BBest Community

Social Groups

There are many organisations in our locality which enrich our community, offer our children and their families opportunities to experience new things, participate in new activities and meet new people.

We have tried to list some of them – but this is not an exhaustive list of organisations in the area.

   Batley Community Choir

All Saints Church

Stocks Lane


WF17 5ED


Batley Community Choir has the aim of bringing together members of the local community in and around Batley, West Yorkshire.

The ethos is one of a shared enthusiasm and passion for singing music, and the plan is simple - to get together and sing regularly, to meet new people and to have fun. There are no auditions - anyone who wants to join can. 

   Batley Ninjas Rounders Club



Twitter - @BatleyNinjas

Instagram - batleyninjas

Batley Ninjas is a local women’s rounders team hoping to raise the profile of women in Sports, have fun & get fit at the same time!

   Batley Poets



Inspired by the Gujarati Writers Forum, The Yorkshire Dialect Group and local poets, the Batley Poets first assembled at the Batley Festival in 2012 and have since gathered a growing number of local poets to share the words and sentences that would otherwise have gone unnoticed. 

The poets of Batley have an opportunity to share their poetry and allow it to be heard and read long after the Batley Poetry events. Visit website to submit your poem.

   Batley Sporting Foundation

Fox's Biscuits Stadium

Heritage Road


WF17 7NZ





Batley Sporting Foundation works in connection with Batley Bulldogs RLFC delivering projects in schools and across the wider community. They promote fitness for all abilities and run free community gym sessions. They also run community projects with the aim to promote mutual respect for all ethnicities, ages & genders and to mobilise the local community using the power of sport and other means.

   Denby Dale Centre

Springfield Mill

Norman Road

Denby Dale




01484 860077

The aims of the Denby Dale Centre are: Connecting people, Relieving Isolation and Loneliness, Improving quality of life by offering activities, transport and places to meet people to support fulfilled lives.

Food bank working within our local community. 

    Friends of Batley Library


01484 414868

A group promoting the activities, events and resources in the iconic library building.

   Friends of Batley Station


via social media

A community group campaigning & working to improve Batley's railway station. 

   Friends of Birstall Library


01924 326227 


A group promoting the activities, events and resources in the library building. 

   Friends of Oakwell Hall


01924 476156


Founded in 1988, the Friends of Oakwell Hall and Country Park are a voluntary support group for this wonderfully authentic 16th Century Manor House in Yorkshire - and for its surrounding 110 acres of country park.

Whilst many people join the Friends simply because they appreciate the beauty and tranquillity of the Hall and Park, others join because of the 'hands on' opportunities available on site. Friends work closely with the dedicated staff at Oakwell and provide assistance both inside and outside the Hall. 

   Friends of Wilton Park


The new Friends Group was formed in March 2015 to lobby and work for improvements to facilities in Wilton Park, and for the provision of amenities and activities which should be available to visitors.

   The IMWS women’s committee

IMWS Al-Hikmah Centre
28 Track Road
WF17 7AA



01924 500 555



The IMWS women’s committee are made up of members of the community who share an interest in addressing, promoting and improving the health, social, educational and religious needs of women in the Batley and surrounding areas.

   Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites


07761 537811

A group supporting individuals, groups and charities in our local community, nationally and internationally.

The purpose of a local Rotary Club is to connect people who then work together to help the community and promote goodwill and peace.

New members are very welcome!

   The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army

483 Bradford Road
WF17 8PA


Corps Assistant:

01924 443 718



Vibrant church services, combatting loneliness and offering support to people who feel marginalised.