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Newsletter 29.06.2021

Free Webinars About Scams


Information from Neighbourhood Watch Network:

"The webinars are FREE to attend and are open to anyone who would like to know more about scams, the psychology behind scamsprevention and how a fraud case is investigated.

The webinars bring together experts in their field relating to online fraud, a topic which we are all too familiar with and can affect anyone and everyone, as our lives are played out more digitally.

The dates of the webinars and their topics are as follows:

6th July, 5pm
Exploring the psychology behind scams and how scammers are so effective at their crimes
Paul Maskell, Fraud & Cyber Crime Prevention Manager, Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU)

14th July, 5pm
Insights into how a fraud case is investigated and how not to be the next victim 

Ben Hobbs, Detective Sergeant; and Catriona Still, Head of Fraud Prevention & Training, Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU)

23rd July 5pm
Scams awareness training from the Friends Against Scams initiative
The National Trading Standards Scams Team (NTSST)

30th July, 5pm
Don't get hooked by scammers! What you need to know about flubot and phishing scams
Christopher Budd, Senior Global Threat Communications Manager, Avast

How to book your place
You can click on the links within this message on each of the webinars topics to register your place or you can go to and click on the webinar that you wish to attend, you can attend all of them if you wish and so make sure that you complete the registration page for each of them."

If you want to receive important safety information like the one 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.

Button Batteries - important safety information


Harper-Lee Fanthorpe died in hospital in Stoke-on-Trent in May after swallowing a battery from a remote control.

An inquest found acid from the battery burned through her food pipe and into a major artery.

Her mother told BBC Breakfast she didn't realise the dangers and wants to raise awareness to other parents.

As well as remote controls, button batteries are used in a huge range of products from watches to toys and kitchen scales.


See the button battery section of the Child Accident Prevention Trust website for more information about the risks of button batteries in and around our homes:

 NHS Cadets

NHS Cadets is a new scheme created in partnership with the NHS, to provide 14-18-year-olds from under-represented communities with opportunities to explore a career in healthcare.

 The Richmond Foundation for Kirklees Employment Service

For more information call 07909 993203 / 01484 434 866


COVID-19 vaccines

At this point in the pandemic, the number one thing that prevents hospitalization and death due to COVID-19 is: getting vaccinated. Hands down, vaccines are our most effective tool at preventing tragic outcomes due to the virus.

Source: The Unbiased Science Podcast 

The Unbiased Science Podcast is hosted by Dr. Jessica Steier, a public health expert and data scientist, and Dr. Andrea Love, an immunologist and microbiologist.

 Pop-up vaccination clinics in Kirklees

Planned community pop up, walk in & mobile vaccination sessions for people 18+ years, 1st & 2nd doses, Pfizer & Astra Zeneca:

  • Ravensthorpe – Greenwood Centre – Wednesday 30th June 2pm-7pm – all welcome, pop up
  • Dewsbury/Thornhill – Sidings Healthcare Centre – Saturday 10th July (time tbc) – all welcome regardless of whether registered with the practice or not, pop up


  • Honley – Honley Village Hall – Monday 28th June, 9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm - all welcome, walk in
  • Huddersfield – John Smith Stadium – Monday 28th June, 8am-7pm, all welcome, walk in
  • Honley – Honley Village Hall – Tuesday 29th June, 9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm - all welcome, walk in
  • Huddersfield – John Smith Stadium – Tuesday 29th June, 8am-7pm, all welcome, walk in
  • Huddersfield – John Smith Stadium – Wednesday 30th June, 8am-7pm, all welcome, walk in
  • Clayton West – Darby & Joan Club – Thursday 1st July, 3pm-8pm (twilight) - all welcome, walk in
  • Paddock – Jubilee Centre – Friday 2nd July 1pm-4pm – all welcome, pop up
  • Slaithwaite – Slaithwaite Civic Hall – Friday 2nd July, 3pm-7pm (twilight) – all welcome, walk in
  • Huddersfield – John Smith Stadium – Friday 2nd July, 8am-7pm, all welcome, walk in
  • Sheepridge – Chestnut Centre - Saturday 3rd July, 11am-2pm, all welcome, pop up

Free Wellbeing experiences for volunteers and and health/social care workers

There are places available at these fully-funded horse-assisted development sessions run by Glint on 19th and 13th July - free to volunteers and staff working in health and social care and the community sector.

See the link below for booking information.


For lots more fully funded wellbeing experiences, including Forest Adventures, Wellbeing through Nature, Middle Eastern cookery, Carnival Crafts and cycling experiences, visit the link below.

BBEST Vacancies

There are 7 vacancies at BBEST schools currently open for applications. 

Visit for more information and to apply. 


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