details:

Healthy Start vouchers

If you’re pregnant or have a child under 4, you could get Healthy Start vouchers to help buy some basic foods: milk, fresh, frozen, and tinned fruit and vegetables, fresh, dried, and tinned pulses, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins.

Check your eligibility:

Apply for a primary or middle school place

There are only 3 days left before the deadline - apply online now:

If your child is starting school for the first time, why not download our handy School Readiness guide here. It's full of ideas for how to build your child’s confidence so that they start school curious and ready to learn. 

Rise in Coronavirus vaccination scams - beware!

Action Fraud are reporting increasing numbers of coronavirus vaccination scams.

Pauline Smith, Head of Action Fraud, says: 
“Remember, the vaccine is only available on the NHS and is free of charge. The NHS will never ask you for details about your bank account or to pay for the vaccine. If you receive an email, text message or phone call purporting to be from the NHS and you are asked to provide financial details, this is a scam.”


If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726, which is 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


Schools are shut again but luckily there are plenty of home-schooling resources available!


Each week day CBBC have a three-hour block of primary school programming from 9am. BBC Two will cater for secondary students with programming to support GCSE curriculum, with at least two hours of content each week day. 

Here's this week's timetable:

You can also visit BBC Bitesize for lessons full of videos, quizzes and practice activities:

 Orchard Toys

Orchard Toys are publishing Daily Activity Sheets on their social media. You can get activities for preschoolers and school children delivered to your inbox the evening before they are shared on social media to help you plan your day when homeschooling your child.

Batley Library News

The library service is currently closed due to lockdown, however the online offer and Home Service are still running. See the newsletter below for more details. 

The Library Adventures Live! sessions planned for this month run every Tuesday at 11am on the Kirklees Libraries facebook page:


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

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