Barnsley Independent featuring We Are Barnsley 03/09/2019

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featuring Tuesday September 3 2019 HEAD START: A bust of cricket umpire Dickie Bird is to be auctioned to raise funds for his foundation.

TRIP TO REMEMBER: Barnsley Youth Choir are back from a visit to Africa with plenty of memorable stories to tell Page 4

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Funding boost for two areas TWO areas identified as key opportunities to boost out-of-town shopping locations as a knock-on effect of Barnsley’s ongoing regeneration are set to receive a share of £1.4m. An update on the Principal Towns project is set to be given to ruling cabinet members tomorrow (Wednesday), where it’s expected funding for Penistone and Royston will be approved. Penistone’s allocation totals £889,900 and notably includes a £556,000 sum to develop its town hall, £63,000 for the market barn, £100,000 for public realm wi-fi and art and £40,000 for bike storage. Royston is set to receive £598,500 with the lion’s share – £400,000 – being allocated to creating workspace units following consultations with local councillors, who have been calling for more employment opportunities in recent years. The idea behind the Principal Towns funding, according to the council, is to kick-start wider investment across local high streets to make sure the benefits of economic regeneration are felt across the borough. A council report said: “Residents of Principal Towns will see significant outcomes from this programme. Community consultations have taken place, which have encouraged

residents to have their say and voice their thoughts about improvements that could be made in their local area. “More jobs are likely to increase footfall and contribute to a vibrant economy. “Overall, this scheme is likely to have a sustained positive impact in providing new business space and new jobs, providing funding to revitalise the local high street.” The market barn, identified as an ‘integral’ part of Penistone, is said to be underused due to its lack of weather-proofing and it was hit by a spate of antisocial behaviour, but improved CCTV is also set to arrive as part of the scheme to deter crime. “We will engage with the community to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to utilise this space and showcase their interests, passions and talents to improve the vibrancy of the town,” the report added. “A further issue is the lack of movement between the market and the High Street since the addition of the Tesco car park. Signage will be introduced to encourage visitors to the market. “The purchase of traditional stalls will help to develop a market town identity and will be more suitable for market traders, which will increase stall numbers.”

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A FUNDRAISING duo from Silkstone have been recognised after raising more than £15,000 for a mental health charity. Kathryn Smith and Helen Simms have undertaken fundraising challenges for Mind for the last three years – conquering walks in the Lake District, Britain’s three peaks, and most recently, a 120-mile trek along the Anglesey Coastal Path. Before the pair’s first walk Kathryn, of Oak Farm Close,

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Silkstone, admits she was a ‘total coach potato’, but with the support of unofficial personal trainer Helen, the two have raised more than £5,000 each year. “It’s a cause very close to my heart so I wanted to do something for Mind particularly,” said the 53-year-old music teacher at Silkstone Common Junior School. “It was a huge challenge for someone who just wants to sit and watch television.”

A SAMBA class starting tomorrow night is aiming to get the people of Barnsley dancing to a Brazilian beat. Bloco Barnsley comes from musician Keith Ramskill, who teaches with Barnsley Music Service and has been a stalwart of the town’s music scene for many years. Keith hopes the samba band can get people involved in playing music using a genre they may not be familiar with. “It was 20 years ago when we first started a samba band in Barnsley,” said Keith, 50, who people may recognise from his playing with the Frumptarn Guggenband in the town centre’s streets and pubs. “I’ve missed it, and for the last few years nothing has really been happening, so I thought I should do something with it again. “I teach in schools but there’s not really the same outlet for adults. “It’s a good chance to de-stress after work if you have a busy job, and it’s open to anyone.” The group’s first meeting will take place tomorrow from 7pm to 9pm at Factory Studios, Doncaster Road, and Keith said he would look to continue on a fortnightly basis.

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Charity band event to say thanks A YOUNG man touched by the care his seriously ill father received while in hospital with sepsis is hosting a charity band event to help raise money for the hospital and to raise awareness about the illness. Last December Josh Hinds’ dad Gary became ill with what he thought was a common cold. However, as his condition worsened, Gary, 51, was rushed to hospital after experiencing breathing difficulties, and it was soon discovered that he had sepsis. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition where the body attacks itself in response to an infection which can prove fatal in 20-35 per cent of people and in 70 per cent of people who suffer from septic shock. “It all happened so quickly,” said Josh, 23, from Kingsway, Wombwell. “We just thought he had a regular cold and the next thing he was in intensive care, and fighting for his life.” Gary’s organs began to fail as a result of septic shock which was caused by pneumonia. He was given just 24 hours to live as a result of the severity of his illness and placed in the intensive care unit (ICU). “That was the worst night of my life, everything was moving so fast

and knowing that my dad might not wake up was heartbreaking,” said Josh. Gary spent five weeks in a medically-induced coma in Barnsley Hospital’s ICU. In January, doctors made the decision to amputate 10cm below each of Gary’s knees and to allow his fingers to ‘auto-amputate’ as lack of blood-flow to his extremities had caused irreversible damage. “His legs and fingers turned black,” said Josh. “It looked like frostbite. They had to leave his fingers for six months

to kind of drop off so they were all bandaged up for a while.” Now, eight months later, Gary is infection free and adjusting to his life with prosthetic legs. However, Josh discovered that his dad was the only patient to survive out of four that were admitted at the same time with sepsis. Inspired by his dad’s fight-for-life, Josh set about trying to raise awareness about sepsis and to raise money for both The UK Sepsis Trust and Barnsley Hospital Charity to recognise the care his dad received while he was a patient there.

“I think it’s important to raise awareness about sepsis,” said Josh. “Sepsis kills an estimated 52,000 people each year and most of the cases are preventable. “I think if people know what symptoms to look for, sepsis will get recognised earlier and that person stands a stronger chance of survival.” Josh has so far completed a 100mile mile sponsored walk alongside his friends (pictured) which raised more than £1,500 for charity, and is planning a charity band night to help raise more money for The UK Sepsis Trust. The event will feature a host of local bands including Perfectparachutepicture, Death Store, Tom Jackson, and Frank Grimes and the Disasters who will be launching their latest EP at the event. “I love music and wanted to combine my fundraising efforts with my love of music so decided to create a charity night,” said Josh. “There will also be a silent auction on the night to help raise money.” n The event will take place on September 13, which is World Sepsis Day, at The Old No 7 pub, doors open at 8pm.

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New plan for old property A PLANNING application for change of use of a Victorian villa which has been empty for almost 20 years and gutted by multiple arson attacks has been submitted to the council. The plans for Westfield House on Victoria Road include change of use from a hostel to supported living units. The latest application is described in supporting documents as ‘essentially the same’ as a previous plan already granted permission. Refurbishment of the building has already commenced. The proposed works include the refurbishment of the existing main building forming seven apartments, associated external alterations, and erection of single storey detached block containing four apartment units to replace an existing annex building. Comments an be made until September 18.

Annual show to be better than ever IT’S all systems go for this year’s annual Penistone Show, which is being billed as ‘a day of discovery’. The 147th event is lined up for Saturday, September 14 at the town’s showfield. And a number of innovations have been brought in – thanks to increased use of technology. Secretary Rebecca Barnett said: “We are looking forward to a fantastic show – which we hope will be even better than ever. We have quite a lot of new things lined up.” Last year, around 10,000 people flocked to the showground

– around double the 2017 attendance which was hit by shocking weather. This year, visitors will be able to follow the journey of growth throughout the showfield, from seeing chicks hatch or flour being made into pizza, to the development in farming technology or how raw materials such as wool, become a knitted garment. This is Penistone’s biggest and longest-standing event and the whole day is run by volunteers. “This year we have worked hard to introduce a range of new ideas,” said Rebecca. “Our new discovery hubs include

everything from watching a Punch and Judy show or finding out about ferrets through to making corn dollies, learning how to knit or planting seeds. “At the same time parents can enjoy refreshments while listening to live music.” Examples of activities this year include milking demonstrations, birds of prey, learning about spinning and felt-making, sampling food and seeing how horseshoes are made and applied. n The show runs from 9am to 6pm and admission is £9 adults/£2.50 children/£20 family ticket.

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Dickie uses his head in latest foundation drive

CRICKET umpire Dickie Bird is an indisputable part of Barnsley’s sporting history – but he’s been sent into the future after university boffins created a perfect 3D-printed representation of his head. Experts from the University of Huddersfield’s innovation centre collared the iconic umpire on a recent visit and put him through the 3D printing process, on the suggestion of vice-chancellor Bob Cryan – who later presented Dickie with the bust produced from an accurate 360 degree scan of his head. Dickie had previously been impressed by the technology,

which had been used to create a bust of former universty chancellor Sir Patrick Stewart. The bust will now be auctioned to raise money for Dickie’s charity, the Dickie Bird Foundation – which provides grants which aid disadvantaged youngsters to take part in the sport of their choice. “I would really like to thank the University of Huddersfield,” said Dickie. “I was blown away by what they have done, it is absolutely marvellous and it means a great deal to me. They have done an amazing job.” Dickie has a long-standing

relationship with the University of Huddersfield, which awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2008. He is a popular visitor, especially among overseas students from cricket powerhouses such as India and Pakistan, among whom he has a cult following. In 2013 he had an 80th birthday celebration at the university. The bust joins another sculpture – the statue crafted by local artist Graham Ibbeson and unveiled at its site on Church Street in 2009 – in an ever-growing collection of representations of Dickie.

Jack’s the lad for Yorkshire

JACK SHUTT is thrilled to become the latest cricketer from Barnsley to make his mark with Yorkshire. The 22-year-old spinner came through the ranks at Elsecar CC and made his county debut against Lancashire in July before taking five for 11 in the

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App can help save lives with three words EMERGENCY services in Barnsley are already making use of a potentially life-saving smartphone app which assigns a group of three randomly-chosen words to every 3m square of the earth’s surface. What3Words takes the world map used by Google and overlays a grid onto it, assigning a unique string of three words to each of the 57 trillion squares – which can then be used like co-ordinates to relay that location to police, fire and ambulance services, as well as friends or family members. The three-word combinations

are designed to be easy to say and share, and are permanently linked to the same co-ordinates as typical satellite navigation systems that use much longer sequences of numbers. Someone who is lost can relay their three-word location to the person on the other end of the phone, who can enter them on the What3Words app or website to pinpoint the location exactly. Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team (WMRT) press officer Steve Cullabine said the team had already seen the system successfully used to treat several casualties.

Business bucking trend THE total number of businesses in Barnsley fell slightly in the last year – but at a slower rate than across the rest of Yorkshire. Office of National Statistics data shows there are now 6,325 businesses in Barnsley in total, which was down by 40 on the year before, equating to a drop of 0.6 per cent. Across Yorkshire the number dropped by 1.0 per cent.

However, it was a marked change from the previous 12 months where the number of businesses in Barnsley grew by more than 300 – a rise of 5.3 per cent. Latest information provided by Barnsley Council suggests there could be a return to growth this year, with 31 new businesses starting in the town in the first three months of the financial year (April to June).

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Out of Africa... and a fresh outlook for choir members after top trip THE lives of young people have been forever changed by Barnsley Youth Choir’s mammoth ten-day tour of South Africa, according to its leader. Almost £70,000 was raised over more than a year of fundraising to help send 64 members of the almost 500-strong choir on the trip of a lifetime which has cemented its reputation on an international stage. Already two world-renowned choirs who shared the stage with BYC in South Africa are planning visits to Barnsley to work with the choir again. Musical director Mat Wright said he wanted to thank ‘from the bottom of his heart’ everyone who helped support the choir in getting to South Africa. “It was one of those truly lifechanging experiences for our young people,” he said. “I bumped into one of the choir members after we got back, and she said it’s changed her as a person, and changed her whole outlook on life. “I hope the people who have supported the choir can see the value in what we’ve done and the experiences we’ve given these young people.” The tour included workshops, rehearsals and eight public performances ranging from small intimate concerts, to thousand-seater auditoriums and music festivals with choirs who are seen not only as the finest in South Africa but are the very best in the world. He said: “There were a few occasions where I did actually feel the pressure. At times we were performing at festivals where perhaps the best eight choirs in South Africa were performing, choirs of an outstanding international calibre, yet it was us who were up to perform the last slot and seen as the ‘big event’. “It was an intensive schedule and the young people needed to show resilience and a strength of

character to manage the intensity of the tour. But they were just utterly brilliant. They were so professional, so humble, and I just felt incredibly proud of the way they just soaked it all up and gave it their all. They were fantastic ambassadors for our town and our country.” The choir arrived back in Barnsley last Friday after a tour which included performances alongside 14 world-famous choirs including Kearsney College Choir (Durban), Drakensberg Boys Choir, TUKS Camerata Choir (Pretoria), University Pretoria Youth Choir, Mzansi Choir (Soweto), the University of Johannesburg Choir and the East Rand Youth Choir (East Gauteng). The trip also including sightseeing and cultural activities, such as visits to a lion and safari park, a game reserve (seeing lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants, cape buffalo, cheetahs, giraffes, antelope, and hyaenas), and visits to the Apartheid Museum and Mandela House. There were also training workshops to help develop the choir with world-renowned choral leaders including Renette Bouwer, conductor University of Johannesburg Choir and Afrikaans Hoër Meisies Pretoria Choir who

is also planning to come to Barnsley to work with the choir further. A key part of the trip was about training the choir and five workshops were built in to the programme to allow international choral leaders to work with Barnsley youngsters. “It was an incredibly complex and meticulously-planned tour, but thankfully everything went according to plan with no major hiccoughs at all. “The trip is already leading to further collaborations with some really special people which will benefit the whole choir, not just the 64 we took with us, so that’s something really special.” The choir’s next plan is to compete in the World Choir Games in Belgium next July. TUKS Camerata (former World Champions) will also be competing there but not before spending some time in Barnsley en route. Following successful concerts with BYC the choir changed its travel plans and will miss opportunities to perform in Paris to instead spend four nights in Barnsley working with BYC. In addition the famous Drakensberg Boys Choir (current World Champions) will be coming to perform with BYC this October.

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Police: There is no place for vigilantes POLICE have warned residents against pursuing a course of vigilantism amid rising burglaries in one Barnsley village – after official figures were described as an ‘insult to victims’ at a heated meeting, Shafton, which hosted a crime meeting last Tuesday morning before parish councillors met that evening, has been hit by a spate of break-ins in recent months. Talks of vigilante groups were discussed by concerned residents, who claimed the police do not have the resources to cope with what they say is a sharp rise in crime. Sgt Richard Wilson, who is in charge of the policing team which covers Shafton, said 25 incidents were reported between April and July – a figure laughed-off by residents who said the true number is ‘more than double’ that. Coun Anita Cherryholme said: “In an email sent to councillors, Sgt Wilson said that any crime is too much, but the figures say there’s been no significant spike or change, although he accepts victims often decline to inform the police. “Although there’s some debate about the figures, it is higher than we want to see and he finished the email by saying he would be more than happy to attend Shafton Parish Council’s next meeting to offer reassurance. “If they’re not reported, they’re not recorded officially and that can skew the figures as we have seen. There are 25 on the police’s list, but residents tell me it’s obviously much more than that.” Parish councillors will write to Chief Constable Stephen Watson, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings and their local MP, Stephanie Peacock, in order to invite them to a public meeting. PCSO Neil Duggan added: “There’s a lot that residents can do to reduce burglaries occurring and although we’re in the warmer months, locking doors and windows prevents access.

Ten new homes on the way? A PLANNING application for ten new houses has been submitted for a site in Cudworth. The land on Carrs Lane was previously used for agricultural purposes and is bordered on three sides by residential properties. Rod Wadsworth made the outline application. Documents submitted do not detail the lay-out or number of bedrooms for each property which would be a matter for a future detailed application. Comments can be made until September 12.

“We can only go on the data that’s before us but we appreciate a lot don’t report crime. We have analysts who plot incidents on a crime map but they can only do that if they know where it’s happened. “A lot has been said about 101 (the police’s non-emergency number) but there’s also the option of reporting things online. “I’d advise residents against forming vigilante groups. “There’s a lot of ‘what ifs’ – my fear is someone decent, a law-abiding resident, could end up being hurt.” Police say they have developed a ‘detailed and comprehensive action plan’ to improve victims’ satisfaction in how their reports are dealt, with 88 per cent of burglary victims happy with the response, according to bosses. One aspect parish councillors are now looking at is the reintroduction of a Neighbourhood Watch scheme, while two CCTV cameras positioned at each end of the village have also been mooted. Pat Ford, the vice-chairman of the parish council, added: “We need to continue getting into the ribs of those in power as it’s shameful what’s going on in Shafton. “It’s a big issue. “Our MP, the Chief Constable and Dr Billings all need to attend and tell us what’s being done to protect us from crime. “There’s a huge level of frustration here and while council tax is up, we don’t get any response to our concerns. “Everyone is worried about crime and with the village’s gala coming up, where many people will be out, there’s an obvious concern there. “There’s no deterrent. “On the odd occasion the police do arrest someone for burglary and take them to court, magistrates fine them at a rate of £5 a week and effectively allow them to carry on. “The whole system is failing us.”

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Just no stopping latestarting author Wendy A LOCAL author who discovered her talent for writing after her retirement is set to release her third novel next week – and has revealed there is a fourth on he way. Wendy Gill, 75, started writing her first book after she retired at 61, and published her first when she was 70. Over the past five years she has written and published two books and is now celebrating the publication of her third, Jackson is Missing, with another in the pipeline. “I had no idea I could write a book,” said Wendy, from Broadway, Barnsley. “I started writing as a pastime, I never dreamt


I would get one book published, let alone three, but here I am.” Before retiring, Wendy worked for the chamber of commerce. Her latest book is a romance novel set in the Regency period and follows the adventures of Ella, who is virtually penniless and homeless, as she finds romance amid gossip and scandal. “Seeing my books make me feel so proud,” said Wendy. “I was so nervous about my first book being published that I wrote three books in 12 months. “My fourth novel is with the publisher and I’m excited to see what stories I come up with next.”

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Public to get say on controversial new homes plan A FIERCELY contested scheme which will see largescale development built on a vast swathe of green belt despite widespread opposition is set to go out to public consultation. Barnsley Council wants to use part of the green belt for a site known as ‘Barnsley West MU1’ – bordered by Pogmoor, Higham, Gawber and Barugh Green – for 1,700 homes, a new primary school to cope with the increased demand and employment land with a link road connecting it to the M1. The development has been met with strong opposition since the proposals were first announced as part of the town’s local plan, which sets out a blueprint for new housing and employment sites until 2033 and was formally adopted in January. The 122-hectare site – enclosed by built-up areas on three sides with the M1 on its remaining border – will be discussed by the council’s ruling cabinet members on Wednesday, where approval for a public consultation, which could take place as soon as next month, is expected to be given. A council report said: “A masterplan project team has been established consisting of council officers, the Barnsley West Consortium – which is a joint venture between Strata Homes and Sterling Capitol – and their agents. “This report seeks cabinet approval to undertake a community consultation exercise with residents and stakeholders in Barugh Green, Higham, Gawber and

Pogmoor. The site has the capacity to deliver 1,700 homes and 43 hectares of employment land, together with a new primary school. “It is essential that the local community and stakeholders are involved in the shaping of these strategic masterplan frameworks to ensure that new developments positively support, and contribute to, existing communities, their services and infrastructure.” Campaigners from Keep It Green 2014, a group opposing the ‘damaging’ proposals, say the vast site accounts for about 15 per cent of the borough’s green belt land. Michael Keane, from the group, said: “Keep It Green 2014’s particular efforts have been concentrated on trying to protect this site. “Over-development will result in the loss of individual and historical identity for villages when they are merged into a huge urban conglomerate. “Residents, of which I am one, will be seriously blighted during the 15-year local plan development period and beyond, while all residents to the west will be subjected to massive increases in traffic, increased environmental pollution and unbearable pressure on infrastructure. “I have fields of barley at the back of my house – but that will be occupied by warehouses. “Although we lost the original fight, it isn’t quite over as we still have the consultation and I urge residents to take part in it and submit

their valid concerns. “However, I feel it will be another case of the council not listening to its residents and pressing ahead regardless. “The abundant wildlife and recreational benefits of the site will be destroyed and valuable agricultural resources will be lost forever, while other vacant and neglected sites remain intact. “In the recent furore surrounding the council’s proposals to destroy Penny Pie Park, they have repeatedly stated that there is already a chronic issue with traffic volumes on and around junction 37 of the M1. “In addition to ongoing developments in Darton, Mapplewell and Barugh, the proposals for MU1 will result in a further 1,700 houses and a significant number of large-scale industrial units and warehouses. “The resulting effect of the increased vehicle movements are unthinkable – any dubious gains from the Penny Pie Park gyratory system will be negated.” Council leader Sir Steve Houghton urged residents to take part in the consultation. “I appreciate the fact that there’s been a lot of public opposition to the site but it’s been approved for development purposes in the local plan and so that part of the debate has ended,” he said. “MU1 is the largest masterplan area proposed in Barnsley from the local plan. “What’s important now is to get as many comments on it as we possibly can, so residents can help shape the site’s future.”

WAY FORWARD: Rev Maureen Browell.

Maureen’s marathon Mind walk THE countdown is on for a vicar’s marathon walk in aid of mental health charity Mind. And Rev Maureen Browell of Silkstone has already netted more than £2,000 in fundraising for the local branch of the organisation. This follows a surge in sponsorship. Only a few weeks ago her total stood at around £1,200 as she prepares to walk 62.5 miles of St Cuthbert’s Way in the Scottish borders and Northumberland. The walk is due to start on September 8 or 9 and Rev Browell expects it to take four days. A final fundraising afternoon tea and raffle is planned for

September 29 at the Silkstone vicarage when she will announce the total amount raised – hopefully with someone from Mind in attendance. The challenging walk has poignancy for the vicar as she recovers from the death of her husband, Andrew Browell, in January. And the length of the route matches her years - 62.5. She is taking on the challenge alone in contrast to the feat she achieved last year – climbing the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales in just 24 hours. Then she was with two friends from Silkstone and succeeded in raising £4,000 for Mind nationally.

“I’m doing this to raise money for the local branch because I’m passionate about improving the inadequate services available locally for the increasing number of people suffering mental health problems,” said Rev Browell. “The situation is especially difficult because local authority funding has ceased, so the charity is even more dependent on fundraising by supporters.” The route of St Cuthbert’s Way runs alongside the River Tweed before crossing the Cheviots and ending on the island of Lindisfarne. n To donate, find the online link at

Venues urged to join safety scheme BARS, clubs and restaurants in Barnsley are being urged to join a scheme which aims to reduce sexual violence in their establishments. The ‘Ask for Angela’ scheme is a simple codeword campaign which gives people who feel unsafe on dates or nights out a way to discretely get out of poten-

tially dangerous or uncomfortable situations. People are advised to seek out a member of staff and ask for Angela – at which point the bar staff are alerted and can help them to safety or defuse the situation. There are 22 venues already signed up. Coun Jim Andrews, cab-

inet spokesman for public health, said: “Ask for Angela protects anyone who is out on a night out, where someone is making them feel uneasy, whatever their circumstances or vulnerabilities. I hope venues right across the borough will sign up and show their commitment to providing an enjoyable and safe night out.”

Historic village has been put firmly on the map SOME of Cudworth’s most significant – and its lesser-known – landmarks have been committed to print in a series of walking maps. This week, brochures have been popping up in the village’s library, post office, and several shops, adorned with the title ‘Cudworth Community Walking Map’. The maps depict routes taking in some of the village’s most eye-catching historical and scenic landmarks, and are the brainchild of Andrew Scattergood, secretary of Cudworth Businesses and Community Together (CBCT). They came from a fairly simple aim – to show the people of Cudworth some of the scenery and history that’s on their doorstep – but Andrew said the maps could find their

way around the borough, and perhaps further afield, to make Cudworth a significant visitor destination. “My wife and I do quite a bit of walking around Cudworth, and people would be asking ‘where is that?’ when we posted pictures on social media,” said Andrew, 40. “And the irony is we’d be minutes away from their homes. “So we came up with the idea just to get people out and about exploring Cudworth and finding the things that are on their doorsteps, as well as improving their physical and mental health. Andrew, of Quarry Vale, Cudworth, set about putting routes together, first walking himself and then getting the rest of CBCT – a group formed

TAKE A WALK: Julia Keeling, from greeting card and gift shop Wishes, with the two maps. by local businesses to make improvements to the village – involved in the trails. He consulted Cliff Gorman, from Cudworth History Group, who he says was instrumental in giving the walks historical context and highlighting the significance of certain areas.

The group also worked with the local ward alliance, area council and Barnsley Council to ensure the routes were accessible and accurate. The first of the two finalised walks is based on Carlton Marsh and Cudworth Park, starting on the high street and taking in Bleachcroft Farm – which features a 19th-century freestanding chimney erected by Barnsley builder Henry Jackson – and an 18th-century milestone showing the distance in ‘Yorkshire miles’, before moving onto Carlton Marsh nature reserve and the park. The second walk takes in Storrs Mill Wood and a series of stone face carvings which have been placed around the village by artist Melvin Dickinson.

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Marital split Smokeless explosive Surname of actors Roy and Michele 8 letters Devon town Teaching

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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS 7 Festival could be a wild one (6) 8 Raid fashionable street (6) 9 Month taken with duck sauce (4) 10 Perseverance of number on a built‑up area (8) 11 TV series where another’s crookedly accepting bribe (3,8) 14 One receiving broken ice, if nearby (11) 18 Self‑indulgent ten years with Bible books (8) 19 Enthusiastic about one ton building (4) 20 Emit when computer is operating? (6) 21 Admiral in wrestling hold (6)

DOWN 1 Pariah moving round the north – one’s vicious (7) 2 Starchy pudding to droop, nothing for afters (4) 3 Advice to first of people is excellent (3‑3) 4 Girl returned after six to capital city (6) 5 Brother has awful colic – from vegetable (8) 6 Italian tapas prepared (5) 12 Situation in coarse rioting (8) 13 Speech connected with inner proportion (7) 15 Thousand abandoning extreme ‘new’ city (6) 16 Popular nurse, but mean (6) 17 Jumped when inclined to the French (5) 19 Man, for example, in taxi, sleek (4)

ACROSS 7 Hindu festival (6) 8 Encroachment (6) 9 Irish county (4) 10 Persistence (8) 11 TV series about a mobster (3,8) 14 Heir (11) 18 Dissipated (8) 19 Dead keen on (4) 20 Period when a computer is working (6) 21 Victor at Trafalgar (6)

DOWN 1 Carnivorous fish (7) 2 Milk pudding (4) 3 Best, greatest (3‑3) 4 Austrian city (6) 5 Calabrese (8) 6 Basic Italian food (5) 12 Play’s plot (8) 13 Formal speech (7) 15 Devon city (6) 16 Contemplate (6) 17 Bounded (5) 19 Area of land in water (4)


ACROSS: 7 Somali 8 Inland 9 Toll 10 Pastrami 11 Problematic 14 Endorsement 18 Flambeau 19 Eros 20 Dilate 21 Pedlar

DOWN: 1 Sojourn 2 Pail 3 Dimple 4 Fiesta 5 Altruism 6 Gnome 12 Binomial 13 Angolan 15 Opener 16 Stumps 17 Elvis 19 Ends


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A week in WAB history...

Clear view of the new Glass Works WAB History takes a look through the archives at WAB news from years gone by. This week, we flash back to what hit the headlines in September last year... September 1 Meat and Fish market opens today SHOPPERS can glance at the new Glass Works complex as the meat and fish traders officially move into their new home. The official opening has taken place and six meat and fish traders have moved into the new complex, which will be formally opened by the Mayor of Barnsley Coun Steve Green at 10am this morning. Barkers Butchers, Keith’s Quality Meats Moreley Meats, Tom Hall

IF your pet is nervous or hates to travel, it can be a tough task getting them out of the house to visit the vets. Similarly, if your pet suddenly becomes unwell and you’re housebound, getting them the appropriate care can also be a daunting task. Abbey Vets is more than happy to arrange a home visit at an arranged time or during an emergency. Routine house calls, at a time to suit you, are available Monday to Friday. Emergency home visits can also be

Fishmonger, Joseph Cliffe Fishmonger and Deli Butcher have moved across to the new site. The temporary markets will remain open until the end of October with the nonfood traders moving into the Glassworks on Saturday November 3. September 4 Campaigners back Penny Pie Park A CAMPAIGN group who stand up for the countryside across the UK are backing efforts to save Penny Pie Park. The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has thrown its weight behind the fight against controversial £4.3m plans to turn a Barnsley park into a gyratory system. Anne Robinson, from CPRE

arranged in the evening, night or at weekends. Home visits can be arranged for post-operative care, vaccinations, vet consultations and much more. Abbey Vets also offers a pet collection and delivery service, so if you’re unable to take your pet to the vets, don’t stress. Prices start from just £10 for a pet collection from home or a return and veterinary surgeon home visits start from £65. Contact 242217 for more information or to book.

South Yorkshire said it objects to the plan because it would destroy the integrity of a valuable green space and reduce opportunities for recreation and relaxation by local residents, and that it will ‘do nothing to reduce congestion along the A628 in the short or long term’. A spokesman from Barnsley Council said: “We have extended the planning consultation period to accommodate comments from interested parties until 5pm on Friday September 7. “Following this, we’ll evaluate the points raised by CPRE along with any other comments received.” September 5 Boy clears out pond to celebrate birthday A YOUNG boy celebrated becoming a teenager by

MOVING IN: Meat and fish traders outsde the market. dredging out a dilapidated canal. Linden Murray, 13, who is autistic, spent his birthday last Thursday clearing out the overgrown vegetation and rubbish from the old Elsecar Canal between Wombwell and Brampton. He has spent much of the school holidays at the spot with his granddad Barry Murray who is extremely proud of his grandson’s dedication and passion about wildlife and the environment. Linden has now dragged from the canal a mountain of weeds and branches, traffic cones, tyres, a fence panel, planks of wood, a toy rat, and freed two fish that

CANAL CLEAN-UP: Birthday boy Linden Murray.

had been caught up in the weeds. His granddad, Barry, 48, of Steadfield Road, Hoyland said: “He (Linden) says when he gets back to school he’d like to come and clean the canal a few times a week.” September 22 Barnsley Hospital praised following TV appearance TARN was shining in the spotlight again this week as Barnsley Hospital starred on a TV programme. Barnsley Hospital featured on a Channel 5 show called ‘Casualty 24/7’ filmed in the Emergency Department. The first episode aired on Wednesday at 9pm and

since the show has aired several positive comments have come flooding in on social media. Sandra Newman said she was ‘so proud’ to be part of Barnsley Hospital Services, adding: “Our teams are so dedicated to high quality personalised care. “Thank you to all who represented us in such a wonderful way.” Claire Grant said: “What an amazing programme last night, filming our care in ED. Having recently been on nights with this team as ICT support, it felt especially close to my heart to see our amazing staff and patients portrayed so well. I’m so proud of you all!“

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Boy oh boy, what a night in prospect!

WAB pictures of the week...

Warm-up ahead of autumn

AS we hit September, here’s a pictorial reminder of what WAB readers were doing during last month’s sizzling bank holiday weekend...

Right, Courtney Leigh Elsworth and her nan visited the Coronation Street set. Below, from left, submitted by Joanne Edwicker, Sarah Joe Harding and Jade Savage.

BOYZLIFE brings together members of two of the biggest boybands in history, Boyzone and Westlife, to perform a whole host of their biggest chart hits. Brian McFadden enjoyed 12 UK and Ireland number ones as a member of Westlife, including a record-breaking seven top spots in a row. The band also boast four number one albums and more than 30 million record sales in total. Since Westlife, Brian has enjoyed international solo success, including a UK number one with ‘Real to Me’. With Boyzone, Keith Duffy has enjoyed similar success, including six UK number one singles and 16 out of 17 of their first single releases making the top five. With five number one albums also to their credit, Boyzone achieved worldwide sales of over 25 million. The unmissable Boyzlife show has already been performed for more than 20,000 adoring fans since the

pair came together in 2016. With two completely sold out tours under their belts in partnership with Hilton Hotels, as well as their unforgettable 2017 December Christmas Tour, this is an evening that is certainly not to be missed. Boyzlife will be performing at the Sheffield Foundry on September 15 and WAB have teamed up with MP Promotions to give one lucky reader the chance to watch them perform live. To win these amazing tickets, all you have to do is answer this question: “Which band released the album, ‘Turnaround’? Send your answer along with your name and contact telephone number to competitions@wearebarnsley. com or send in your answer to WAB Boyzlife, 47 Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AS. The competition closes this Sunday, September 8. Good luck!

MiniWABer Saffron’s success EACH week we give away a pass to Playmania to one of Tarn’s cutest kids. This week’s winner is fouryear-old Saffron Massey. Isn’t she beautiful? Enjoy your time at Playmania!

Clockwise, from above left, submitted by Kelly Ann Hodkin, Katie Cadwell, Claire Louise and Emma Martin


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n Action from the clash at Wigan’s DW Stadium.

It’s better from Barnsley as Wigan are held on their own turf BARNSLEY produced a muchimproved performance in a 0-0 draw at Wigan Athletic on Saturday. It meant the Reds went into the international break in 21st place in the Championship table. Barnsley were far better than in their first two away games of the season and the 3-1 home loss to Luton Town the week before, and created more chances than their hosts. Young left-back Ben Williams was sent off in injury time for a wild tackle, but the visitors held on for the point and now have five from their first six games this season. Head coach Daniel Stendel made five changes to the side which lost to Luton. Central midfielders Cameron McGeehan and Alex Mowatt both dropped out of the squad, as did injured duo Bambo Diaby and goalkeeper Sami Radlinger, while Dani Pinillos was put on the bench. In came Brad Collins, Ben Williams, Conor Chaplin, Aapo Halme and Dimitri Cavare. Toby Sibbick played in central midfield, and had an excellent game, alongside Mike Bahre, with Luke Thomas and Mamadou Thiam on the wings while Chaplin played just behind striker Mallik Wilks. The Reds’ first-half performance was much more adventurous and attacking than in their previous two away games. Barnsley had the first shot on target as Thiam’s powerful 30-yard free-kick was tipped over by goalkeeper David Marshall. Williams’ cross was then

headed by Chey Dunkley straight at Chaplin, whose shot from ten yards out was blocked by the same defender. Wigan’s first shot on target was a Charlie Mulgrew free-kick which goalkeeper Collins pushed out of his top right corner. Early in the second half, Williams blocked an attempted clearance and advanced into the box but blazed a shot across the face of goal from a very tight angle when he should have cut it back for one of his teammates. Chaplin then scuffed an excellent chance 15 yards out after he and Thomas had worked the ball very well in a clever one-two inside the home box. Marshall had to dive at full stretch to his right to keep out a low and powerful 25-yard Bahre shot then, from the resulting Thiam corner, the goalkeeper repelled a close-range back-post volley by Thomas. Gavin Massey’s shot from just inside the box then took a big deflection and trickled narrowly wide of the bottom left corner with Collins stranded. Substitute Patrick Schmidt almost put the visitors ahead in the 83rd minute when he slid in to meet a Williams cross at the back post just a few yards out, but it was a difficult position and he put it well wide from a tight angle. Wigan nearly snatched the win when Dunkley met a Mulgrew freekick unmarked six yards out in the 86th minute, but sent his header straight at Collins, who made a good block.

n Barnsley head coach Daniel Stendel, foreground, and Wigan manager Paul Cook. Williams was dismissed in the first minute of injury-time for lunging in wildly on Lee Evans. Barnsley’s next game is the derby against Leeds United at Oakwell on Sunday, September 15 (12.30). Stendel said: “We can be satisfied with our performance today, especially after a lot of injuries. “We got a clean sheet with a new

back four and a new goalkeeper, and we had three or four big chances to win the game. “In recent games, we have conceded easy goals. We defended so much better.” Barnsley (4-4-1-1): Collins; Cavare, Halme, Andersen, B Williams; Thomas (Styles 90+6mins), Sibbick, Bahre, Thiam; Chaplin 7 (Schmidt 81); Wilks (Pinillos 90+3).

Subs not used: Walton, J Williams, Green, Styles, Oduor, Pinillos. Yellow cards: Halme, Andersen, Wilks. Red: B Williams. Wigan: Marshall; Byrne, Mulgrew, Dunkley, Robinson; Massey (Evans 80mins), Morsy, Williams, Jacobs (Gelhardt 63); Lowe, Moore (Garner 63). Subs not used: Jones, MacLeod, Kipre, Naismith.

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