Calls to support upcoming Batley events

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Members of Batley Business Association have called on people in the town to get behind future events.

The group organises high profile celebrations in Batley’s calender, including the popular Vintage Day and upcoming Halloween Trail and Christmas lights switch-on.

But with proposed council cuts in spending, the role of business contributions and the town’s residents is more important than ever to making sure events continue to be successful.

BBA chairman Andrew Marsden said: “Very simply, the more successful events are in the town, the stronger foundation we’ve got to put on events in the future.

“If the town thrives, the people of Batley benefit too.

“It could be that we attract some sort of creative hub into the town. Success breeds success.”

Children, accompanied by adults, are welcomed to the Halloween Trail on Friday October 31.

Meet at Batley Baths in Cambridge Street at 11am before heading to the centre’s shops for sweets. A party and scary film will be on at the Baths afterwards.

And open auditions are planned for those who want to appear at the November 22 Christmas lights switch-on.

Head to the Irish Democratic League Club in Churchfield Terrace on November 4 from 7pm to share your talent.

Contact Richard Martin on richardmartin01@btinternet.com to register.