Community activities as part of Jo Cox’s legacy. Aim to tackle loneliness and to bring people together. We organise and run several annual events as part of the Great Get Together with the Jo Cox Foundation. Locally, these include community events, such as Cake on the Cobbles in Batley, the Batley Iftar, support for the annual Jo Cox Way bike ride from Spen to London, Step Into the Future, which is an event to bring schools together in June, and our headline event Run For Jo which takes place at Oakwell Hall. People ae encouraged to sign up for a 6.5k or 2.5k run on or help organise the event that also includes activities, stalls and a mascot race.
The group meets primarily on Friday mornings, 09.30-12.00, in the town centre. Activities include maintenance (tidying, planting, weeding) on Upper Commercial Street borders and the planters in the market place and on Commercial Street. There is also a Community Garden, accessible to all, in the Memorial Gardens adjacent to the swimming baths which is tended by the group.
Friends Group set up to support Kirklees Council to provide the best possible open space which is Wilton Park by volunteer active engagement and involvement.
Working closely with KMC to continue the care,upkeep and preservation of Batley Cemetery.Encourage the development of the Cemetery as a place of historical interest.
Develop wildlife area for benefit of community