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Newsletter 05.08.2021

Summer activities

Summer activities for children and young people, also for those with SEND; cooking workshops and summer camps are still taking place all across Kirklees. 

Please re-visit our previous newsletter for more information.

Sangam Festival

Sangam Festival is a community festival celebrating South Asian arts, culture and heritage and is taking place now until 18th August.
The events and activities are held online and in venues and outdoor locations across Kirklees. 
Some of the event coming to Batley area are:
7th August - Qawal Party at PKWA
8th August - Bollywood Brass Band at the Gardens in front of Bagshaw Museum entrance, Wilton Park
12th August - Silk Scarf Painting and Mughal Painting Workshops at the Bagshaw Museum
For the full programme of events visit

Carers Wellbeing Groups

Carers Count are a service for carers in Kirklees. They offer information, advice and support, groupwork, training, advocacy and peer support for carers. New Carers Wellbeing Groups are starting this week in Batley and next week in Birstall. 

Let's Talk about Self Harm

Did you know that at least 1 in 12 young people will self-harm at some point in their lives? That’s a lot of young people, at least 2 in each class! 

Self-harm can be a very secretive behaviour and something that people can find very difficult to talk about.

Through the campaign #LetsTalkAboutSelfHarm Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust want to raise awareness, increase understanding, get people talking and promote helpful responses.

Young people in Kirklees have shared their experiences and ideas to create two new leaflets to help to start the conversation about self-harm:

Northorpe Hall are also holdinginformation sessions for parents and carers and workshops for young people about self-harm and other emotional health topics.   

Getting support in a mental health crisis or emergency

No Cost Online Courses

We Find Any Learner offer No Cost Online Certified Courses Available in England and Scotland. 
These courses are government-funded and can be completed at your own pace, in your own home within approximately 20 - 30 hours or around 4 to 12 weeks.
To be eligible, you need to be:
•  Over 19 as of the 31st of August, 2021
•  Living in Scotland or England
•  Not on an Apprenticeship
Visit to enrol or call 01226 958 888 to find out more.

Batley Library Newsletter

Batley Library opening times are now back to normal, pre-pandemic, times.

Scam Warning

Kirklees Council have issued a warning about potential scam calls being made to residents in the area. 

The caller claims to be from The People’s Postcode Lottery and asks for personal information including bank details. There are very few occasions where you will be asked to provide your bank details over the phone, to ‘claim a prize’ is not one of them.

Please be extra careful and contact Action Fraud if you suspect you have experienced a scam.

If you want to receive important safety information relevant to your area, 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 4 vacancies at BBEST schools currently open for applications. 

Visit for more information and to apply. 


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