Bottle Stopper

Mr H works in a factory that makes glass bottles. On this particular day, he had to change something within the machine. This was a fairly common practice, and something that is done often. Unfortunately on this occasion, whilst Mr H was changing the item, a colleague on the other side of the machine accidentally […]

Ladder Fall

Ladders are dangerous if not used properly. They are responsible for thousands of accidents every year, both in work places and around the home. But, they are an essential tool for a lot of people, and jobs. The trick therefore is to use them safely, and most importantly know what you are doing. This certainly […]

Free Goodies

Keep your eyes peeled whilst in Batley from Friday 26 August, because free goodie bags have been hidden around the town as the organisers of Dewsbury’s free art Friday have made the short trip along Bradford Road. The lucky finders of the bags will receive free art, film related treats and information about this year’s […]

Memory Lane Cafe

The Friends of Batley Library Group is launching it’s latest new venture on Tuesday 13 Sept with the start of the memory lane café. The idea behind the café is to help stimulate both memories of the past and at the same time improve the memories and alertness of the people attending. For more details […]

Batley Bulldogs Networking Meeting 26 August

The Bulldogs networking meeting brings together local businesses, community groups, charities and sports clubs once a month for an informal get together over breakfast. Running from 08:00 until a little after 09:00, it costs £5 per meeting with no membership fees. The cost includes tea/coffee and your breakfast. There is a guest speaker each month. […]

Westival Returns

The ever popular music and beer festival returns from 02 September for 3 free fun days of some great local music talent. Plus plenty of real ales to try and enjoy. This year the event is supporting Kirklees Music School as it’s nominated charity, with musicians from he charity performing on the stage. There will also be […]

#MoreInCommon Community Fun Day

Come along and enjoy the fun on 03 September from 12 until 5p.m at the Batley and Spen More In Common community fun day. This free end of summer party is packed full of things to do and enjoy. From a football tournament to face painting, from archery to arts and crafts, and much much […]

The Batley Picture Show

Saturday 10th September 8:30pm Memorial Gardens   One unforgettable night that will stay in your heart forever. See the stories of Batley- the rag trade, the night life, the big games and the people.  All brought to life with live music, poetry, performance and pyrotechnic effects.  A special one-night only performance by international outdoor arts […]

It’s A Cliché For A Reason

As every fan of slap stick comedy and cartoons will tell you banana skins are slippery. Step on one and…oops, up in the air and down you go. Mrs S found out on a recent visit to her local supermarket that it is very true in real as well. As she was walking along an aisle […]

Safe To Walk

Miss S thought it would be safe to walk when she went to cross the road at a pedestrian crossing, it should have been. Unfortunately the driver approaching the crossing was not paying proper attention. In fact no attention at all, because he failed to stop and drove straight into Miss S. She was knocked […]