Batley 150

Batley 150

Batley 150

Join the Batley 150 celebrations

2018 marks the 150th anniversary since the foundation of Batley Borough Council in 1868. The Batley 150 project aims to make a positive impact on the lives of Batley residents. This will be achieved by developing a collaborative range of initiatives (2018-2019) inspired by local groups and citizens.

The Batley 150 group first met at Bagshaw Museum in February 2018. They have been discussing ideas and plans and would love you to join in. Activities will begin in Autumn 2018.

Please share your ideas and get involved:


Tel. 01924 324765


Bards of Batley Celebration Book

As part of the Batley 150 celebrations, Batley Poets are putting together a special book of poems. You can submit your poems until July 2018 for a chance to be included in the book:

Bards of Batley Celebration Book – Batley Poets


For more opportunities to get involved

Join our local democracy email list

Batley 150 is one of a series of important anniversaries for our local and national democracy in 2018. This year we are also celebrating Huddersfield 150, Vote 100 in Kirklees and Kirklees Youth Council’s 10th anniversary. We hope you’ll get involved by taking part in the events, or by organising your own.


Find out more about our civic heritage

  • Vote 100 in Kirklees
    Be part of Vote 100, a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which first gave some women (and all men over 21) the right to vote. Learn about the fight for the vote, find local events and do your own little deed for democracy.

Other useful links for exploring our local heritage:


Batley 150With thanks to Mike Bettney of BatleySmile CIC
for his donation of the Batley 150 logo design.

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