Author: andrew marsden

Volunteers and the Law

Andrew Marsden from our batley office recently spent a most enjoyable afternoon visiting Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service (https://www.harcvs.org.uk/) to deliver his seminar on Volunteers and the Law. It was an afternoon of lively discussion and questions from the delegates on topics as far ranging as volunteer agreements to interns to DBS, even …

Batley And Spen Youth Theatre Company

Established in 2017, Batley & Spen Youth Theatre Company was set up in Batley, West Yorkshire to celebrate and pay tribute to the life of the late Jo Cox, MP for Batley & Spen, and leave a lasting legacy in the town which will benefit young people for many years to come. Following last year's …

Going To Be Blooming Lovely

The planters outside our Batley office have had a make over thanks to Batley Alliance. The green fingered group who have supported the town for many years decided it was to time to spruce up the beds and planters around Batley. So for the last couple of years they have been planting and digging away …

Batley Is Top Of The Shops

A recent survey has revealed that Batley is one of the leading towns in the country when it comes to growth. In comparison to other similar towns Batley is experiencing something of a resurgence when it comes to retail and leisure growth. All of which comes as no surprise to Andrew Marsden of our Batley …

Fame

Dewsbury based drama company Acorn are bringing the smash hit 80s tv series Fame to stage this April, with their youth theatre company. With leg warmers in place the show charts the successes and otherwise of the kids of the New York High School for Performing Arts. Bringing back the show's much loved characters such …

More Care Needed

Mr A was in his car, stationary at a junction. He was waiting for traffic to clear to be able to pull onto the main carriageway. As he was waiting a car came down the road behind him. Unfortunately for Mr A, the driver of that car was not driving with the necessary care and …

Tripping Along

Mrs P went round to see her neighbour for a chat and a cuppa. They both live in rented accommodation and have the same Landlord. As Mrs P was walking up the footpath to her neighbour's front door, she tripped and fell. This was because the flag stones forming the path were not in a …

Who Is In Control

Mr S worked for a scaffolding company. He was sent to dismantle a specialist type of scaffold known as birdcage. Basically the building is erected around the outside of the scaffold including the roof. This means at the end of construction the scaffold is completely enclosed. The only way of reaching theĀ  working platform is …

Need A Second Opinion??

Mrs S was at work. It was a training day and staff were moving around the premises from room to room taking part in training exercises. Her employer had provided refreshments including bottled water. As Mrs S was walking to her next venue she slipped and fell on water that had been spilled on the …

Steering Unassistance

On this particular day Mr W was allocated a different works van, which had been fitted with a steering wheel adaptation. It shouldn't have been. The company does not allow them, but they knew it had been fitted. As the steering wheel turned the adaptation struck Mr W's hand and dislocated his thumb. After we …