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BBEST Newsletter 21st October 2020

Information from Kirklees Libraries

Kirklees residents can once again visit a local library as part of a phased recovery plan which will see buildings open to the public.

We now have 15 libraries open for safe borrowing. A full list of these libraries and their opening times can be found at 

One of these libraries is Batley Library.

Customers can now book a 45 minute slot to use a computer at 7 of our libraries. Details can be found at 

One of the listed libraries is Batley Library.

Our Ring and Read offer is still available and you can contact Kirklees Libraries on 01484 414868 to order a selection of books.  Staff will choose these books for you, ready to collect at your pre-arranged time and library.

This is available at Birstall, Golcar, Heckmondwike, Marsden, Meltham and Skelmanthorpe Libraries.

We are now broadcasting lots of events and activities live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. This includes our Libraries Adventures Live! programme for children and families which can be seen every Tuesday morning at 11am.  The recordings are saved so can also be viewed on catch-up.

An example of a session we hosted with the amazing hip-hop and rap artist Testament can be viewed here

Simple Recipe Ideas

Colne Valley Foodbank have produced this booklet to help people plan and cook simple meals from everyday foods that are often sent as part of a food parcel. 

Recipes include:

  • Sausage & beans stew
  • Creamy chicken risotto
  • Sardine fish cakes

and many more. 


There are 18 simple and delicious recipes altogether.


You can download the full recipe book here:

Recipe book


Half Term Ideas



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Free boxing sessions for 14-19 year olds with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities)

Training Cave has become a satellite club for Yorkshire sport foundation and will be delivering free classes to 14-19 years with SEND.

These classes will start 14th November and will run every Saturday 1-2pm.

Get in touch:

‘SEND can effect a child or young persons ability to learn. They can effect their:

- Behaviour or ability to socialise.

- Reading and writing

- Ability to understand things

- Concentration levels. E.g ADHD

- Physical ability’

 Batley Sporting Charitable Trust - October Newsletter

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