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 –

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 –

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 – 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 […]

Birstall residents flushed with success following public toilet decision!

With the support of over 2000 petitioners, Birstall Chamber of Trade recently won their battle to keep open Birstall’s public toilets. The Chamber have been granted a lease of the toilets from Kirklees Council and will be be responsible for the toilets for at least the next 12 months. The toilets are key to residents and visitors […]

National TV awards – local talent vote now!

Educating yorkshire filmed Thornhill Community Academy secondary school in Dewsbury is up for a national TV award Vote for them to win Good luck Thornhill community Academy secondary school !

Should councils charge for car parking?

It is an often discussed subject and one which has been in the local news recently. Kirklees have revealed the figures in respect of income that is generated from their car parking schemes. Many traders in Batley and Birstall Cleckheaton and Brighouse feel that more free parking would greatly benefit the local community. Shops rely […]