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A leading South Yorkshire policeman insists a drop in the number of on-the-beat PCSOs will not prove to be a backward step. Page 4

A talented footballer from Barnsley explains how she plans to build on an invitation to train with England. Page 6

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Tipping issues for council are ‘tyresome’ MORE than 100 reports of ‘industrial scale’ fly-tipping have resulted in Barnsley Council clearing an estimated 4,000 dumped tyres in the last year, according to new figures. Enforcement officers tasked with ridding the borough of fly-tipped waste have identified about 20 companies in Barnsley dealing in worn tyres, from both cars and HGVs, after a probe was launched due to a rise in related clean-ups. Paul Castle, service director for the environment for the council, said: “In the last financial year, which looks at dates from April 2018 to March 2019, we cleared about 4,000 tyres from 105 reports. “That’s an average of 38 per tip, but we’ve seen large-scale cases in Tankersley, Cawthorne, Brierley and Shafton where there’s been up to 300 tyres left behind. “The disposal cost isn’t that high, it’s cost about £4,000 as we work with a company, Credential Environmental, which specialises in recycling tyres which are then used for cement and fuel.

“Our concern is that the vast majority of tyre businesses are decent, law-abiding firms and they’re tarred with the same brush as the ones who are clearly dumping them illegally. “That’s why we’re contacting every registered tyre-related business in Barnsley in the hope that they put pressure on the cowboys who are responsible for the fly-tipping.” According to the council, about 2,500 fly-tipping reports were made between April and December in 2018, 115 of which included loads dumped on private land. Although the council will foot the bill if the waste is dumped on their land which costs them an estimated £250,000 per year, private landowners are responsible for any clearup costs incurred on theirs and some tyres have been dumped on farmers’ fields. A forum which will be open to landowners and involve council bosses tasked with dealing with fly-tipping will be set up to encourage information sharing.

INBRIEF... Former Change MP faces quit calls RENEWED calls have been made for Penistone and Stocksbridge MP Angela Smith to resign after she quit the newly-formed Change UK party just weeks after leaving Labour to help set it up. Her decision follows the group of former Conservative and Labour MPs’ failure to get a single MEP elected in the recently-held EU elections. The Penistone and Stocksbridge Constituency Labour Party (CLP) has re-issued calls for her to resign to trigger a by-election. The MP left the group along with fellow founder members Heidi Allen, Chuka Umunna, Gavin Shuke, Sarah Wollaston and Luciana Berger.

Plan to keep out off-road bikers n FAMILIAR FACE: ITV Calendar presenter Christine Talbot was on hand to present the prizes at the annual Jack and Paul fun run in Penistone on Saturday. The event is held in memory of Jack and Paul Sykes, the Penistone brothers who died in a house fire started by their

father. Their mother Claire Throssell, pictured here with Christine at the event, set up the charity Heads Together. She hopes to raise sufficient money to help convert a hospital wing into a specialist paediatric burns unit as well as helping other causes.

A BARRIER has been erected at an award-winning nature reserve to prevent off-road bikers from gaining entry. Carlton Marsh was discussed at a crime meeting held in Cudworth, where it was revealed that yobs had accessed the site. Coun Charlie Wraith said: “Offroaders had got in so hopefully this will resolve the problem. “It’s important they’re kept out as Carlton Marsh is a fantastic place.”

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Barnsley marks D-Day anniversay with a special commemoration

n PAYING RESPECT: Clive Buckle of the Churchfield branch of the Royal British Legion read the Ode of Remembrance at the D-Day anniversary service. Picture: Ken Richardson.

BARNSLEY held an emotional service as it joined the rest of the country in marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. The Mayor of Barnsley, Coun Pauline Markham, council leader Sir Steve Houghton and Sheffield City Region Mayor and Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis gather at the war memorial outside Barnsley Town Hall. They were joined by councillors, local school children and members of the Royal British Legion.

Clive Buckle, of the Churchfield branch of the Royal British Legion, followed the Last Post with a reading of the Ode of Remembrance, before the national anthem was played and wreaths were laid in front of the memorial. The gathered dignitaries then held a silence in remembrance of the Allied troops who landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, more than 4,000 of whom died in what was the largest seaborne invasion in history.

Economy boost with reopening of Castle Gardens BARNSLEY’S economy is set to be given a major boost by the reopening of a historic site which closed due to a financial crisis two years ago. Wentworth Castle Gardens, which is now under the National Trust’s guidance, is expected to attract 150,000 visitors in its first year, with projections for that to increase thereafter. Responsibility for the site reverted to Barnsley Council during 2017, when the Wentworth Castle and Stainborough Park Heritage Trust – which had been responsible – was unable to

make the enterprise financially viable. David Shepherd, the council’s service director for economic regeneration, hailed the site as one of the town’s most important attractions. “It’s superbly important as it links in with other key sites including Elsecar Heritage Centre, Worsbrough Mill, Cannon Hall and the town centre’s regeneration,” he said. “It’s one of the jewels in our crown and its location is key. “It’s a few minutes away from the M1, not that you’d know given how beautiful its surroundings are, and

that’s important for the National Trust’s members across the country. “They have five million members and they often travel. If you’re planning a journey from London to Edinburgh, say, you’ll look at the National Trust’s booklet of attractions and Barnsley’s a great mid-way stop-off. “For every daytime visitor, £25 per person goes into the economy and that increases to £40 if it’s an overnight stay. “It’s a great achievement for the town to attract the National Trust. It could pump millions into the economy in the coming years.”

The trust, responsible for more than 500 sites across the UK, has worked alongside Barnsley Council and the Northern College – which is based in its grounds – having expressed an interest in the months after its abrupt closure in 2017 in order to bring it back into use. Joanna Royle, assistant director of the National Trust in the northern region, said: “The site closed previously as it was no longer sustainable, but the 25-year lease we’ve signed secures its longterm future.”

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n BACK IN BUSINESS: Pictured at Wentworth Castle Gardens are Sir Steve Houghton, Joanna Royle from the National Trust, Yultan Mellor principal of the Northern College and David Shepherd, director of regeneration and Culture BMBC.

Mayor’s open invitation to service THE MAYOR of Barnsley Coun Pauline Markham is inviting residents across the borough to join her for her civic service. It marks the beginning of her mayoral year. “I look forward to meeting and welcoming residents from across

Barnsley and also children from my ward,” said Coun Markham. The service will be led by Rev Canon Stephen Race and the mayor’s chaplain Rev David Hildred will also be speaking. The mayor and consort Larry Markham will be

joined by guests including deputy lieutenant of South Yorkshire Colonel George Kilburn and Mrs Kilburn and the high sheriff, John Pickering along with mayors from neighbouring authorities The service will be at St Mary’s Parish Church on Thursday at 6.30pm.

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Zero tolerance of drugs gangs RAIDS on suspected organised crime gang members in the Dearne resulted in a haul of Class A drugs being seized while officers behind the crime reduction scheme have warned a zero tolerance approach has been adopted. Operation Fortify has focused on the area in recent months, with stop and search tactics and house raids being carried out as the crackdown on identified gangs steps up. Police said a quantity of drugs were recovered from a house, while a 40-year-old man was found with a ‘substantial amount’ of Class A drugs in his possession during a stop and search. Substances including heroin, amphetamine and diazepam were retrieved while cannabis and cash was also found. Sgt Matt Cowling, from the Fortify team, said: “Our efforts to identify those involved in the supply and distribution of drugs in the area continues.

“We’ve carried out a number of warrants. Some have proved successful, but what’s important to us is that local residents know that we are committed to making the area a safer and more enjoyable place to live. “If you’re involved in the supply of drugs, or any other associated criminality, we will identify you. “This isn’t just a week of action or sporadic activity, it’s a longterm plan to identify and arrest those involved in organised crime and remove drugs and weapons from the streets.” Officers believe South Yorkshire as a whole has been seen as a hotbed for organised crime groups (OCGs) thanks to its road links to West Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Humberside. Barnsley Council’s ruling cabinet members are also discuss the matter in the coming weeks, following an ongoing consultation with schools across the town, and are due to set out a plan

which will involve a ‘multi-agency approach’ to deal with organised crime and in particular gangs’ alleged use of vulnerable children to peddle drugs. Multiple OCGs were identified in Barnsley earlier this year and dozens of people remain on investigating officers’ radars, with 50 per cent of the gangs assessed as being armed. Detective Inspector Steve Smith, who leads the Fortify team, said: “We are working hard to ensure residents feel safe where they live and put confidence back in the community. “We are carrying out daily activity to ensure those crime gangs bringing misery on the community are identified and robust action is taken. “Please do speak to us if you have concerns. If you don’t feel comfortable speaking to police, Crimestoppers are available on 0800 555111. They are completely anonymous and separate from the police.”

driver, while Edith was a factory worker. The couple have four children - Roy, Janette, Stefan and Robert - as well as nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Roy said: “They love spending time together whether it’s at bingo or on holiday. “They went to Australia in February for their main anniversary present, then we had the get-together to mark the actual anniversary.”

A BARNSLEY-BORN woman has become an author with a children’s story based on a past encounter with a friendly spider. The titular Billsper the Spider is the unlikely hero of Gillian Luckett’s first foray into writing, made after a writer’s retreat last summer convinced her to write the children’s book she had always wanted to. Gillian, nee Bolton, lived in Tivydale Drive, Darton until she was 18 years old – at which point she left Barnsley to join the RAF. The former Darton High School pupil has since settled in Haverhill, Suffolk, and at 64 has just self-published Billsper the Spider, available on Amazon. The book follows the hardy spider Billsper, inspired by real-life events of Gillian’s children being surprised by an eight-legged intruder in their living room. It was then, and following the spider becoming a running joke in the household, that Gillian was

moved to take the plunge into writing the book. “I’ve always liked creative writing,” said Gillian. “I had been writing before, at school I used to like English and writing stories, but I went to a few evening classes and then the retreat and it just took off. “When I sit at a computer, the words just flow out. “All the reviews on Amazon are really good, and I have had teachers contacting me to ask if they can use my book. I didn’t think it would take off as it has. I never dreamed I could write a book.” The book has received rave reviews on Amazon, with Gillian sending copies as far afield as Australia – and she believes some of her old school friends in Barnsley might be interested to introduce their families to Billsper. She added that a few parents had even contacted her to say their kids were afraid of spiders until they read Billsper the Spider.

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n SPECIAL TREAT: To mark National Volunteers’ Week, volunteers from Goldthorpe Salvation Army and Rotherham Street Kitchen were invited to a wellearned afternoon tea provided by Morrisons. Morrisons’ Tracey Tolly and Lindsay Hooly, centre, joined the volunteers. Tracey said: “These people work really hard around the community day in, day out, to make people’s lives better. They all really enjoyed it and we had a lot of customers asking about it.”


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Loss of PCSOs will be offset by new constables ‘VITAL’ numbers of on-the-beat PCSOs across Barnsley will be dramatically reduced after South Yorkshire Police revealed it’s almost halving its current numbers in favour of recruiting more constables. Under recently-revealed plans, numbers of PCSOs in the county will be reduced by 40 per cent from 194 to 116, although police constable numbers will increase by 103. Barnsley’s 42 PCSOs, who have been labelled as the ‘eyes and ears’ of the communities they serve, helped to make the town the safest place in South Yorkshire last year. But fears have been raised that the latest shake-up – which also includes a change in shift patterns – equates to a backward step. It means there will fewer staff working in Barnsley’s six neighbourhood hubs – based in the town centre, Cudworth, Goldthorpe, Kendray, Penistone and Royston – as a result of the change. But police bosses insist the impact of having more PCs will allow them to take action against criminals. “Despite a huge investment in neighbourhood policing, of which Barnsley’s been at the forefront, the public’s confidence levels are really low,” said Assistant Chief Constable David Hartley. “People say they think we don’t understand what matters most and they don’t see us resolving that. “Communities say they want highly visible resources – PCSOs – but then they say they want to see us doing something about antisocial behaviour, rising

n REASSURANCE: South Yorkshire Police Assistant Chief Constable David Hartley.

burglaries, speeding vehicles and off-road bikers. “The public consultation we have held suggests that the public want most of our neighbourhood teams to undertake work that requires them to have warranted powers. “PCSOs do not have the powers needed to undertake many of these activities, therefore the workforce balance on neighbourhood teams wasn’t right. “Other police forces have taken very drastic action in removing the role entirely, that’s not our position at all. “What we’re doing is rebalancing in our neighbourhoods without redundancies. “We have had to make some difficult decisions, but it’s clear what the public want.

“The reduction in PCSO posts, and the change to their working hours, will allow us to invest in warranted police officers in our neighbourhoods. “These officers will be able to provide cover 24 hours a day. “That means they can address the local issues that matter most, provide a wider depth of problem-solving capabilities and to reassure the public in their local communities through resolution and enforcement where necessary.” Some serving PCSOs are expected to transfer and be retrained as constables. Where possible, they will return to the communities where they already work, threfore maintaining local knowledge, ACC Hartley added.

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Three-part plan to transform power depot site AMBITIOUS plans to transform an area of wasteland on the edge of the town centre into a housing estate, multi-storey car park and an innovative youth zone to help get kids off the streets have been revealed. The former electricity depot, which lies between Schwabisch Gmund Way, Harborough Hill Road and Mottram Street, has been derelict for years. Various plans have been outlined in the past, including for a supermarket, but none have come to fruition. But the site, adjacent to Buzz Bingo, has been identified as Barnsley Council’s next major project after the completion of its flagship Glass Works scheme in 2021. It forms part of the regeneration masterplan alongside the town centre work and plans for the Courthouse Digital Campus on County Way. Currently owned by NPower, the vacant site is the subject of talks which could result in the council purchasing the land, something which has been scheduled to be

discussed by ruling cabinet members next month. The site, earmarked as the ‘Eastern Gateway’ in the council’s regeneration documents, could also include a multi-storey car park and housing due to it being identified as an attractive location thanks to its close proximity to Barnsley Interchange and the town centre. The car park would offset the loss of parking which would result from the redevelopment of the Courthouse. OnSide, a firm behind a series of successful youth zones across the country, has been identified as the preferred provider of the proposed scheme. Vandalism at play areas and multi-use games areas in parks across Barnsley cost the council more than £100,000 to rectify in the last five years and the plan to create a youth hub – which will be staffed by OnSide – has been hailed as a positive step by council leader Sir Steve Houghton. “There’s nothing on the site at the minute other than a sub-sta-

tion and although we don’t own it yet, the plans are absolutely brilliant,” he added. “We hear a lot about youngsters engaging in antisocial behaviour and people say there’s nothing for them to do to keep them occupied, so this really could be the answer to that. “There’s also the potential to create a multi-storey car park on the remainder of the land, as well as keeping some back for residential use.” Although antisocial behaviour figures were reduced by 21 per cent in the town centre last year, police meetings remain inundated with requests from councillors and the public for new provision to be created to keep youngsters off the streets. The Central Area Council entered into a contract with YMCA Barnsley, a group paid to commission after-school clubs, in order to provide sessions to youngsters aged eight to 14. But reports of antisocial behaviour have traditionally involved those older than the cut-off age.


n WELL-EARNED: Margaret Hamer (second from the right), who has received a special long-service certificate, with Chris Ellett, transformation director at Well Pharmacy, and the Well Cudworth team.

Margaret’s loyal service rewarded A CUDWORTH pharmacy assistant has celebrated 40 years of caring for the community. Margaret Hamer works at Well Pharmacy on Barnsley Road, where she has been since starting a ninemonth training programme straight from school. Margaret said: “I can remember how pharmacies used to be 40 years ago – everything was hand-written, counted and poured ready for customers.

“Pharmacies even sold cigarettes, wine and spirits back then. “Times have certainly changed. But the essence of pharmacy is still the same. Customers feel more like friends and family to me now.” Margaret celebrated with her team, and was joined by Chris Ellett, transformation director at Well Pharmacy, who presented her with a gift and a special long-service certificate from chief executive officer John Nuttall.

Chris said: “Margaret is a hardworking and dedicated member of the team, and is a role model for new colleagues. She knows her customers by name and cares passionately about their health and providing a fantastic service to the community. “It was great to chat to her about her experiences and how pharmacy has changed, as well present her with a 40-year long-service award. We thank her for the amazing work she has done.”

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Bethany hopes for England call A BARNSLEY woman trained with the England football squad for the first time in their pre-World Cup training camp and is determined to play in future major tournaments with the Lionesses. Bethany England, from Kingstone, scored 22 goals for top flight club Chelsea Ladies in the 2018/19 season, after also passing 20 on loan to Liverpool in the previous campaign. The 25-year-old, who has previously played for her country at youth level, is yet to make her senior international debut. But she was invited by England manager Phil Neville to the training camp at the Football Association’s St George’s Park. The Lionesses are now in France for the World Cup. Bethany said: “After the last couple of seasons I have had, I did hope that I would be in the squad and it’s gutting to miss out. “But it’s a really good squad and hard to break into. I have spoken a lot with Phil and it is hard for him to fit everyone in. I think, if he didn’t have a World Cup to prepare

for, I might have had a chance in a game this season to give me some experience. “I got my first senior call-up to the training camp to help the girls prepare which was a really good experience. “It was tough to then have to leave and not go to the World Cup but it just made me more determined to get to a major tournament in the future. There’s the Olympics next year then the European Championships the following year and, by the time of the next World Cup, I will still only be 29. Hopefully I will keep improving and get my chance.” Bethany is delighted with how the women’s game is growing. She said: “Women’s football is getting so much more coverage and publicity now. It’s bigger than ever before. That will only get bigger if the girls have a good World Cup. “When I first started, there were no girls’ teams so I had to play with the boys at Junior Tykes until I moved into girls’ football. Now there are nearly as many girls’

teams as boys’ teams which is great.” Bethany, who began at Doncaster Belles before moving to London, is disappointed that Chelsea lost their FA Cup semi-final to an injurytime own goal and lost 3-2 in the Champions League semi-final to eventual winners Lyon. She said: “On a personal note, it was probably the best season of my career and I’m really happy with how I performed. I got a lot more opportunities than before I went out on loan to Liverpool. “As a team, we had a nearly season and it’s really disappointing that we don’t have at least one trophy to show for how we played. “We were so close to getting to two finals but we just have to learn and move on. Next season I just want to score more goals and win some trophies.” Barnsley FC Ladies have also had a good season, winning the Sheffield Senior Cup. Bethany said: “I know a lot of the girls who play for Barnsley. I am really happy for them and hope they keep going up the leagues.”

Former football referee and local cricketer dies aged 77 A RESPECTED top-flight football referee and cricketer who became known as a pillar of Barnsley’s sporting community has died. Trelford Mills, 77, died in Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield last Monday. A well-known figure in local sporting circles, alongside working as a top-flight football referee, Trelford was a talented cricketer, captaining Barnsley and playing for Stainborough for several years. In a statement posted on Facebook, Stainborough Cricket Club said: “Trelford was a man with cricket in his heart, and devoted much of his life to the great game, both at Barnsley and at Stainborough. “After finishing playing he was heavily involved behind the scenes in local cricket, with coaching, committee work and fund raising. “Trelford was an outstanding MC for our dinners, and used his many contacts in the sporting world to supply a great range of memorabilia for our fund-raising efforts. “He was simply incomparable as an MC, and who can ever forget how he ran our games of stand up bingo and heads and tails to ensure that everyone had a fun evening.” Trelford began his refereeing career in 1965 in the Barnsley and District leagues before working his way up the ladder to the Central League, for Reserve teams, then the Football League. In a career spanning more than two decades, Trelford became a well-respected and firm official, overseeing a UEFA Cup game in

n WELL CONNECTED: Trelford Mills with ex-England footballer Matt Le Tissier. 1976 and an FA Challenge Trophy semi-final the following year. He became social secretary of the Barnsley and District Referees’ Association in 1978, also becoming an honorary life member of the association in 2005. Trelford will be well-remembered by a certain generation of Newcastle supporters, who for a time were convinced he had denied them an FA Cup thirdround win against Brighton in January 1983, as he disallowed two goals that would have seen them progress in the competition. Trelford and his assistants had to be escorted by police away from the stadium – and 2,000 irate Magpies fans outside – with the Barnsley referee deemed one of the bravest men on Tyneside

for his part in the match. Coincidentally, one of the players denied on that day was Kevin Keegan, whose Newcastle debut Trelford had overseen earlier that season. Trelford’s final match as the man in the middle was a First Division clash between Tottenham and Southampton in 1990, when he retired at 48. But he couldn’t leave the game completely and in his later years, Trelford worked as matchday liaison officer for Shaw Lane AFC in the Northern Premier League and could often be found chatting to Barnsley fans in Oakwell’s Legends Suite on matchdays. Trelford’s funeral will take place on Friday at 11.30am at Dodworth St John the Baptist Church, arrangements by Simon T Anderson 733119.

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Stars of the show A SCHOOL football team came out on top in a tournament held at Oakwell. Oakhill Primary Academy competed against nine other teams from Barnsley and the surrounding areas in the Premier League Primary Stars tournament, organised by Reds in the Community (RitC). And the girls came out emphatic winners, not conceding a goal and scoring at least two in each of the four group games before the final against Wakefield school Dane Royd. Oakhill won that game 1-0 after a goal from captain Emily Fitzpatrick, who scored seven throughout the whole tournament. RitC sports development officer Kieron Campbell said: “It was great to see such a great turnout at the tournament this afternoon. The quality of play seems to always improve year on year. “There was some fantastic football played and the final was very competitive too. “It was also good to see the respect and attitude of the girls who have been through the Premier League Primary Stars programme. “I’d like to say well done to all of the teams and players n TOURNAMENT WINNERS: Oakhill Primary Academy tasted success at Oakwell. who took part.”

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School shows way on mental health A LOCAL MP is calling for more help with mental health support after a visit to an award-winning school. John Healey MP visited Wath Victoria Primary School to hear more about its silver award from the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health. A survey taken on schools across the constituency last year found

counsellor and believe it is important to work with parents and families as well as the students. “I was really impressed with the work Wath Victoria is doing to help children and their families. They’ve rightly made mental health a priority and I’m pleased they’ve been recognised with this award,” said the Wentworth and Dearne MP.

that three quarters of secondary schools and 80 per cent of primary schools reported a rising severity in students’ problems. Wath Victoria has introduced mindfulness sessions, daily physical exercise, a weekly ‘well-being award’ and student support champions. They also have a member of staff trained as a



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No decision on school dinners A DECISION on the future of Barnsley Council’s ‘vital’ school meals service will not be made until next summer, it has been announced. Backed by trade union UNISON, which represents the council’s catering workers, protesters turned out in their dozens last week to lodge objections to plans which could see 44 schools currently using the service needing to find someone else to provide meals to an estimated 8,000 children across the borough. Ruling cabinet members were due to make a decision last Wednesday at a behind-closeddoors meeting at Barnsley Town Hall, but it has been confirmed that no decision will be made

until council officers have spoken to schools about their plans. Robin Symonds, from UNISON, said: “This change of approach by the council is very welcome. “We were very concerned that a decision was due to be made by cabinet on the future of the service as a number of schools had indicated that they had not been consulted. “This has now been put right and schools will now have a say on the future of the service before any decision is made. “About 100 members and supporters attended our protest outside the town hall and we marched through the town centre. “The leader of the council, Sir Steve Houghton, met with a number of our members and listened to their concerns. He told us of the plans to speak to schools and to try to ensure that the service remains viable.” The Chronicle understands 94 schools had previously used the council’s service, but 50 left and a further 22 had indicated they were looking for a new provider, leaving 22 primaries. The council said the smaller the pool is, the less sustainable

A STAMPEDE of wild animals will soon be let loose in Thurnscoe. A raft of sculpted creatures – including a giant gorilla taking over in the Flower Park, a hare at Phoenix Park and an owl outside Thurnscoe Library – will form part of a new ‘Go Wild in Thurnscoe’ sculpture trail, funded by Big Local Thurnscoe with backing from the council’s Principal Towns fund. The larger sculptures are to be painted by Holmfirth artist Fabric Lenny, who is working alongside local community groups, before being installed in August. Six smaller sculptures will be delivered to local primary schools and community groups to be decorated ahead of the summer holidays, before being hosted in shop windows as part of the sculpture trail. BLT development worker Alison Vint said: “The partnership is really excitLAUNCH: Dr William Bird, Mayor Coun Pauline Markham and Toby Tyke.

the provision and it had been left with ‘no choice’ but to review the service. Robin added: “Ultimately if an insufficient number of schools wish to continue to use the council’s service then there may come a time when it ceases to be viable but in the meantime UNISON will work with the council to ensure that the service is as attractive as possible to schools. “We know that it represents excellent value for money and that schools really value the service and want to see it continue. “Now they have the chance to keep the service, something that had looked unlikely.” Coun Jenny Platts, cabinet spokesman, pictured left, said talks between the council and schools will continue. “It is important for us to continue discussions with schools to see if we can work with them to deliver a service which they can make a long-term commitment to,” she added. “Schools are currently purchasing from a range of suppliers, and by having this period to explore options, we can determine whether a sustainable model can be created.”

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ed to be bringing wild animals into Thurnscoe this summer. “We are producing a leaflet which will have all the sculpture locations and details of all the schools and groups that have been involved in the project. We think it’s a great way to get children and community groups involved in an exciting animal-themed project that will give families something to do in the summer holidays. “Thurnscoe has some fantastic green spaces, and we hope it will encourage people to get out and about to visit them and check out the new arrivals.” The project forms part of a wider initiative to improve the village – summer planting is underway, new banners will be installed at Thurnscoe railway station and there are plans to build a £250,000 plaza on part of Thurnscoe Sports Ground next year.

Beat the street is launched BARNSLEY has launched a campaign to get people to be more active by tracking participants’ movements through sensors on lampposts across the borough. Beat the Street, the nation-wide campaign founded by Dr William Bird, is a free, fun challenge with points and prize awards for exploring the town on foot, scooter or bicycle. More than 250 special sensors called ‘Beat Boxes’ have been placed across Barnsley – mainly outside primary schools, so players can earn points as they travel by tapping their card or green fobs. Mayor of Barnsley, Coun Pauline Markham led an inaugural walk around Barnsley town centre to mark the beginning of the campaign. “I am incredibly excited to have Beat the Street in Barnsley. It’s a fantastic initiative to get the community moving and I can’t wait to see how far people are walking, running, cycling and using

their scooter. “I want as many people as possible to get involved and it’s free to join in. It will also be a great way to spend time with friends and family. “Its a great opportunity to get active and spend time outdoors and it will benefit the community in the long run.” Dr Bird, a GP of 26 years’ experience, said: “Over the next six weeks while Beat The Street is in Barnsley, we expect more than 33,000 people to get involved. “We have primary schools, community teams and groups involved and it will act as a catalyst to get energy in the community. “I am excited to be in Barnsley for the launch and we hope to see behavioural changes after this and encourage more of the population to get active.” n Beat the Street will be running until July 17.

Football fans broadcast success with award

MEDIA production students from Barnsley College have come out on top for their online football radio show at the Young Audio and Radio Industry Awards (Young ARIAs). Matty Hugill, Kyle Walker and Karl Wellbelove travelled to London to attend the awards, winning the Best in Sport category with their show Everything Football on online radio station The Vibe. The event was hosted by Matt Edmondson and Kiss FM’s Daisy Maskell with the awards presented by big names in the radio industry including Sara Cox and

Mollie King. To be shortlisted for the Best in Sport award the students needed to demonstrate, through their submission of content, that they and their show lives, breathes, eats and sleeps sport. To then be in with a shot of winning they had to prove their passion and expertise in sport reporting, commentary, debate, interview or documentary and exhibit in-depth knowledge of their subject producing a show that is both informative and entertaining. The award judges saw all of these traits in the Everything

Football show. The judges said: “They have really great engaging discussions, a professional manner and natural feel to the show. You can really tell how passionate they are about the subject.” Lee Barber, Barnsley College media teacher and station manager for The Vibe, suggested that the students enter the Young ARIAs for the work they have done on the show and their coverage of hard hitting subject matter such as sexism and racism in football. Everything Football airs every Friday at 3.30pm on The Vibe.

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A week in WAB history...

No questions asked as Top Gear comes to town WAB History takes a look through the archives at WAB news from years gone by. This week, we flash back to June 2013... June 3 Top Gear Visit Penistone TOP Gear trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May were in Penistone filming for the BBC show’s new series. The presenters played about with a hovercraft on Penistone Showground before poking fun at the town’s name with a spoof sign. The gate sign read: ‘Top Gear Penistone Engineering Workshop’, which became ‘Top Penis Engine Work’ when the gates were opened. Crowds gathered to catch a glimpse of the presenters but were denied a chance to ask questions – although May did give fans a quick wave. Resident Ben Low said: “It’s one of my favourite shows and very exciting for our little town.” June 7 Barnsley’s Football Heritage Finds Home In New Town Hall Museum BARNSLEY’S footballing heritage will be united for the first time when Experience Barnsley opens on June 27. The all-new £4.3million visitor attraction is in Barnsley Town Hall and until now, many of the proud footballing objects have been in private collections or at other museums across the UK. Among the memorabilia on show is an England shirt worn by Tommy Taylor, the Barnsley-born Manchester United player who was killed in the Munich air crash in 1958. Taylor scored an incredible 16 goals in just 19 England appearances and his England shirt still has grass stains. It’s been brought back to Barnsley on loan

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thanks to the support of the National Football Museum. The match ball from the 1912 FA Cup final – the only time Barnsley won the famous trophy – will also have pride of place in the museum galleries. Harry Tufnell scored the only goal of the match in extra time to give the Reds a 1-0 win against West Brom. Arthur Bower, Barnsley FC’s official historian, said: “I’m thrilled to see Barnsley Football Club’s history being celebrated.” Supported by more than £2.6million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and partfinanced by the European Regional Development Fund, the state-of-the-art museum will open to the public on June 27, be free to enter and open seven days a week. June 13 Work starts on historic tower WORK has finally begun on essential work to enable Locke Park tower to open to the public for the first time in more than 20 years. The initial work, costing £80,000, will concentrate on tackling health and safety issues and ensuring safe access for the public to the first floor balcony of the stone tower. The money for the first phase has been generated by ‘tireless fundraising’ over the past ten years by the Friends

of Locke Park group. David Allen from the group says everyone is delighted to finally see work beginning after so many years in the pipeline. Mr Allen says the hope is that when the balcony part of the tower is safe, locals will once again enjoy its borough-wide views and so be more likely to get involved in further fundraising. The Grade II listed Locke Park tower, which is 70 feet high, was built in 1877 as a memorial to Joseph Locke’s wife, Phoebe. It is the highest point in the town but was shut in the early 1990s because of its dangerous state. Engineers say the tower requires top-tobottom work on the stonework, ornate carvings and the wooden viewing platform at the top – and to restore the entire tower to its former glory could cost up to £250,000. June 17 War bomb found in Dodworth BOMB disposal teams were in Dodworth on Sunday evening. Teams were called to the area at around 6pm after a resident found a device near Silverwood Scout campsite. Police confirmed it was an unexploded device, thought to be from World War Two. It was taken away and disposed of safely.

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This was the WAB week...

D-Day anniversary made us all reflect IT was wonderful to see all the events marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. It’s occasions like this that remind you of the sacrifices that are made by so many members of the services to protect our country, and without them our lives would be very different now. Lest We Forget... I was invited along to the launch of Beat The Street on Thursday. For those of you who haven’t read up on it, Beat The Street is an incentive to get people across Tarn active, and you can collect points along the way. Everyone in my family have picked up a card (which is free) and we’re planning on spending

at least two afternoons or evenings a week going out and finding these ‘Beat Boxes’. It’s a great incentive and it’s a bonus that you don’t need to download an app or anything to keep in the loop, which is great, especially for those who may not have a smart phone. I hope to see many of you taking part and if you are out and about and you want to share a picture, bob me a message on Facebook and you could be featured in pics of the week. Even Toby Tyke is backing the campaign, so you have no excuses... I am super excited for this Friday as we can finally find out the winners in this year’s Young Champions Awards.

It’s been wonderful over the last few months to listen, read and write these incredible stories of young people who have achieved something wonderful. We are all very quick to assume that the kids of today have ‘nothing to show’, but these awards definitely prove otherwise, and no matter who is announced the winner of each category, each and every person who has been nominated throughout this process should give themselves a round of applause and be proud of themselves. I look forward to seeing the finalists on Friday. And finally, why am I still wearing a coat in June!? ‘Ave a good week! Altine

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Application forms for this post can be obtained by contacting Ms Suzy Savage on 01226 710447 or emailing Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 14th June 2019. Interviews will be held week commencing 24th June. Visits to the school are welcomed. Birkwood Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records at an enhanced level. Birkwood Primary School is an equal opportunities employer.

Athersley Cares Development Manager

20 hours per week • £15 per hour Athersley Cares is a community based project working with residents in the communities of Athersley, New Lodge and Smithies. The project is currently looking for an enthusiastic, self motivated person with considerable experience of working within communities. The role will include developing new initiatives within the area that meet the needs of local residents. This post is funded until March 2020.

Please send C.V. to: Lorraine Headen St Helens Church Hall, 27 Laithes Lane, Athersley, Barnsley S71 3AF Tel: 07984400778 Closing date: 21st June 2019 - Interviews 9th July 2019 Any applications after 1pm on this date will not be accepted. Job specification available by ringing the above number.

Motors Caravans For Sale

Cars Wanted

Cash waiting for your used Caravan or Motorhome 2000 to 2018 Please call Julian Goodall on 07802 541488

Services, Repairs and Testing


VW Specialists • MoT Station Unit 13, Albion Road, Carlton Ind. Estate, Carlton, Barnsley.

TELEPHONE: BARNSLEY 724623 ACORN Auto Electrics. Starter motors, alternators supplied and fitted from £40, no VAT. Ask for Pete – Tel: 01226 716999/ 716452 or 07899 003476. See us on

FROM full resprays to a small dent removal, We do insurance repairs. We will beat any genuine quote. Kirby Vehicle Sales – Tel. 01226 750320

FULL TIME BAKERY OPERATIVE To operate production and packing machinery in busy bakery environment. 4 days per week (10 hr shifts). Sunday, 9.30am start. Tue./Wed./Thu., 1am start. Applicants must be reliable, hard working and with good hygiene standards.

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Dismantling Co. • Fencing panels manufactured and supplied • New timber • Decking • Oak beams and mantles, pine and oak flooring • New & reclaimed railway sleepers from £10.00 inc VAT each • Stone and architectural products • Natural stone and slate paving Tinker Lane Foot, Hoyland Common, Barnsley S74 0PR


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Telephone Barnsley 697983 MONEY BACK GUARANTEE Laying Service Available

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All Seasons Garden and Tree Services Landscaping, Patio/Flagging, Turfing, Artificial Grass, Decking, Fencing, Hedge Cutting, Grass Cutting, Tree Work.


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BURNTWOOD GARDEN SERVICES • All trees lopped, pruned, felled • Garden landscaping • Patios, paths, block paving etc. • Power washing service Please contact Richard

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Free quotes All work guaranteed

01226 693 761 07437411238 GARDENERS looking for work, trees and hedges pruned and cut, garden tidys, grass cut, edged and strimmed, shrubs trimmed and shaped. Ring Ian– Tel. 01226 740487 or 07765237721 WELL rotted farmyard manure. 10 bags £25, 20 bags £40. Topsoil, 10 bags £25, 20 bags £40 Wood chippings, 10 bags £25, 20 bags £40. All bags emptied. Delivered free – Tel. 01226 713420 GARDENER looking for work. Spring tidy ups, general garden maintenance, driveways, patios and paths jet washed – Tel. 07414 639746 or 01226 219820 TURF, Soil, Supplied/Laid – Tel. 01226 370655

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SHOWROOM quality kitchens supplied and fitted from the B&Q range at a much more competitive price - Tel. Richard 07908 143980


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Businesses For Sale

On A Roll- Cafe/Take Away

Longfields Court, Wharncliffe Business Park, Barnsley S71 3GN Busy cafe in a prime location, all fixtures and fittings included in the price. Seats 10, security gates on the industrial estate plus cctv and security patrol. The cafe has been valued at £23,000 although any reasonable offers will be considered. Selling due to illness in family.

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Business Opportunities HAIRDRESSING/ Beauty/ Nail Salon. Off Summer Lane near Dennis Williams. Modern interior, 2 sinks, 3 chairs, reception area, small kitchen, WC and private parking. £150 pw bond required. – Tel.– 07931907086

Commercial Premises 3 car garage workshop, 3 phase, lifts, compressor, office/kitchen and toilet, alarm, Wombwell area, – Tel. 01226 750320

Rooms or Bedsits SUPERB, Spacious, Private, Furnished Bedsit for responsible non–smoker in town centre, Victoria Road Villa £80 pwk including bills, use of laundry and internet. No DSS. Tel: 07775 714 414

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Mapplewell Area RECENTLY BUILT

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Telephone 07815 738533 TWO bedroom terrace house on Cope street, Barnsley and Grafton street Barnsley. Both £95 p/w and £380 bond each. Please tel:– 07399 357738 2 bedroom house, Racecommon Road, with garage and parking, 2 minute walk to town, excellent condition, £520 pcm, references required, NO DSS. – Tel. 07950 282558

ROOMS in very clean, well maintained and friendly shared house. 5 minutes to town centre. £80 pw, all bills included, bond required. Private landlord – Tel. 07931 907086

BEAUTIFUL 2 bed mid terrace, stunning new kitchen, inglenook fire place, Cudworth area, NO DSS, – Tel. 07850 915702

LARGE double room, en suite, available now, Ardsley. No DSS – Tel. 07850 915702

BEAUTIFUL 3 bed mid terrace, private courtyard, new kitchen/bathroom and carpets, Ardsley area, NO DSS– Tel. 07850 915702

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M-R ELECTRICAL For best prices in Barnsley.


3 tonne to 35 tonne skips available


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5 ton skip....£150 6 ton skip....£180

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

Tipping facilities available

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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 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


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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.



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

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Andy: 07795 145726 Justin: 07947 348549 01226 321122

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HANDYMAN Company, including bricklaying. 150 years combined trade experience. Visit k - Tel. Richard 07908 143980

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HANDYMAN Company, including plastering. 150 years combined experience. Visit k - Tel. Richard 07908 143980

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

Tiling HANDYMAN Company, including tiling. 150 years combined trade experience. Visit k - Tel. Richard 07908 143980

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

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Wifi and Telephone Solutions Network Exts, Wifi Hotspots, Telephone problems, New Socket etc.

TV, Recorder, Smart TV Set-ups We can set up all your viewing equipment

repairs TV Sales/Repair Shop TVs sold from £55 (most same day)

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

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Telephone 01226 387517 Mobile 07789 772451



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01226 388200 or 01226 701161 or 07920 180076 HANDYMAN Company, including joinery. 150 years combined trade experience. Visit k - Tel. Richard 07908 143980

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G&P Painters and Decorators, quick professional service. Landlords’ special rates. For free quotes and advice – Tel. Barnsley 785330 or 07944 267715 PAINTER and Decorator, 48 years experience, Free quotes, OAP reductions – Tel Melvyn Barnsley 724027, 07894 403608 FEMALE decorator, free quotes, reduction on OAP's call JaneTel. 07805062842

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

Tel: 01226 754740

4 tonnes £80 8 tonnes £120 10 tonnes £140


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Painting and Decorating

Prices from £90.00


Tel. 07546 178973

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19 years in the trade • Friendly service Extra sockets from £45, fuse boxes, rewires, replacement fittings, CCTV.

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Loft Storage Solutions Ltd Economy Package 96 sq.ft. tongue and groove flooring, insulation, ladder, hinged hatch, light. ONLY £450 Ladder & hatch separately from £195. Other packages available Upgrades: superior ladders, uPVC hatch, extra electrics, shelving, plasterboard & skim,

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For quotation contact Mike Freephone 0800 3890588 or 07801 660760

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

HANDYMAN, 30 years experience including, joinery, laminate floors, flat pack, plumbing, light fittings. Call Paul – Tel. 07851 974443 CHIMNEY Sweep Jepson. 40 years experience. All types of fires and woodburners – Tel. 01226 295992, 07443 397916 HANDYMAN, inside/out. Fencing, gardening, decorating, plastering, flagging. No job too small – Tel. 07841 909211 or Barnsley 712526

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


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