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Batley 150: Inspiring local community involvement

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Batley Town Hall

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Discover Batley's democratic heritage. Hear from councillors and young citizens. Find out how you can make a difference in Batley today.

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Batley has celebrated 150 years since since the foundation of Batley Borough Council, when Queen Victoria granted the Royal Charter that meant Batley could govern itself and provide services and buildings for the good of local residents.

We're inviting citizens to come and discover more about Batley's democratic heritage and see the original Royal Charter, which has recently been conserved for future generations by West Yorkshire Archive Service.

You'll also be able to meet your local councillors and find out more about their role, hear from some of our inspiring young people about their involvement in local democracy, and learn about lots of opportunities for you to get involved in civic life and make a difference in Batley today.

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Batley 150 & the Royal Charter of Incorporation

An opportunity to view the royal Charter of Incorporation and explore its significance, with West Yorkshire Archive Service.

‘’I don’t do politics’’

How politics affects us all every day.

Kirklees Council and your councillors

A day in the life of Batley councillors and a whistle stop tour of your council.

My local democracy journey…

One young person’s story of how she was inspired to get involved in local democracy.

How you can make a difference

Opportunities to influence and roles you might not have considered .

"Hello we’re here, come and join us!"

Updates from local community groups about activities in Batley and how you can get involved. An update from the Third Sector Leaders organisation on how they support community groups.

Networking & refreshments - from 5.45pm and after the speakers

  • Information & display stalls
  • Local activities & events – how to get involved & volunteer roles
  • Support for community groups & funding opportunities

If you're part of a local organisation and would like to have a stall or display at this event, please email: susan.ginty@kirklees.gov.uk

Be part of Local Democracy Week 2019

Local Democracy Week is a great opportunity for people of all ages to learn more about our local democracy and get involved in civic life. Check out our events programme for October 2019 & get tips about running your own event:

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Batley Town Hall

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Batley

WF17 5DA

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