Northorpe Hall

Northorpe Hall

Dipika Kaushal is Chief Executive of Northorpe Hall Child and Family Trust – a charity founded 60 years ago to support children where ill health, low income or disadvantage prevented them from accessing and benefiting from mainstream provision.  For the past 20 years Northorpe Hall’s focus has been mental health and emotional well-being, providing an…

Birstall Knit and Natter
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Birstall Knit and Natter

Birstall Knit and Natter group are taking action on the energy crisis! The group has been given a grant to buy wool which they will then use for the “Warm Blanket Project”, knitting blankets and other items for elderly and vulnerable people in the local community. The knitting group has existed for over 10 years…

HappyMOMents- THE local network for Moms

HappyMOMents- THE local network for Moms

A Guest blog by the HappyMOMents Team. HappyMOMents is a voluntary community group set up by a group of localwomen, most of them moms and professionals, who were frustrated by thelack of social and educational opportunities for themselves, their babies andtoddlers locally. Since the demise of local children’s centres and Surestart,there has been very little…

BBC at Batley Library!

BBC at Batley Library!

This World Book Day, March 2nd, the BBC presenters Ben Shires and Konnie Huq will be broadcasting live from Batley Library as part of the BBC Teach Live Lessons initiative. In a live lesson specially aimed at children 7-11 years old, they will be talking to authors including Michael Rosen, and Kevin and Katie Tsang…

Celebrating Six Months (and Counting) of Wilton Park Junior Parkrun.
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Celebrating Six Months (and Counting) of Wilton Park Junior Parkrun.

By Tahera of Junior Parkrun. Wilton Park Junior Parkrun is a free, weekly, timed 2k on Sundays 9am at Wilton Park. We rely on the local community to volunteer for just under an hour to put on a safe, fun and welcoming event. Launched in late July 2022, at the time of writing, it’s been…