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Comfort in art

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A carer who uses art therapy as a successful form of relaxation is inviting others to join her group – and discover if it works for them... Page 3

Staff at a physiotherapy centre have raised the money to buy a defibrillator which could, one day, save someone’s life... Page 5

A last-gasp winner in Saturday’s televised match against Walsall put the Reds in a great position to secure promotion Page 19

AGGRESSIVE BEGGING OUTLAWED

Protesters join march for NHS

Q VIP guests attended the official unveiling of a new town centre events venue on Thursday. The Old Picture House on Eastgate is now available for events such as weddings, awards dinners and parties. Mayor, Coun Steve Green – pictured here with owners David Mills and Nick Hadfield – was impressed with what he saw at the opening.

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A GROUP from Barnsley will be joining the March for the NHS organised by Health Campaigns Together in Leeds this weekend. Saturday’s march is to draw attention to the ongoing underfunding of the NHS and to protest about cuts and privatisation. The Barnsley group will include members of Barnsley Save Our NHS, the South Yorkshire Freedom Riders and other campaigns.

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MAYOR Dan Jarvis and the four leaders of South Yorkshire’s local authorities have reached a consensus on the way forward for devolution in our region. After years of impasse, a breakthrough letter has been sent to Secretary of State James Brokenshire today, asking for powers and resources to be unlocked. In that letter, Mayor Dan Jarvis, Cllr Julie Dore, Cllr Sir Steve Houghton, Mayor Ros Jones and Cllr Chris Read say that they have had ‘productive conversations’ and set out plans as to how, together with Government, devolution for the Sheffield City Region can now move forward while also furthering the future devolution ambitions of individual authorities. Q More reaction to this news in Friday’s Barnsley Chronicle.

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ures being slashed by about 40 per cent in the town centre. “Based on the public’s feedback there is the option for begging to be included in the revised PSPO, however the condition will be used on a case-by-case basis. “Those involved in this activity often have complex lives and we suggest that we should ensure that all efforts to engage with the individual have been exhausted and that enforcement is the last resort in dealing with this behaviour. “It is intended that the new PSPO, combined with other measures to assure the safety and security of Barnsley, will positively impact the majority of people using the town centre for work, business or leisure as well as those living nearby.” Barnsley Council cabinet spokesman, Coun Roy Miller urged the public to play their part in reducing begging and appealed to shoppers to not hand cash to those asking for it. “There’s been a £180m investment in the town centre and we need to look to protect that against abuse. I have a problem with people who are begging and receiving £70 or £80 a day.”

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AGGRESSIVE begging in Barnsley town centre will be banned from today. A three-year public space protection order (PSPO) was brought in across the town centre and some residential streets in 2016 due to rising concerns with antisocial behaviour. Following a 40-day consultation held earlier this year, a new agreement has been drawn up which covers Peel Street; Midland Street; Peel Square; Wellington Street; Eldon Street; Race Street; Peel Parade and Sackville Street – all of which were included before – while Market Hill and County Way have been added as a result of the public’s input. Analysis showed 68 per cent of reported incidents occurred on Market Hill and County Way – high footfall areas where beggars are said to be operating daily. The new PSPO goes live from today after its approval by the council’s ruling cabinet last week. A report, compiled by Safer Neighbourhood Service manager Mark Giles, reveals more than 500 dispersal notices have been issued since its inception, leading to antisocial behaviour fig-

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Named a Glassdoor UK Employees’ Choice Award Winner as a Best Place to Work, XPO Logistics is growing rapidly across the UK and Europe. Are you ready to share in our success? We’re seeking talented professionals to join our operations across the UK and Ireland in every discipline. We do logistics differently. Join XPO today and find yourself moving forward.

GEORGE STONE, 24 ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT at xpo logistics, barnsley I started with XPO in February 2014 as a picker, at this point I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do in my career so I was pursuing what I enjoyed at the time which was IT. After 4 months of picking I progressed into an Admin role moving me into the IT department but after six months of working within IT I wasn’t sure it was for me. I started the XPO apprentice scheme in January 2016 to get a wider view of the business as you work within all departments gaining the skills required to progress. After completing my coursework, I was given the opportunity to shadow a department for 3 months and I chose finance. I’ve now been with finance for 3 years, progressing twice into my current role as Assistant Accountant. This shows the vast amount of opportunities available within the business. Where else can you go from picking on the shop floor to an accountant role with no experience? I would recommend XPO to everyone, if you are willing to work hard you will be rewarded!

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team leader To lead a team of people and co-ordinate activities to achieve business goals; through focussing on continuous improvement and promoting a team based culture. Manage the allocation of work on a daily basis, controlling headcount and overtime budgets and ensuring cost, quality and delivery targets met. Create and maintain a positive team culture and spirit, encouraging involvement from all team members when sharing group, divisional and team information.

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XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world’s most successful companies, including Disney, Pepsi, L’Oreal, Toyota and many others. We’re the fastest-growing transportation company on the Fortune 500 list and we’re just getting started.

jobs.xpo.com/uk The annual XPO pool tournament took place on the first weekend in March at Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley. 15 colleagues attended and played against each other to battle it out for the winner’s trophy. Congratulations to this year’s XPO Pool Champion Stuart Allen.

This year XPO Logistics took part in the Barnsley Hospice Accumulator challenge and had to turn £28 into as much as possible. Colleagues generously donated towards a bake sale and various fundraising games including ‘Water or Wine’, and in total raised a fantastic £653!

Youngsters explore the XPO world CHILDREN from three local primary schools were invited to visit XPO Logistics, Barnsley to find out more about the world of Logistics and to give them a real life experience of inside a workplace. Forty five students in total from Highgate, Gooseacre and Carrfield were shown around on a site tour and were given an insight into what colleagues do on a day to day basis including receiving and packing orders in the despatch department.

The students were set a challenge beforehand to package a china tea cup, using their own packaging and materials, which they were then able to test during the site tour on the conveyor belt. They were then able to follow the journey of their parcels throughout the warehouse giving the students more of an understanding of what is involved when ordering online and a great opportunity to show the young community what a career at XPO Logistics can involve.


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Vulnerable get help to keep their homes warm BARNSLEY Council has teamed up with energy provider npower, to help homeowners with longterm illnesses keep their heating working.

Q Karen Plimmer, Lisa Greves, Ann Brown and Loz Dobson at the art group.

Carers’ group members find comfort in art A CARER who uses art therapy as a form of relaxation is inviting others to join her group.

Loz Dobson, 51, of Coronation Street, Darfield, cares for her 18-yearold son Sam, who at ten weeks old, suffered from meningitis. Although he recovered from the illness, he developed epilepsy and autism and he also has global development delay. Loz, who has a degree in fine arts, creates art in her spare time and initially formed a Facebook group where she uploaded her creations for other carers to see. The Facebook group expanded and other carers uploaded their art to the page, so Loz decided to run a group where they could meet. She explained: “I contacted the Barnsley Carers’ Service, who told me that there was already an existing art group, but they didn’t have a volunteer to run it. I decided to put myself

Q THE Friends of Monk Bretton Priory are inviting old and new members to the annual general meeting on Thursday. The meeting will take place at the Priory Campus at 7pm. Anyone interested in the history of the priory or would like to see more done there is welcome to come. There will be lots of volunteer opportunities coming up in the next year or so as the group starts their five year plan for the site working alongside English Heritage and Jolly Good Communities. More members to the group would be welcomed to help it achieve plans and help come up with new plans. For more information, search Friends of Monk Bretton Priory on Facebook.

forward and I now run the art group. The Barnsley SEND Matters Art Group runs every Tuesday from 10am to 1pm at the hut behind Barnsley Metrodome. Loz added: “The group is a lot more than just creating art, you don’t even have to create art. It’s an opportunity for carers to come together and have a break away from their responsibilities. “As a carer myself I know how hard it can be, and if you can have time to yourself and are creative, it’s very beneficial to your mental health. “Even if you don’t want to create anything, you can come and have a cup of tea and a biscuit and just talk. We are an open group and we are here to support each other. “It’s fantastic if you can get out and a change of scenery can do the world of good.” Q For those interested in joining the group or for further information, contact Julia Goddard on 288772.

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The ‘Health Through Warmth’ scheme may be able to offer a contribution towards the cost of heating repairs, boiler replacements and insulation to eligible people on low incomes that are currently struggling to keep warm because they are living with broken or inadequate heating and have health needs. Coun Roy Miller said: “In many cases, residents battling with a long-term illness are less mobile and spend more time in their homes. “As a result, there is a greater

need to heat their homes for longer periods of time which means that they rely heavily on their heating system. “As such, running an efficient, reliable heating system is vital. “For those on low income, high energy bills due to inefficient heating systems or high costs to repair or upgrade inadequate heating systems can add extra pressures to residents already struggling. “There’s the worry that that these residents will put their health at further risk by being unable to afford to heat their home adequately or being unable to afford to have their system repaired. “It’s really good news that

through our work with npower, we’re able to access extra funding to provide our most vulnerable residents with some level of financial support to help reduce the cost of keeping their heating working efficiently.” Sarah Heaney, npower Health Through Warmth manager, said: “I’m enormously proud of the work that Health Through Warmth does. “The scheme plays a vital role providing help to people who might not be able to find it elsewhere. “The importance of warmth and comfort should not be underestimated, particularly for people who have long-term illnesses.”

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Defibrillator is just what doctor ordered

QClaire Bailey, Elizabeth Bowan, Elaine Kaye and Kerry-Ann Litherland show the defibrilator which was paid for by staff fundraising at Roundwood Health Clinic.

A HEALTH clinic has raised money to buy a defibrillator for its patients. Staff at physiotherapy centre, Roundwood Health Clinic, on Dodworth Road, helped raise £800 to provide the centre with a defibrillator. It took staff 18 months to raise the money which was achieved by selling gifts and crafts at a Christmas Fair. The practice manager, Elaine Kaye, also ran the Leeds half-marathon with her daughters to raise funds. Claire Bailey, director at Roundwood, said: “At Roundwood we have many patients attending the clinic every week. Some of whom are at increased risk of cardiac arrest due to recent surgery they have undergone or other problems with their health. “We recently completed our annual first aid training and the instructor informed us that most companies only purchase a defibrillator after there has been an incident, effectively when it’s ‘too late’. “We wanted to ensure that wasn’t the case at Roundwood Health Clinic. It was also important to us to be able to help the local community should a defibrillator ever be required.”

Switch to save council £400k STREET lamps on major roads throughout Barnsley could be changed for energy efficient LED versions under a council plan which could reduce electricity costs by £400,000 and cut maintenance costs.

Two jobs could go in the authority’s highways department because it is anticipated each lamp post will need to be visited only four times during its working life. The council has already replaced around 19,000 lights on side roads with LED units and over 14 months it has been calculated that has led to a reduction of £376,000 in electricity consumption. Now councillors on the ruling cabinet are being asked to approve a plan which would see major roads get the

same treatment, with work planned for the forthcoming financial year, possibly spilling into 2020/21. It would also answer a growing problem of the existing sodium bulb lamps becoming obsolete as manufacturers switch to LED production. That will ultimately make replacements parts both harder to source and more expensive to buy, a report states. It is also anticipated the upgrade would have long-term maintenance benefits, with a report to the cabinet stating: “A reduction in whole-life maintenance costs of materials will be realised with 100,000 hours life and ten year warranty with zero lamps and gear to purchase.”

Q Redfearns Whites under nines team, with the family of Daniel Wilkinson and Stephen Croft.

Survivor thanks footballers YOUNG footballers who were present when Barnsley FC volunteer Stephen Croft collapsed on the pitch of an undiagnosed heart condition last year have been thanked by Stephen himself for their support. Redfearns Whites under nines, based on Burton Road, Monk Bretton, were also presented with a defibrillator by the Daniel Wilkinson Foundation ahead of a recent match The team had been flag

bearers at the match against Burton Albion in September, which was called off when volunteer Stephen was airlifted to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest minutes before kick off. Stephen said he wanted to thank the team for returning to do the same for the rearranged fixture, played in February. “Stephen tried really hard to get in touch, credit to him,” said coach Neil Rhodes, 34. “The lads saw what hap-

pened and he just wanted to make sure no one was upset by it. Stephen, 61, said: “I didn’t get chance to properly thank them at the time.” Gillian and Barry Wilkinson, whose son Daniel, 24, died in 2016 to an underlying heart condition, set up the foundation in his name to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death in young people. The foundation now donates defibrillators to grassroots sports teams.

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Stately home gets a boost

Man jailed for attacks

A MAN has been jailed after he was found guilty of assaulting two men in Cudworth. Shaun Tolley, 34, formerly of York Street, Barnsley, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court on Monday where he was sentenced to 11-years in prison. He pleaded guilty to one count of Section 18 assault and one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. On October 27 last year, into the early hours of October 28, Tolley assaulted two men. In the first assault, Tolley attacked a 27-yearold man, causing serious injuries that required hospital treatment. A short time later on Barnsley Road in Cudworth, a 44-year-old former soldier asked Tolley if he was alright, as he appeared to be bloodied. Tolley assaulted this man as well, causing significant lifechanging injuries.

A STUDENT is among the new trustees appointed at Wentworth Woodhouse to govern its future. A total of six trustees have been appointed and their skills and knowledge range from construction and law to finance, business management, conservation architecture and the upkeep of historic buildings. The youngest new trustee is student Toni Paxford, 19, who is learning the ropes as an apprentice trustee – and bringing the views and interests of young people to a board which, from the off, has included the Duke of Devonshire and businesswoman Julie Kenny CBE, whose passion drove the £7million purchase of the house in May 2017. Toni said: “Wentworth Woodhouse has always fascinated me. My grandparents and mum used to tell me stories of the house and the family and as a young person who is very active in the community my aim is to spark an interest with other young people,” WWPT chair Julie Kenny: “We are keen that the voice of the younger generation is represented at board

level and are very proud to have Toni in our team. She is determined, driven and passionate. She will spend a year as an apprentice, learning the ropes, and then become a full trustee.” In addition to Toni, Henry Boot Construction boss Simon Carr is also on the board. Simon has been with the Sheffield-based construction giant for over 30 years and was made its MD in 2009. He is also a non-executive director of Wildgoose Construction, Alfreton. He said: “I first heard of the good work being undertaken at Wentworth Woodhouse from Julie Kenny. I jumped at the chance to get involved in saving such a beautiful and important building. It was an absolute privilege to be appointed as a trustee.” The trust also welcomes the senior-level financial expertise of Sheffield Chartered Accountant John Caldwell and Keith Knight, a specialist conservation architect for more than 30 years. Lawyers Rachel Cowper and James Berry have also been welcomed as trustees.

QThe new board at Wentworth Woodhouse.

Find out about funding for local groups AN EVENT where voluntary groups can find out about funding opportunities will be held at Goldthorpe Library. The funding surgery organised by South Yorkshire Funding Advice

Bureau will be held on April 25, and will allow groups to get face-to-face advice on where and how to find funding. To book an appointment email clairedawson@barnsley.gov.uk or phone 775106.

THE Barnsley Indendent will be available to pick up every Tuesday from various locations around Barnsley. If you’ve enjoyed reading the first edition, make picking one up part of your weekly routine.


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Volunteers needed for veteran charity VOLUNTEER drivers are needed for a new project within Barnsley and the rest of South Yorkshire. The Veterans Outreach Connection Project is funded by the Armed Forces Covenant and aims to increase awareness of services available to veterans, via the Military Centre’s (MCVC) outreach trailer and support vehicle. The project has recently purchased a support vehicle which will be used to visit hard to reach veterans across South Yorkshire. Volunteers are needed to drive the vehicle and tow the trailer on occasions to community events, during the week and at weekends. n Anyone who is interested in volunteering can call project manager Jim Oakes on 07496 455277 or alternatively can email jim.oakes@ rotherhammcvc.org.uk

Help with the big Spring Clean VOLUNTEERS are needed to take part in the country’s biggest environmental spring clean event. People who are wanting to take part in the Great British Spring Clean can do so in Grimethorpe whether it’s for just two minutes or two hours. Everyone taking part will meet at the New Options Community Fitness on St Luke’s Road in Grimethorpe on Thursday. For more information, contact Community Development officer David Gill on 07786525064.

£10m invested on improving borough roads A MULTI-MILLION pound project which will see scores of roads and footpaths receive a raft of improvements over the next three years has been approved. Barnsley Council’s ruling cabinet members agreed its highways capital programme up until 2022, which will release £9.9m of available funds for work to be carried out in the coming year and a total of £30.9m for the three-year period. A wide range of work is earmarked in the scheme, including existing infrastructure such as carriageways and bridges, drainage, traffic signals, road restraint systems, footways, cycleways, street lighting, road signs and markings. As part of the package, an estimated 175,000m square of highways will be repaired or resurfaced, while 26,000m square of footpaths are also included. Coun Roy Miller said: “The programme is a key strategy for investment in the highway network. It will help make our roads more sustainable in the longer term and focus on keeping Barnsley moving for residents and visitors. “It will help us build a better Barnsley through repairing and maintaining the network to support and attract new business, providing high-quality connectivity to jobs and business growth sites.” In the short-term, £4m will be spent on

Barnsley’s principal roads in 2019/20, £2.18m has been allocated for maintaining routes, while £845,000 will be invested in footpaths across the borough. Lowe Lane and North Lane in the Penistone East ward; Doncaster Road, Stairfoot; Highstone Lane, Kingstone; Everill Gate Lane, Darfield, Lidget Lane, Thurnscoe; Shaw Lane, Monk Bretton and Bamburgh Lane, Goldthorpe, have all been identified for resurfacing. A council report added: “The highway asset is the single highest value asset the council owns. “The last reported gross replacement cost for the entire asset was £2.1bn. “This asset includes carriageways; bridges and other highway structures; drainage; traffic signals; road restraint systems such as safety fencing; supporting earthworks; footways; cycle ways; street lighting; road signs; road markings and road studs. “The proposed programme of works and investment in the highway network will have an impact on a significant number of highway users within the borough, but the investment in the highway network will make it more sustainable in the longer term and provide a better experience for highway users.”

Developers draw up plans for 250 homes in Royston PLANS have been submitted for 250 new homes to be built in Royston – on the same stretch of road where 164 new homes are currently being built. Bellway Homes has submitted an application to Barnsley Council for a 250 home residential development to be built on Lee Lane. The 8.69 hectare site is located on the western edge of the village and comprises two fields which are currently in agricultural use with a belt of trees and hedgerows on the western and southern boundaries. Currently there are no buildings or structures on the site and the properties that are intended to be built will feature 83 two-bedroom plus study, 26 three-bedroom, 58 three-bed plus

study and 58 four-bedroom homes in a mixture of detached, semi-detached and terrace styles. The planning statement says: “The site will have a new priority junction to the north of the development on to Lee Lane, which is the only highway boundary. This junction has been modelled and vehicle tracked and operates satisfactorily.” Work is already underway on Lee Lane with Barratt Homes in the development process of creating a new 164 home residential development – which was agreed by the council back in December 2016. The Barratt development is on the north of Lee Lane and when finished will include 81 four-bedroom, 67 three-bedroom, and 16

affordable housing units. It will also include a new roundabout to ease traffic congestion. Royston councillor Tim Cheetham said: “There is a housing crisis and there’s a piece of land set aside opposite the proposed site which has already got planning permission. There’s a desperate need for housing and we’re bursting at the seams for housing in the area. “Nobody likes big developments but it’s the only way to address the housing issue.” This site is part of a wider area allocated for mixed-use development in the Barnsley local plan – with the potential to accommodate 828 houses. Coun Malcolm Clements

said: “This proposal is consistent with the development and I understand that some people don’t like change and large developments but the fact still remains that the plan needs more houses in Barnsley, and this land has been outlined as suitable. “I did have a meeting with Bellway where they outlined their plans and I raised several concerns. I was concerned about the traffic implications and about the accessibility. “The junction at the A61 near Staincross is already bad at key times. These are things that will be taken into account with the planners. “It’s consistent with the local plan but the detail is still a work in progress.”

New chief executive ‘excited’ by council challenge BARNSLEY Council is set to announce a new chief executive. Sarah Norman, current chief executive at Dudley Council, is being recommended for the job and councillors will vote on the appointment at the next full council meeting on April 4. Council leader Sir Steve Houghton chaired the panel that is recommending Sarah’s appointment, and said he was ‘extremely pleased’ at the appointment. “I have no doubt she

will build on the success of Diana Terris at a time when local government, and Barnsley in particular, have been hard hit through austerity,” said Coun Houghton. “Sarah brings a strong knowledge of adult and children’s services, as well as that broader perspective a successful chief executive requires. “We’re strongly looking forward to working with her in the years ahead.” Sarah said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining Barnsley Council

as its next chief executive. It will be a privilege to build on the great work done by my predecessor Diana Terris. “I’m very excited by all the regeneration happening in Barnsley and the opportunity to connect cranes with communities to make sure that local people really benefit.” Sarah is set to take up her post in the summer. She will take over from retiring chief executive, Diana Terris, who joined Barnsley Council in 2012.

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THE WALK with Little Alfie Ledgeway event will take place on Saturday, June 29 from 11am at the cricket club in Wombwell. Alfie was diagnosed with Arnold Chiari Malformation and sleep apnoea when he was two. After having more than 30 operations, he now wants to give back to the team at ward five in Sheffield Children’s Hospital for looking after him. The seven-year-old is asking the

people of Barnsley to get involved in the organised walk. Wombwell Cricket Club will open at 9am to provide prewalk refreshments and Alfie and his family will be there to greet people as they arrive. The family also have sponsor forms from the children’s hospital and are asking anyone who wants one to get in touch. n For more information, search Walk with Little Alfie on Facebook.

Maternity team in town to offer advice BARNSLEY Hospital’s maternity team will be hosting their own pop up shop at the Alhambra this Friday to provide advice for new and expecting parents. Midwives and other team members will be on hand through the day to answer questions about pregnancy, birth and caring for little bundles of joy. This event also includes hands-on demonstrations and activities through which mums can test new dads’ nappychanging skills and take a look at all the latest advice about vitamins, having your baby at home and how often your baby should be moving. The team hope to bust some of the myths which continue to spread among families with new babies, or pregnant mums. “Come along with your questions about how smoking and drinking can affect developing babies,” said head of midwifery at Barnsley Hospital Laura Rumsey. “Our team will be at the Alhambra to talk to expectant mums, or anyone planning a family, about how they can be prepared for their pregnancy, birth and beyond. We’d love to see dads,

n Barnsley Hospital’s maternity team will be answering questions at the Alhambra on Friday. partners, or any other family members popping in to have a chat and trying out some of the fun and practical demos we have available.” The shopping centre has donated a vacant unit for the pop-up shop between Next and TK Maxx on the first floor of the centre. From 9.30am until mid afternoon, the team will be available at the pop-up shop. Also attending the event are Barnsley Maternity Voices, a group set up to ensure people using the maternity service at the hospital are fairly represented when proposed changes might affect them.


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town centre Q NEW LOOK: Coun Roy Miller at the temporary railway crossing.

Town centre has an ever changing face BARNSLEY town centre is changing. The ongoing £180m regeneration funded by Barnsley Council known as The Glass Works is bringing shoppers back into the heart of the town, with the new Barnsley Market and a reviving high street helping to buck declining national footfall trends and create a modern

and vibrant town centre. It’s been a long time coming. Back in 2015, Barnsley Council committed to the redevelopment to not only give the town centre a facelift but to create a town centre of the future with a complementary mix of retail and leisure along with That commitment was a strong and unique illustrated with the deciindependent offer. sion to put the famous Barnsley Market, known for its colourful traders and high quality products, right back into the heart of the town centre, choosing to stick by and support its iconic market where other towns and cities have chosen to desert them. It’s a risk that is starting to pay off. Fast forward four years, and the new Barnsley Market is bustling with trade. In December 2018, footfall in the market was Every Thursday up ten per cent on the previous year, with over a staggering 260,000 with Tess people spending their Friday/Saturday/Sunday Nights money locally. Some traders including one who has been on the market for 32 years recorded record sales. And if the market’s success is anything to go by EASTER SATURDAY 20th April the rest of the scheme is set to rip up the decline of the high street script. 3 - 5pm This year, the market will be joined by Market Kitchen, an independent FUNCTION ROOM AVAILABLE food court that will offer FOR PARTY HIRE ETC. a range of tasty street FOOD & DJ ON REQUEST food alongside the three by Dawn Owens Catering Services traditional market cafes www.drinkaware.co.uk that have called the market home for years. More announcements are due to be made soon.

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Cinema, bowling alley and chain stores will complete conversion A state-of-the-art Cineworld Cinema, Superbowl UK, NEXT and Muffin Break are all on the way ahead of the town centre scheme’s 2021 completion, and promise to not only further revitalise the town centre, but build on the success already being enjoyed. And the offer will be more than retail, leisure, food and drink. This summer, the flagship Library @ the Lightbox – much more than a library – will open its doors. It will feature cutting-edge digital technology, a rooftop terrace, events space, a sensory room for people with autism as well as a traditional library offer and much, much more. It will be a community hub that’s accessible and welcoming for all. Lounges café/bar/restaurant will open adjacent to the library providing another new food and drink destination right in the heart of the town centre. Investment continues further afield, with plans for a new Digital Campus ideal for start-up businesses

and complete with a hotel and housing on the way. But what’s just as impressive, is that the independent food, drink and retail scene continues to boom. Nearly 70 per cent of the town’s retail, food and drink outlets are owned independently and Barnsley’s growing independent scene is as much to thank for the ongoing success of the redevelopment as the multi-million pound investment. In the last 12 months, around 16 new independent bars and restaurants have opened in the town centre, helping to revitalise its evening and night time scene. Those independents include gin bars, craft ale pubs and Italian, Brazilian, Mediterranean and American smokehouse restaurants. Dessert parlours, clothes shops, gentlemen’s barbers, jewellers and gift shops add even more to the diverse offer with the town centre’s Victorian Arcade fully let and entirely independent.

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and they gave us plenty of notice advising us that the store will be closing and they have offered to redeploy us elsewhere. “As funny as it sounds, we’r re we’re all so close I couldn’t ever imagine working at another Thorntons store without the same staff members. They have become family and we will w all miss that.” A spokesman from Thornton ’s s Thornton’s

owners, Ferrero said: “Lik ke any “Like retailer, we are continuou usly continuously reviewing our store estate e to ensure we are in the loca ations locations that meet our customer needs. n “As a result of such a re eview, review, the decision was taken to o close the store at Barnsley on March M 16. “Currently, we are lookin ng to looking find the staff members att the store other employment opporo tunities where possible. possible.”

Disabled D d man’s s plea fo or more e evening eveniing taxis taxiis for A DIS DISABLED ABLED Barnsley man said wants he wa ants there to be more taxis available availa able for wheelchair users later at a night. Markk Ravenhill, of Spring Grove, Carlton, Carlto on, who has cerebral palsy uses and u ses a wheelchair, said he finds it difficult to get a taxi in the evenings evvenings and at night. The 34-year-old often goes out with his h wife to different events said aid he is tired of having and s wait to wai it for long periods to get home.. home “When “Whe Whe en me and my wife go out night at nig ht we struggle to get any taxis for f wheelchair users,” said Mark. “We have been out before and ended we en nded up having to travel

back ourselves from Royston which has taken over an hour as a my wife can’t walk very well. “What gets me mad is that users taxis that take wheelchair user rs night. don’t seem to work late at nigh ht. want I have a social life too and I wa ant to be able to go out.” Mark, who is known locally as s Mark the Campaigner, says he has raised this issue with Dan Jarvis MP. spoken The MP has previously spoke n out about issues that affect disabled people, people including discussing the treatment that his disabled constituents have experienced while being transfrom ferred onto Universal Credit fro om other benefits.

very ery sorry Mr Jarvis said: “I am ve difficulties to hear about the difficul lties that Mr Ravenhill has faced in n terms Barnsley. of accessing taxis in Bar rnsley. disadvanisadvanNo-one should ever be d access taged or unable to acces ss servidisability. ces because of their disa ability. vocal “I have long been a voc cal advodisabled cate on the issue of disa abled access people having equal acce ess to services, and have raised d this Parliament ment on important issue in Parlia a number of occasions. Ravenhill “I know that Mr Ravenh hill is a n the dedicated campaigner on issue of disability rights, and I would like to commend him h for the excellent work that he h is doing.”


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Nordic knowledge is swapped between teachers BARNSLEY College staff have been sharing their knowledge and experience with Norwegian teachers. Staff from the Learning for Living and Work and Foundation Learning departments have been sharing their knowledge and experiences of education with Brit Kristin Nordtomme and Frode Skudal, who are teachers from Stend High School in Bergen, Norway. Brit and Frode were particularly interested in the provision Barnsley College provides for young people with learning diffi-

culties or those facing barriers to learning as part of an international collaboration programme with education providers in the UK. In addition to this, the pair also had the opportunity to visit various town centre College campuses and join in a class visit to Elsecar Heritage Centre to experience a planetarium and see how practical activities on offer at Wigfield Farm taught students about animal care and horticulture. Nicola Thomson-Dewey, Head of Access to Learning at Barnsley College said: “We have thoroughly enjoyed having our Norwegian

visitors in College and it has been a really useful opportunity to share ideas and teaching techniques. “Our approach to teaching and learning is very similar but we have all come away with fresh ideas that we look forward to sharing. “We are also going to encourage continued collaboration with students in the two countries through Skype internet video chat. This will be a wonderfully practical way of opening up the world and developing communication skills for our students.”

Civic’s latest show will give you food for thought WITH mouth-watering music and visuals, and a sprinkling of tangy humour, Food for Thought is a fresh bite into what we think we know about the food industry in the UK and overseas. Food for Thought comes to The Civic on Thursday. From farmer to factory and land to laboratory, we meet a host of characters whose lives are ruled and fuelled by what is munched every day. Examining the influence of the fast food industry over our consumption habits, join Displace Yourself Theatre at The Civic, Barnsley for their new show, Food for Thought. In a show that will delight all your senses, the Bradford-based theatre company explore questions about food, our health, and the planet. Step into the glorious world of food as we ask how food can help or hurt our health and look at the true cost to the planet. Can our food culture and history teach us anything about the future? If food has the power to unite families, why are more of us eating alone? Guests are also invited to join Displace Yourself Theatre 30 minutes before the show for a creative response made by local people from their Creating Together project. Creating Together is a project run by Displace Yourself at The Civic as well as other venues around the country. It enables adults to try out and develop new skills in a range of creative and arts activities. The sessions are open to anyone who would benefit from a boost in confidence, exploring their creative potential and have an inter-

Networking event AN EVENT targeted at prospective landlords organised by students is to be held at Barnsley College. The networking event, put together entirely by students as part of their business degree, will see local agents and solicitors on hand to advise those looking into property management on their first steps. Higher education teacher at Barnsley College Higher Education Dale Karim said: “It’s all off their own backs, they’re quite independent.” The event will take place today from 9.30am in the Open Kitchen.

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Go slow w has imp impact pact on userss at week weekend M1 user kend ROAD users faced journeyy disruptions on Saturday when lorry lo orry drivers and motorists demanding Brexit held a ‘go-slow’ demonstration n on the M1 and M18. Barnsley We asked We Are Barnsl ey followers what they thought, and the these ese were their responses... Dave Rushforth: “For all those sayingg it’s pointless p and won’ ’t achieve won’t your anything, well sitting on yo our backside and doing nothing but moa moaning aning will achieve even less.” s back in Alan Brown: “We did this the 1984 miners’ strike on n the M1 when the coppers kept tur rning us turning back from trying to get to Nottingham. The main cop parked his Range R Rover across the motorway in fro ont of us front aid: ‘move and when we got out he s said: our cars will or you’re all nicked, and yo your be towed away’. We said: ‘good luck with that that’.. We locked our cars c up and walked off two hours later he begged us to move them.” ow several Andy Wray: “It’s funny h how people are saying this prot test didn’t protest achieve anything. Then tomorrow tom morrow the same people will be sayingg more needs to be done.” Andrew Hickling: “What’ ’s the point, “What’s this won’t achieve anythingg apart from

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Enjoy En njoy Barry’s legacy at the the Paramount Paramounnt VERY few performers have had an eff effect fect on the modern pop culture th hat Barry Manilow has. that With one of the largest fan s in the world, to do bases this man m justice it has to be approached approa ached with the dignity and respec ct that he deserves. This respect isn’t a tribute act, this is a genuine fan n, paying homage to an fan, incredible incred dible talent. On May M 17 at the Penistone Param mount, you can relive the Paramount, music of Barry Manilow. With an incredible live band and st tunning backing vocalists, stunning

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are appalled that no planning application had been submitted d or made aware that there was an intention to demolish it. It’s sa shame to see a historical buildbuild dingg go g especially p y under these circumstances. I just hope thatt lessons are learnt and more is s done to protect historical build-ings in future. I was also alarmed to hear about the derelict care home in n Monk Bretton being set alight again. It’s incredibly dangerous s to play with fire especially in a building that is already fragile

due to the previous fires. fires. I would hate to hear that someone someone is injured or worse because e of stupidity. This week we’ll be celebratcele ebratingg our mums as Mother’s Motherr’s Dayy approaches. Mothers also als so lose an hour’s sleep because e the clocks go forward. What kind of reward is that? I hope that you all have e a wonderful day and I look forward forw ward to seeing the photos of how w you’ve spent the day. ‘Ave a good week! Altine


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Barnsley Bitter is the Rocky is a real best as buckets fill... knockout... 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 March 2015... March 3 Royal Recognition For Ice Bucket Challenge Instigator A BARNSLEY Hospital midwife who kickstarted a social media craze which raised £7 million for charity has gained royal recognition. At the beginning of August, Paula Maguire and her husband Robert caught wind of an awareness and fundraising initiative that was happening in the USA. People were filming themselves pouring buckets of ice water over themselves and donating money to the ALS Association, an American charity raising funds for motor neurone disease research. Paula – who is is already a supporter of the MND Association – has raised over £12,000 for them in the past and decided to set up a Just Giving page. Once Paula and her husband’s videos were uploaded, they quickly went viral and were shared by thousands. Her modest target of £500 was soon surpassed, with over 770,000 donations being pledged and many still trickling in. Earlier this month, the couple were invited to meet the charity’s patron, Princess Anne. Paula said: “My uncle, Stuart, became ill in April 2009 and was diagnosed with MND in June 2009. He was given just five years to live but his health deteriorated rapidly and he died five months later, aged just 50. “The MND Association is run on contributions from the public and any money raised will go a long way to help provide support, care and research for those living with or those who have been affected by the disease.” Sally Light, chief executive of

the MND Association, added: “While everyone had fun doing the challenge, many understood that there was a very serious message to share – that MND is a cruel disease. Because so many people took part, even if some didn’t realise why they were doing it but supported it anyway, more people around the world have heard of MND today than ever before and we’re able to do more to fight it. That’s given a new optimism and hope for the future to all those affected by this dreadful disease.” March 12 Rebrand For Historic Fashion Retailer A FASHION retailer which first opened in Barnsley 75 years ago has begun a new chapter in its history. Ashworth & Bird, in Eldon Street, has changed its name from Frank Bird Menswear, under which it has traded since 1939. The move is part of a rebranding by the independent retail group which now owns the store, and staff report the change has been well received by customers. It’s being supported by the Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre (BBIC) through the Enterprising Barnsley programme, which is funded by Barnsley Council.

Frank Bird’s aim, however difficult at the time, was to seek out the finest ranges of menswear available throughout Europe. His son, Malcolm, later took over the reins and ran the store and its sister shop in Wakefield until he retired six years ago and sold the business to Jerseybased Richard Clews. The nine stores in Richard’s portfolio, which sell designer fashion and accessories for men, women and children, were all brought under the Ashworth & Bird banner last year. Kevin Steel, Enterprising Barnsley’s business development manager at BBIC, said: “The name of ‘Frank Bird’ has been synonymous with Barnsley and fine quality for many years. “As well as being part of the town’s heritage, it’s a huge asset to our retail offering and I’ve been a customer myself for a number of years. We’re delighted to be able to support Ashworth & Bird going forward with their new brand and we wish them another 75 years of success.” March 25 Popular Drink Wins Silver Medal A MUCH-LOVED Barnsley tipple has won a silver medal in a nationwide competition to find the country’s best beers. Acorn Brewery’s iconic Barnsley Bitter was the runner-up in the standard strength bitter category at the Society of Independent Brewers’ (SIBA) national beer competition this week. It beat off tough competition from hundreds of other beers to get to the finals and impressed no less than 100 judges to gain second place. Dave Hughes, owner of Acorn Brewery, said: “We’re very proud – we’ve brewed Barnsley Bitter since we set up the brewery in 2003 and it’s always been good.”

YOU love showing off your pets and we love seeing photos of them. Here’s a round-up of this week’s papped pets!

Rocky. Below: Milo.

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is a great mother, mother in law and nannan. She always bends over backwards to do her best for us all including her husband, four children of her own, five grandchildren and countless foster children who she has cared for over the past ten years. She never has a second thought for herself and always puts us all first.” It sounds like you have a great big heart Lesley and you definitely deserve this treat.

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Late Brown winner keeps Reds in driving seat for automatic spot BY LUKE WATSON A SMASH-AND-GRAB win against Walsall saw Barnsley move five points clear of thirdplaced Sunderland, thanks to an injury time strike from Jacob Brown. In their 19th match unbeaten, Barnsley faced a tough test against Walsall who did not look like a side threatened with relegation. But Barnsley were not at their best either, and will feel relief at coming away with all three points. The away side defended resolutely for the most part, the typically excellent centre-back pairing of Ethan Pinnock and Liam Lindsay fending off some quick counter-attacks from Walsall. But the last-gasp strike from

Brown was one of few attacking highlights for Barnsley. It was a goalmouth scramble but it was initiated after a good move by the Reds, with Victor Adeboyejo and Alex Mowatt combining and Brown the first to the midfielder’s ball into the box. Brown, returning after a threematch ban, was visibly ecstatic after scoring and was mobbed by the 905 Barnsley fans who made the trip to the Bescot Stadium as he wheeled towards the away end. The hosts had thought they had opened the scoring only six minutes in with a cracking volley from Isaiah Osbourne after Corey Blackett-Taylor broke down the left and whipped the ball into the box. The referee had blown his whistle for a foul on Pinnock by Josh

Gordon, however, as the defender headed the ball clear. Zeli Ismail stood out on the right wing for the Saddlers, and his trickery and pace were on full display in the opening 15 minutes as he beat two defenders before finding Blackett-Taylor, who played the ball through to Gordon but his powerful rising strike sailed over the bar. The Albanian-born winger was the hosts’ best outlet early on, seeing crosses to Liam Kinsella and Blackett-Taylor fashion good chances that were spurned. Jack Walton was excellent for the Reds having taken his place in the goal in Adam Davies’ absence, with two key saves within two minutes of one another halfway through the second half. The first saw Josh Gordon fire at the keeper’s legs, and moments later Walton came to Barnsley’s rescue again, saving from Ismail who had beaten Lindsay to dribble into the box. However, Walton couldn’t stop them all and it was only thanks to a goal-line clearance from Ben Williams that the Reds didn’t go one-nil down on the hour mark, after Lindsay’s misjudged clearance hit Cameron McGeehan and cannoned into the path of Saddlers winger Blackett-Taylor who rolled it under the keeper’s legs. Barnsley have also kept seven clean sheets in a row, and will see this result as a huge boost to their promotion push. Read the full match report in this week’s Barnsley Chronicle.

n VITAL WIN: Action from Barnsley’s victory over Walsall on Saturday. Pictures: Keith Turner.

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Experts Roof Repairs PDS Roofing Services Ltd. Covering all aspects of roofing, from little repairs to full re-roofs/chimney specialists. Tel: 01226 750347or 07935 332249 www.pdsbuildersbarnsley.co.uk

Electrician

Heating Services

General Services

M-R ELECTRICAL

Aerial, Sat, CCTV, Wifi

For best prices in Barnsley.

Installation and Repairs

NO JOB TOO SMALL

TV Aerial Compact, storm proof.

19 years in the trade • Friendly service

Tel. 07546 178973

TV Brackets

email: electricmark34@aol.com

CCTV Systems Fitted and upgraded to meet

B Electrical

TAKING CARE OF ALL YOUR ROOFING NEEDS

• Local family company • Free quotes & advice • All aspects of roofing undertaken • Emergency call out

01226 299888

FREEPHONE 0800 288 8023 Email: roofcarebarnsley@gmail.com www.roofcareyorkshire.co.uk

// fully insured // PART P approved // no job too big or too small

All aspects of domestic electrical work undertaken

• Sockets • Lighting • Security Lighting etc. No job too big or small Part P.

07834 189868

Plumbers Plumbing and Heating Tap washers to full central heating systems. FREE QUOTES NO JOB TOO SMALL GAS SAFE REGISTERED Home Tel. 01226 240473 Mobile 07917007306

BH PLUMBING & HEATING

Leaks to Full Heating Systems. 10 year warranty • Finance available

FREE QUOTES

07414 108 333 01226 419349

www.spencerroofingservices.co.uk

Bathroom Suites • LPG Boilers FREE QUOTES. GAS SAFE REGISTERED.

• Boiler breakdowns • Tap washers • Servicing TEL. BARRIE

01226 751048 07785 261711

S. P. PLUMBING SERVICES Bathroom suites fitted inc. tiling, showers, washing machines, radiators, kitchen sinks.

For all your general plumbing needs. I DO IT ALL

Call Steve 01226 790323 07963 902666

J & E Plumbing and Heating Ltd. • Gas Safe registered • Fully insured • Over 20 years experience • All aspects of plumbing and heating work • Free quotes

Call Craig on 07879 612936 ROOFING repair service. Chimneys, slates, pointing etc. – Tel. 07948 977446 or 07719 550797

Architectural/ Planning ARCHITECTURAL plans for house extensions and alterations for planning and building regulations. Free quotes and reasonable rates. Over 25 years experience. Contact Sonya – Tel. 07841 043549

Carpet Services

R.G. CLEANING

CARPET & UPHOLSTERY

01226 745001 07950 735586 Established 1993

Tel.: 07426 514338 / 01226 971140 Briareus Ltd

IAN BARROWCLOUGH

All roofing work undertaken

Professional electricians, fully qualified, fully insured, Call Martin

Security Services

PRO-LEC ALARM SYSTEMS • Alarm systems installed • Existing systems repair, serviced or upgraded • CCTV

ELECTRICAL

• Part P. Approved (ELECSA) • All types of electrical work undertaken. • Testing and inspection.

NO JOB TOO SMALL

JUSTIN WHITE ELECTRICAL

G Rewires from £1450 G Fuse boards from £250 G Test and inspection/

safety checks

G All work undertaken G No job too small

Andy: 07795 145726 Justin: 07947 348549 01226 321122

Plastering and Artexing HANDYMAN Company, including plastering. 150 years combined experience. Visit www.rbjoinerandhandyman.co.u k - Tel. Richard 07908 143980

PLASTERING, Reskims, Damp proofing ect. – Tel. 07719 550797 or 07948 977446 PLASTERING, reskims, new build, insurance work, renovations, rendering, coloured or traditional. CSCS registered. Free quotes. Tel. Dean 07970329614

Wifi Hotspots, Telephone problems, New Socket etc.

Skip Hire

SKIP HIRE 3 tonne to 35 tonne skips available

QUOTE WINTER for discount £5 OFF a Small Skip £10 OFF a Large Skip

SKIP HIRE HOTLINE

01709 870909 Open Monday to Saturday

SHAW SKIPS BARNSLEY

Prices from £90.00

Tel: 01226 754740 www.shawskips.co.uk

LOCKSMITH

Painting and Decorating

HOLLANDS

Painting & Decorator Services

• Internal & External Commercial • Free Estimates • Insurance work welcome • Father and Son • 25 years experience • Supply & Fitting Coving

Gary Mobile: 07883 334460 Telephone: 01226 785400

Tel. 07811 188298

HEELEY SKIPS 2 ton skip......£90 3 ton skip....£100 4 ton skip....£120 5 ton skip....£140 Ring for details

01226 725398 07808 218421 LICENSED WASTE CARRIER

Telephone BARNSLEY telephone engineer. Sockets, faults, slow broadband. Insured – Tel. 01226 732422 or 07950 462260

Removals

RD Removals

HANDYMAN Company including decorating. 150 years combined trade experience. Visit www.rbjoinerandhandyman.co.u k - Tel. Richard, 07908 143980

House clearance or part, rubbish and waste, single items, licenced waste carrier

FEMALE decorator, free quotes, reduction on OAP's call JaneTel. 07805062842

Call Rob

PAINTER and Decorator, 48 years experience, Free quotes, OAP reductions – Tel Melvyn Barnsley 724027, 07894 403608

To advertise telephone

G&P Painters and Decorators, quick professional service. Landlords’ special rates. For free quotes and advice – Tel. Barnsley 785330 or 07944 267715

07818 364893 VAN and man/men. Anything, anytime, any distance and clearance, reliable – Tel. Bri 07833 787701 or 01226 236143

To advertise telephone

01226 734666

We can set up all your viewing equipment

TV Sales/Repair Shop TVs sold from £55 (msaomsteredpaay)irs

C all us on: 01226 218877 Next to the Lite Spot, Pontefract Road, Hoyle Mill, Barnsley S71 1HF

Allen’s Aerials Family Run Since 1981

• All aerials digital ready • Upgrades and bad reception problems • Storm damage & insurance work • Sky Digital Multipoint Systems • All work fully guaranteed

Call now for a FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTE

Telephone 01226 387517 Mobile 07789 772451

Phone sockets moved or installed. Aerials installed/moved. Installation of CCTV or upgrades.

Tipping facilities available

Waste Carriers Licence. Two ton skips available. 1 ton Rhino Bags.

TV, Recorder, Smart TV Set-ups

Do you need help installing/setting up TV? Internet problems? Wifi issues? Computer problems?

2 ton, 3 ton, 4 ton, 6 ton, 8 ton, 10 ton and other sizes available.

DOUBLE GLAZING REPAIRS

01226 236834 07960 829455

01226 734666

your requirements. Watch your CCTV on all televisions.

RUBBISH REMOVED Anything and everything.

Tel: 01226 321500 or 07889 037547

TV Points

Wifi and Telephone Solutions Network Exts,

Windows and Conservatories

ANY & ALL PROBLEMS RESOLVED Misted units, locks and handles, sticking doors. NO CALL OUT CHARGES NO SILLY PRICES & COSTS OAP RATES AVAILABLE

£79

Fitted Ideal for 90% of homes in Barnsley Supplied and fitted. Long power leads available Aerial and Satellite Exts to multiple rooms from £35 MultiRoom

Extra sockets from £45, fuse boxes, rewires, replacement fittings, CCTV.

Please call Nigel on: 07976

989683

for a free quotation. Discounted rates for OAPs.

SKIPS FOR BRICK, RUBBLE, CONCRETE & SOIL ONLY

DARTON VAC and WASHER

Fast, efficient, low cost repairs to all makes of washers, dryers, cookers, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners.

FOR THESE PRICES 4 tonnes £80 8 tonnes £120 10 tonnes £140

07960 656323 Same day delivery. 6 days a week. All prices inc. VAT L & J SKIP HIRE

ABA Rubbish removed, house, garden, garage waste, anything and everything. Fully licensed, free collection of scrap metal - Tel. 07593 614511

RUBBISH removed, free quotes, cheap prices, Waste Carriers registered. Fast and reliable service – Tel. Terry 07887 670527 / 01226 983919 BOMBERS Services. Household rubbish and old furniture disposed of from £10. Environmental Licence shown on request. Receipt given for all waste collected, BMBC approved. No job too small, same day service – Tel. 07760 480019

Concrete Services

P.HeeleyMiniMixConcrete THE CONCRETE SPECIALISTS

DRIVES PATIOS PATHS Quality Guaranteed Concrete 1/2m and Upwards, Laying Service

07889 288107 Tiling HANDYMAN Company, including tiling. 150 years combined trade experience. Visit www.rbjoinerandhandyman.co.u k - Tel. Richard 07908 143980

MB Tiles, specialising in floor and wall tiling. For a free no obligation quote – Tel. Barnsley 709602, 07875 654774

Loft Storage Solutions Ltd Economy Package 96 sq.ft. tongue and groove flooring, insulation, ladder, hinged hatch, light. ONLY £450 Ladder & hatch separately from £170. Other packages available Upgrades: superior ladders, uPVC hatch, extra electrics, shelving, plasterboard & skim,

Velux windows. For quotation contact Mike Freephone 0800 3890588 or 07801 660760 www.loftstoragesolutions.co.uk

Builders

Brickwork/ Stonework

Walling. Garages, extensions etc (repairs, lintels and chimneys). Free quotes. Tel.01226 750347 or 07935 332249

www.pdsbuildersbarnsley.co.uk HANDYMAN Company, including bricklaying. 150 years combined trade experience. Visit www.rbjoinerandhandyman.co.u k - Tel. Richard 07908 143980

POINTING work, brick work and stonework. Grind out and repoint – Tel. 07719 550797 or 07948 977446 BRICKWORK, pointing, stonework. Apprentice trained. Over 30 years experience. Fair prices and quality work guaranteed – Tel. 07941 772199 or 01226 956837

BUILT IN APPLIANCES DYSON REPAIRS SPECIALIST

ALL WORK GUARANTEED Available 8am-late 7 days

01226 388200 or 01226 701161 or 07920 180076

HANDYMAN, roof and gutter repairs, plumbing, tiling, decorating, double glazing repairs, flat pack assembly - Tel. Richard 07908 143980

HANDYMAN, inside/out. Fencing, gardening, decorating, plastering, flagging. No job too small – Tel. 07841 909211 or Barnsley 712526 CHIMNEY Sweep Jepson. 40 years experience. All types of fires and woodburners – Tel. 01226 295992, 07443 397916 HANDYMAN, 30 years experience including, joinery, laminate floors, plumbing, tiling. Call Paul – Tel. 07851 974443 CHIMNEY Sweep. C & G qualified, vac / brush, good clean service. Insured. Fire spares supplied - Tel. Dave, Barnsley 242357

Joinery HANDYMAN Company, including joinery. 150 years combined trade experience. Visit www.rbjoinerandhandyman.co.u k - Tel. Richard 07908 143980

NEED A JOINER? Look no further. Doors to extensions, inc. full kitchens etc. NO JOB TOO SMALL

Tel Derrick Eaden on

07732 566247 01226 350533


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