Fears regarding Yorkshire Water

Yorkshire Water is to put up prices – but not as much as planned. The company had originally planned to increase the average household bill by £12 from April 1, but instead will make an increase of an average of £6, it was announced today (Monday). Water companies agree prices with industry regulator Ofwat every […]

Public toilets update

Fears that Birstall’s public toilets would be closed have been flushed out after a traders’ group signed a lease for the facilities. Birstall Chamber of Trade has taken responsibilty for the loos after they were set to close following council cuts. Kirklees Council proposed to shut all unattended toilets in the district as part of […]

You may have to pay for parking outside your own house!

http://www.findoutwhoweare.co.uk/?p=212 People could be forced to pay for parking outside their houses if Kirklees councillors agree a new proposal. And leader Coun Mehboob Khan says nobody has the automatic right to park outside their homes. The council wants to introduce a £30 fee for permits which are currently issued free of charge on 111 streets […]

Birstall in Bloom

Birstall In Bloom is a joint venture between The Birstall Luddites (Rotary), Birstall Village Improvement Group and local TRAs working with local schools and churches, our local councillors and Kirklees Metropolitan Council. The aim is to enter Britain in Bloom and, by doing this, improve more and more of Birstall each year for the benefit […]

Local Titanic exhibition!

Click here for details of a really interesting local exhibition dealing with the clothing of the Titanic – http://www.findoutwhoweare.co.uk/?p=148

Batley Frontier Demolition

Batley’s famous Frontier nightclub could be torn down to make way for a retail park or office complex, it has been revealed. Developer Richard Morton has been asked by its owners to survey the building and suggest potential uses for the site. The shock announcement was made at Monday’s meeting of the Batley History Group, […]

New divorce article

For an interesting article in connection with divorce and what’s involved visit – http://www.findoutwhoweare.co.uk/?p=101

Batley Bake Off 2014!

Batley are at it again with their annual baking contest. Last year was such a success that it has been repeated this year; it is expected to be bigger better and more popular than ever. Find out more details visit – http://www.findoutwhoweare.co.uk/?p=86 Also watch this space as we will be posting online entry forms and […]

Lots to look forward to in Batley

As the Batley and Birstall communities prepare for the forthcoming year, they reveal their hopes for 2014. Batley Business Association chairman Andrew Marsden said he had big expectations after securing funding for a vintage fair. Batley, Birstall and Birkenshaw Area Committee allocated £11,915 of its budget for the event to be held in May.   […]

Help find missing schoolgirl – Now found

###NOW FOUND### We would like to enlist your help in looking for the daughter of a client for whom we act. This is particularly aimed at persons who live in the Bradford area. Please keep your eye out for Chloe Metcalfe, who is 15 and who went missing yesterday (16/1/2014) She was last seen in […]