Barnsley Independent featuring We Are Barnsley: 17/03/20

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featuring Tuesday March 17 2020 HEADS UP: A determined Barnsley grandmother who is battling cancer ‘Braved the Shave’ to raise funds for Macmillan. Page 2

PALATIAL TRIP: The musical director of a world-famous choir visited London to collect his MBE awarded in the Queen’s birthday honours list. Page 6

FURRY FRIEND: Meet canine companion Chester, one of the nine pets of the week featured in the popular photo spread in our WAB section. Page 8

Police operation brings arrests

Hospital geared to deal with crisis

A RECORD number of arrests were made as part of a crime crackdown in Barnsley in which more than 150 officers flooded streets across the borough. Neighbourhood policing teams from across the town tackled crime including drugs, driving, prison recall, possession of weapons and theft as part of last Thursday’s Operation Duxford. Six early-morning warrants were executed following intelligence for drug dealing and cannabis cultivation, resulting in four properties found to be cultivating cannabis. More than 100 plants were seized, alongside imitation firearms, Tasers and various other weapons. Chief Inspector Julie Mitchell said: “Operation Duxford is about us acting upon intelligence and concerns from our communities and showcasing the work that we often don’t have time to shout about. “We know everyone has different opinion on cannabis and its uses, however it is a Class B drug and those involved in growing and selling it are often either being exploited or have links to serious organised crime that has a devastating impact on our communities. “Traffic officers were focusing on intercepting criminals who use our road network to commit crime and to target drivers who don’t have a licence or insurance. “Ten drivers had their vehicles seized for various motoring offences.”

A WARD at Barnsley Hospital has been cleared and readied to help treat victims of coronavirus. Patients who had been staying at the Acorn Unit – normally used for the care and rehabiltation of the elderly – have been transferred to care homes, allowing the unit to be prepared for treatment of coronavirus cases. The Acorn Unit is on the top floor of the Gawber Road hospital and normally provides specialist support and rehabilitation for up to 14 days for people who are due to leave hospital. Barnsley Hospital is one of numerous organisations across the borough gearing up for a surge in cases after it was confirmed two people had already been diagnosed. The council confirmed the news but said it would not be issuing any updates on further cases. A spokesman for Barnsley Hospital said it was ‘well prepared’ to deal with any escalation of cases and that services would continue to operate as usual. A spokesman said: “The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and staff while also ensuring services are available as normal.” The NHS’s 111 service has an online coronavrius service. n Check www.barnsleychronicle. com for the latest details on the coronavirus crisis.

GET SET: Policing teams are briefed ahead of Operation Duxford.

The force’s off-road bike team focused their efforts in the Cudworth area following reports of antisocial behaviour being caused by off-road bikes. A further 14 people were arrested throughout the day and 34 people were stopped and searched. “We are stronger with our

communities and a huge part of that is public engagement,” added Chf Insp Mitchell. “People may not always feel that we act upon their reports but each piece of information helps to build a bigger picture, to ensure that our enforcement action is successful. “I am pleased to say that officers

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spoke with more than 2,000 people during the day at crime prevention stalls and while being out and about on foot patrol. “I continue to urge residents to report their concerns either via 101, their local neighbourhood team or anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers.”

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ALL GONE: Sarah Hartley, who shaved the heads of mother and son, Elaine and Simon Liles, in aid of Macmillan, watched by veteran fundraiser Duncan Owen-Elmer.

Determined Elaine is headline news A BARNSLEY grandmother who says cancer ‘will never knock her down’ has raised cash for charity after getting her head shaved. Elaine Liles, of New Lodge Crescent, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in August 2016 and has been battling the disease ever since, with doctors finding abnormal tissue in her right breast, liver, lung and above her stomach. But the 61-year-old said although she goes to Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield once a week for

chemotherapy, it hasn’t hampered her outlook. Elaine took part in a ‘Brave the Shave’ event in the Co-op supermarket, New Lodge, where she works, although she is off at the moment due to her treatment. She raised around £300 for Macmillan Cancer Support. “It was great, my son Simon had it done with me as well,” she said. “When I said I was doing Brave the Shave he insisted we would be doing it together.”

COMMUNITY SPACE: Coun Harry Spence with residents at the new garden.

Harry’s garden is growing A COUNCILLOR who decided to create a community greenspace after his application was rejected at a local ward alliance meeting has unveiled the new garden. Coun Harry Spence applied for a grant from the Darton East Ward Alliance twice for his idea for a community

garden outside Mapplewell Co-op but was rejected both times. Coun Spence was able to secure some funds from local businesses and the garden was unveiled on Saturday. He said: “The garden has received a good response so far and I’ve had a lot of people say how good it looks.

“I want to thank the volunteers and children who came along and we are now looking to place some benches in the garden which I am currently raising money for. “I’ve had a name plaque made, and intend to put every person or business that has made a donation onto it.”

Youth support service can be better still BARNSLEY Council’s youth support service has been hailed as a success – but bosses admit there is always ‘more that could be done’. The Targeted Youth Support Service was formed in 2015 with two main functions – early intervention and prevention services and youth offending, for young people up to 19 and those with additional needs up to 25. At a meeting of the council’s overview and scrutiny committee, representatives from the service informed members of its progress over the past year – which has seen 32,544 visits from 2,125 young people. Questions centred on how the service can be better integrated into the work of area councils – with early start and prevention director Nina Sleight admitting more could still be done. “It’s absolutely vital,” she said. “Area councils are really the heart of the community. “It’s heartening area councils feel this is an area in which they want

to invest and add value. “Things are changing so quickly in terms of offers and services, but what we could probably do better is ensuring that dialogue with area councils is more frequent. “Increasingly we have to work together to tackle some of the complex situations we do have in the community.” Coun Wayne Johnson noted that area councils often have needs specific to their area, with other councillors noting the successful use of outreach workers or working with community groups such as TADS and YMCA. Nina said: “I don’t think it’s necessarily a one-agency or one-service solution. “Sometimes area councils rightly see a particular area they’re concerned about, and it’s really important we understand where we can add value as part of that mainstream service. “There’s always room to expand that and understand it better.” The service saw 9,554 young people vote in the ‘Make Your Mark’ campaign last year.

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Blind Barnsley man who was the Stephen Hawking of his age is celebrated A BOLD move to bring a forgotten Barnsley story to the stage has been given the thumbs-up. Just days ahead of the musical production opening in the town, the men behind the project met Mayor Coun Pauline Markham to underline the tale’s local credentials. Andy Platt and Max Reid went to the mayor’s parlour at the town hall to talk Coun Markham through their ambitious plans. The pair have spent 15 years bringing the story of blind 17th century genius Nicholas Saunderson to the professional stage – and Andy twice gave up his job as a teacher to pursue the goal. Now the musical No Horizon – telling the tale of Thurlstone-born Saunderson – takes a bow at The Civic this week. Coun Markham admitted she was not aware of Saunderson before being contacted by Andy and Max. “I had never heard of him,” she said. “But I read up and was more and more amazed by what I found.” With no eyes, before Braille, with no qualifications and coming from the then rural backwater of

MAYOR’S APPROVAL: Andy Platt and Max Reid in the Mayor’s parlour on Tuesday. Thurlstone, against all the odds Saunderson became the Stephen Hawking of his age – Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. He became celebrated across Europe and was sought out by royalty. He had learned to read by tracing the inscriptions on gravestones in Penistone’s churchyard. “I was astonished by how he learned to read,” said Coun Markham. “And to then go on and achieve what he did is incredible. “It is important for people to

learn about individuals such as Saunderson. He was inspirational. “I think it will go down well and resonate with people. This was a proper Barnsley lad who had a tough start and went on to hit the heights.” Max, his wife Helen, and Andy – who all live in Penistone – have worked on the production together. Their big dream now is to take the show to the West End. “We want to give Saunderson a national profile,” said Andy, 57, and a former head at Springvale school in Penistone. “We want to put him on the map and make the connection with Barnsley. “No Horizon is a story of inspiration and aspiration. Saunderson’s achievement simply shouldn’t have happened, yet it did. “He refused to accept the limitations he had to deal with.” The lead role of Nicholas is to be played by Adam Martyn, a graduate of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool institute of Performing Arts in Liverpool and himself visually-impaired. n No Horizon opens at The Civic on Thursday and also plays there on Friday and Saturday. It will tour until April 15.

DISMAYED: Disappointed councillor Dave North at the vandalised bus shelter. Picture: Kurt Fairhurst. PD088891

Bus shelter graffiti is an eyesore A PARISH councillor has been left disgusted after a bus shelter was sprayed with graffiti. The shelter, on Brierley Road, Shafton, had foul language sprayed on it, much to the dismay of the chairman of Shafton Parish Council, Dave North. “I couldn’t believe it, it’s disgusting,” said Dave. “The shelter is right in the centre of the village on a busy main

road that is used regularly. It’s not a nice thing to see. “We work so hard to keep the village looking presentable with litter picks – we’ve even been planting bulbs ready for spring and people just think it’s fine to spoil it.” It’s not the first time it has been subject to vandalism. In November, the same shelter and the opposite shelter on Pontefract Road were targeted by youths

who were seen by residents running and bouncing off the glass. It resulted in the glass shattering and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive being called to replace it. “I’m not saying that the youths are responsible for this graffiti,” said Dave. “We have never had an issue with youths and schoolchildren in this village, but over the last few months it has got worse.”

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Mental health charities are the winners thanks to Warren and his sporting mates A SPONSORED walk from Wombwell Main to Oakwell to help raise awareness of men’s mental health has generated more than £8,000 for charity. The #It’sOkToTalkWalk was organised by Warren Bird, 33. After experiencing bad mental health, he created the hashtag #It’sOkToTalk to help raise awareness of mental health issues and to encourage others, mostly men, to speak up if they are suffering. Last month Warren and 37 others walked from Wombwell Main to Oakwell on a match day to help raise awareness of the cause, and to raise money for both Barnsley Samaritans and

Project 14 – a local mental health charity. The group set off at 4.15am and walked a specially-designed 22-mile route to Oakwell which included stops at local sports clubs along the way. “It was both challenging and rewarding at the same time,” said Warren of North Street, Darfield. “The last few miles were tough, but we all banded together and we had some really good camaraderie and a great atmosphere so we all helped each other to keep going.” The walk, alongside sales of #It’sOkToTalk hats and money raised through a band event, has

raised £8,184 which will be split between the two charities. “It makes me feel great,” said Warren. “Seeing the generosity from other people is amazing and it wouldn’t have been possible without them. “I just really want to get the word out that there is help for people with mental health issues and that they don’t have to suffer in silence – particularly men, because suicide is the biggest killer of men under 40. “This has motivated me to keep going. I don’t think I’ll ever stop fundraising now. Whether it’s something small or a big challenge, I am just going to keep going to raise more.”

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Huge rise in home schooling means town is ‘out of sync’ MORE families in Barnsley are choosing to take their kids out of mainstream education than anywhere else in the country – with the number of children who are homeschooled rising by more than 700 per cent. Figures released by distance learning college Oxford Home Schooling following a series of Freedom of Information requests sent to local authorities show that in 2018, there were 567 children registered as being home-schooled in the borough. Five years earlier, that figure was just 65. Without a requirement to officially register children as home-schooled, the actual number may be even greater. Horizon Community College executive principal Nick Bowen admitted that Barnsley wasn’t ‘out of sync’ with the rest of the country. But the Barnsley Schools Alliance wanted to send a ‘clear message’ on the seriousness of pulling a child out of mainstream education without adequate provision. “The number of parents choosing to home educate their children is certainly higher than we would want it to be,” said Nick. “There’s absolutely nothing to

stop parents electively home educating. “We are obviously concerned whether they’re really educating at home. Those children won’t be at school learning and mixing with peers. “Some parents have genuine philosophical reasons, and it’s their right to choose. “Some might feel their relationship with the school has broken down. “Others might use it as a way of getting their kids into college.” Barnsley’s turnaround in performance, with the number of key stage two pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths now above national standard and consistently rising test scores since 2018, has been hailed as a success. Nick added: “What’s important for the school is that they’re not actively encouraging parents to home educate. “It’s ironic that as schools have been massively improving, some parents feel that’s not for them.” Former Kingstone teacher Hywel Roberts, now an educational writer and speaker, said a greater focus on school performance and exam results may have had an adverse effect in terms of the numbers

of children unable to cope in school. “We have seen a massive rise in adolescent anxiety and depression, coupled with some schools chasing holistic data no matter what the individual costs to pupils,” he said. “Schools are unable to fund appropriate mental health support, access to counselling services is limited and funding for SEN (special educational needs) has been massively cut also. “It’s no surprise some parents think ‘my child is better off with me at home’.” Chief schools ajudicator Shan Scott’s annual report last month suggested parents may be ‘coerced’ into elective home education – a controversial practice known as ‘off-rolling’ – by schools keen to improve their exam results by quietly excluding certain children, and are ill-equipped for what it entails. Overall, home-schooling in the UK has more than doubled since 2013, from 24,824 to 57,132. Barnsley now has 1.67 per cent of its total number of students being home-schooled – the second highest, with the percentage of homeschooled children in East Sussex 0.01 per cent higher.

Dr Nick Smith, principal at Oxford Home Schooling, said home-schooling ‘could be because the student has special educational needs, has been bullied at school, or has other interests, such as sport, that make traditional education impractical’. “Home-schooling allows families to spend more time together, developing the parent-child bond, and gives students the kind of one-to-one attention that can sometimes be lacking in a school environment,” he said. “The growth of home education reflects the UK’s changing educational needs.” Coun Margaret Bruff, cabinet spokesman for children’s services, said while the council was ‘unable to encourage or discourage’, it has robust procedures in place to keep track of children who are homeschooled. “We recognise the increase in elective home education nationally and in Barnsley,” said Coun Bruff. “Barnsley Council, Barnsley Alliance, and partners in education and health, are working together to ensure that parents choosing to electively home educate fully understand their responsibilities in ensuring that their child receives a suitable education.”

SOUNDS ALL RIGHT: Leading the way in a parent/pupil lesson in phonetics at Worsbrough Common Primary School is Ellie Whyman, six, joined by parents Rebecca Whyman, Hannah Levitt and Jade Reader, and pupils Polly Burke, five, and Star Bygrave, five. Picture: Wes Hobson. PD088869



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Former Barnsley player Bruce offers help to vital services

ARTIST: Faiza Omar.

Focus on the Hijab ‘MUSLIM women are more than what they wear on their head’ is the statement from an artist whose work will be exhibited at The Civic from now until April 10. Two of Faiza Omar’s self-titled exhibitions – More Than My Hijab (2018) and The Good, The Bad and The Hijab (2014) – are available to view at The Civic’s Panorama space. Faiza is originally from Zanzibar, but currently lives and works in Sheffield. She studied creative arts at Sheffield Hallam University, graduating in 2012. Her work is inspired by her cultural and religious upbringing, as she seeks to initiate conversations that challenge behaviours that are expected of women.

A ‘VITAL’ organisation facing the possibility of being shut down after years of helping the town’s homeless has been saved by a former Barnsley FC striker. Action for Barnsley Homeless – along with Barnsley Churches Drop-In Project (BCDP) – have been working together to tackle homelessness in Barnsley for several years, with both organisations operating out of Temperance House on Pitt Street. However, BCDP announced that due to its ongoing struggles with rent, business rates and the rise in homelessness on Barnsley’s streets, it would be closing its premises on Pitt Street. The announcement had a knock-on effect for Action for Barnsley Homeless, who also operate out of the venue, running a kitchen every Tuesday. Members from the organisation called the announcement ‘devastating’, and Jill Martin – who is a member for Action for Barnsley Homeless – said she did not know what the future of the group was. But now the organisation has announced it will be operating out of ex-Barnsley striker Bruce Dyer’s church.

TEAM PLAY: Bruce Dyer meets his new colleagues. Picture: Wes Hobson. Bruce opened Love Life UK Church, based in Blucher Street, last September, and Jill said he was happy to become involved with the group and let them use the venue to continue their work. A statement from Action for Barnsley Homeless said: “We can’t thank Bruce and all the people of Love Life UK Church for becoming involved and throwing us a lifeline to carry


on what we do best. “There are still a few things to be finalised but, if all goes to plan, this will begin at the end of March or the beginning of April. “Thank you to everyone who has stood by us through thick and thin and in times of need.” Jill added: “It’s on an eightweek trial basis but it is great news. “It will be different but if we

can still provide a hot meal it will work for us. “I don’t know what will be happening with BCDP so we will have to see. We are still looking for our own venue to use so that will be ongoing as well. “We’re really pleased to be able to carry on and we need to get some things sorted out but it’s good news for us.” Bruce said having the organisation at the Love Life UK Church would be a ‘pleasure’ and that he was glad to help out. “We spoke over the phone and agreed to a meeting,” he added. “The meeting went well and it felt right. Action for Barnsley Homeless help people out on the streets and they are doing really good work. It’s our pleasure as a church to help them.” n Action for Barnsley Homeless is now appealing for items to help them operate out of their new residence. The group is asking for donations of large pans, oven trays, three litre slow cookers, knives, forks, spoons and mugs as well as the donation of a fridge/freezer. For more information on when and where you can donate, call 07762823720.

Don’t forget about us say small traders SMALL business owners in the town centre have been left ‘feeling neglected’ after they claimed Barnsley Council’s multi-million pound Glass Works regeneration scheme has taken priority over long-standing independent firms. The discontent came to light during a meeting with town centre traders, held at Market Kitchen, where members of the council spoke about the ongoing redevelopment which is due to end next year. The scheme is half-way to completion and is two weeks behind schedule due to Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis, but it is expected to be completed on time next April. Council bosses spoke of plans to increase footfall throughout the town centre including exhibitions and events such as the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race which will run through the town for the third year in May. However, the meeting left some with a sour taste in their mouth as business owner Corinna Crichton, who runs Eldon Arcade Cafe, spoke about how she feels small businesses and sole

traders have been let down by the council as the focus is on the Glass Works scheme. “Small businesses in the town centre haven’t really had a look in,” she said. “I’ve been in the town centre for nine years and I only found out about these meetings by chance. “I feel that all the council is concerned about is footfall into the new buildings and not looking after the traders who have been here for years. “Luckily I have loyal customers but it is getting increasingly hard to compete with the Glass Works and the larger traders in town. I’m worried one day I won’t be able to keep up “It’s all well and good the council focusing on the Glass Works scheme, but I feel that they have forgotten about small businesses which were here before it’s like they don’t care about us. “We all just want to be treated equally and be made to feel that we are valued.” Costs have crept up through the course of the development to a total of £180m for the construction work, but the council will

now have to find another £10m to meet other costs, including money to meet loans in the early years of the project and to meet operating costs before the complex is completed and fully occupied. However, costs for the overall development are kept separate from the finances for the new market, where rents for stallholders in the upstairs section were recently halved. Coun Tim Cheetham, cabinet spokesman for regeneration and culture, said: “The positive impact of the development across the town centre is already visible. “An investment like this not only stimulates inward investment and economic growth, it creates more and better jobs and our initial estimates suggest that the scheme will generate approximately 1,100 jobs by 2025. “We continue to stringently review all cost and income projections associated with the development, to make sure that value for money is demonstrated and achieved.”

MP Stephanie backs bid to halt bank closure BARNSLEY East MP Stephanie Peacock has joined local councillors to petition against the closure of a town’s last high street bank. She met Wombwell councillors Robert Frost and Brenda Eastwood, as well as


Labour candidate James Higginbottom, to discuss Virgin Money’s decision to close its Yorkshire Bank branch. The firm cites falling visitor numbers for the closure as more people choose to bank online. The closure means

that from August, there will only be a single bank, Barclays in Hoyland, in the whole of the Barnsley East constituency. Stephanie said: “The closure of this branch will have a big impact on members of our

community who need a local bank branch to go about their daily lives, on local businesses who need to pay in cash on a regular basis and to customers who have mobility issues. It should be reviewed immediately.”


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Palace visit for Mat Council say housing standard

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HONOURED: Mat Wright with wife Eleanor. THE musical director of a world-famous Barnsley choir collected his MBE medal to celebrate his services to young people and music. Mat Wright was named in the Queen’s 2020 birthday honours list and received his medal in a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace. In 2009, Mat established Barnsley Youth Choir alongside his wife, Eleanor, and Keith Norton. The group has won numerous gold medals at the World Choir Games and are ranked third in the world.

A LONG-TERM contract between Barnsley Council and the firm responsible for carrying out repair works at its social housing stock has been axed – just months after councillors complained that vulnerable tenants were being pushed into accepting ‘sub-standard’ properties. A raft of alterations have been made to Berneslai Homes’ ‘void standard’ in recent months – a document which sets out the minimum lettable standard that all of its housing stock has to meet before a tenant moves in – after it came under fire at a councillors’ scrutiny meeting at Barnsley Town Hall. Members of the panel claimed they had witnessed ‘shocking’ cases – including below-par repair work, mould and damp – which prompted councillors to urge a re-think of the measures in place. A host of changes including a new ‘decoration standard’, an increase of independent, pre-let inspections and the creation of a photo database to help keep tabs on any issues were approved by ruling cabinet members as a result of councillors’ concerns. They relayed tenants’ fears over being ‘pushed back in the

housing waiting list’ if they opted against accepting a home. Wates Living Space will now be responsible for delivering repairs, maintenance, gas servicing and electrical works across homes in Barnsley, in addition to works to refurbish void properties in the borough. The previous provider, Kier, had held the contract for ten years but a decision was taken to end the agreement in the latest shake-up to Barnsley’s council housing stock since the scrutiny meeting took place late last year. Coun Robert Frost, cabinet support member for regeneration and culture, said: “We’d like to thank Kier for their work and dedication over the last ten years. Going forward, we’re excited to work with Wates Living Space and see what benefits they can bring to Barnsley. “I’d like to remind residents that there will be very minimal change and disruption in the service they receive. “The repairs residents receive will be of the same quality and standard as before.” Tenant Robert Sixsmith, of Cover Drive, Darfield, said he was waiting more than two months for damp to be recti-

fied and worries that others will be left in a similar situation as a result of the contract’s changes. “I had damp in my lounge and I learned that Kier’s contract hadn’t been renewed and that there is nobody doing repairs until the new one is sorted out,” he added. “The lack of communication to residents is really annoying because I only learned this through friends and wasn’t told it directly from Berneslai Homes. “At the end of the day if they don’t carry out the repairs it could become a bigger issue and be detrimental to people’s health.” The council said a procurement process was undertaken to select a contractor able to offer both social and financial value, and Wates Living Space will take control on April 1 – just a day after Kier’s contract officially ends. Tenants have been told they can still report issues in the same way by calling or emailing Berneslai Homes, whose bosses said they were looking forward to the partnership delivering an ‘excellent repairs service’. Coun Jeff Ennis, chairman of the scrutiny board, praised

Berneslai Homes for being one of the most successful organisations of its type but said a ‘higher basic level’ of decoration was ultimately required to address concerns. He added: “The board saw photos which were horrendous with mould and damp, and it’s this we need to target. “The committee felt there needed to be a higher basic level of acceptable decoration standard met for all properties and budget made available for this. “Members feel that the council should be setting a good example to private landlords, especially given that providing a decent standard of housing is core to a person’s health and well-being. “With the database of photos, clear evidence will be available as to if and when damage has occurred at a property and will also act as a quick reference for officers should they need to refer to a particular property and when maintenance may be required. “The good work which is taking place by the council and Berneslai Homes in relation to property management as evidenced in corporate performance reports should be shared and celebrated.”

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Spillage leads to park closure A 200-LITRE fuel spillage caused a business park to temporarily close. Emergency services were called to Shortwood Way, Hoyland at 7.47am on Thursday after reports a lorry had leaked what was initially believed to be chemicals. South Yorkshire Fire

and Rescue (SYFR) sent several fire engines, specialist officers and a decontamination vehicle to the site at Shortwood Business Park. But these were stood down when the liquid was discovered to be diesel. A spokesman from SYFR said: “We put a seal on the lorry to

prevent any more spillage. “Crews worked to prevent diesel entering the water course. One fire engine remained on scene while this was carried out.” South Yorkshire Police also assisted at the incident while the spillage was cleared. No-one was injured.

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Get all shook up at tribute show ELVIS Presley produced songs that we still love to sing along to today, 40-odd years after his death. The King of Rock and Roll is regarded as one of the most significant cultural artists of the 20th Century. Chris Connor brings an authentic tribute to Elvis and his performances have won widespread acclaim. He was voted as the greatest Elvis tribute in the world and awarded the title in Memphis, USA. The ‘World Famous Elvis Show’ features the live energetic band ‘The Steels’ and recreates two huge concerts from different Elvis eras. This show respectively and authentically recreates Elvis at his very best. You will simply feel that you have been transported back in time. Chris Connor will be performing at the Leeds O2 Academy on April 5 and WAB have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader. To be in with a chance of winning, just answer this question: What is Elvis Presley’s middle name? Send your answer along with your name and contact number to or send in your entry to WAB Elvis, 47 Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AS. The closing date is March 27. Good luck!

Rolling into town to stir memories LEGENDARY pop singer Les McKeown and his Bay City Rollers are heading to the Birdwell Venue later this year. In what promises to be a unique journey back to the 1970s, the Scot is performing in Barnsley on July 3. After Les joined the Rollers in November 1973, the Scottish band shot to superstardom with their first single ‘Remember’ peaking at number six in the UK chart. ‘Bye Bye Baby’ and ‘Give A Little Love’ both went straight to the number one spot in 1975, leading to sell-out crowds across the globe. For more information or to get tickets, call the Birdwell Venue on 01226 742377.

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Two days, four plays at Civic NEW writing and performances by experimental artists will be on show at The Civic in April. New Work Weekend aims to show new plays to the Barnsley community and is now in its sixth year. It will take place on Friday, April 3 and Saturday 4, with two plays performed on each evening. The event aims to spark conversation and encourage the audience to chat to each other. On Friday 3, the first performance will be A Girl in a School Uniform (Walks into a Bar), a dystopian thriller which explores the relationships between women. The play is set in the future, where there are black-outs in which people start going missing. Characters Steph and Bell, a schoolgirl and a barmaid, are tasked with finding their missing friend, until the world

outside starts infecting the theatre that stands around them. Also on Friday 3 is Undermined, a play starring one man, one chair and one pint. It tells the tale of the men and women who stood up and fought for what they believed in and is based on true stories from the 1984 miners’ strike. Undermined aims to evoke a year where friendships were strengthened and communities came together in the face of adversity. On Saturday 4 is W*nk Buddies. The play aims to open up conversations around identity, class, sexuality and masculinity. Set during a house party at university, it looks at a moment in which two different sexualities come together in conversation for the first time as they look at their manhood and the world outside the duvet. Also on Saturday 4

is Lionman, a performance focusing around Leonard, a writer struggling with work, romance, anxiety, masculinity and his own irrepressible imagination. The question that arises is – will he find his voice in a finished script or will the line between reality and fantasy become too blurred? This is a darkly comic story which uses puppetry and multimedia. For more information on New Work Weekend or to buy tickets, call the Box Office on 327 000.

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Plenty of ways to remember the mums we have lost MOTHER’S Day can be a bittersweet time of year if your mum has died. It’s easy to focus on the fact that your mum is no longer a phone call away or round the corner. When Mother’s Day arrives even if she is not there to mark the occasion with you, there are things you can do to honour your mum’s memory. If she had a favourite place to eat or meal that she liked to cook, why not go and dine at the restaurant or cook her favourite meal and raise a toast to happier

times when you were together. There may be several places you remember visiting with your mum and you may have a favourite place or there may be a place that your mum loved to visit. On Mother’s Day if her favourite place is close by, why not go and visit that place. It may help you feel close to your mum and bring you comfort being in a place that you know she loved. You can also gather the family together and if you have any home videos, spend time

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Let someone else do the cooking on Mother’s Day ALTHOUGH Mother’s Day is a day when mothers are supposed to take the day ‘off’, if you have young children this can be tricky and keeping them entertained is another topic entirely. There are several ways you can keep your young ones entertained or activities that you can do with them to make them smile, and you can feel special all the same. A family dinner is great way to spend time together as a family and cooking is an activity that everyone can get involved in.

The children can help with the preparation and set the table and if you have the extended family over you can allocate tasks to everyone to give them a sense of importance. Play some board games after you’ve eaten and enjoy a relaxed family version of Mother’s Day. Another activity you can do on Mother’s Day if you love the outdoors is to go on a family walk. Mum can enjoy the views and take in their surroundings while the children can entertain them-

selves. Make the walk fun by playing I-Spy or going on a ‘bug trail’. Take a picnic with you so when you’re ready for a sit down, lunch will already be served. For a fun activity, why not bake with your children. They can decorate cakes to present to you and it doubles up as a sweet treat for you to enjoy. If none of those options take your fancy, why not let dad take the kids out, so you can enjoy a morning or afternoon of peace and quiet, away from the kids...

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Alternatively, here are a few ideas to consider CHOCOLATES, flowers and a card followed by a meal in or out is considered one of the nicest ways to show your appreciation to your mum on Mother’s Day. Some may even treat their mother to breakfast in bed. If you’re wanting to really show your appreciation to your mum, why not whisk them off to do something that will leave a smile on their face. Here is a list of alternative activities you can do with your mum... n Gin or cocktail class – These classes are relaxed and a great way to mix a (responsible) drinking session with learning a new party trick or two for when your mum has her own dinner guests to entertain. Some master classes even allow you to make

your own bottle of your favourite mix to take home which will is great additional treat. n Jewellery making class – Create a timeless piece with your mum at a jewellery making class. This is a great activity if your mum loves all things sentimental, as the piece of jewellery that you create together will serve as a lasting piece. n Spa break – This option doesn’t need much explaining. If a day of relaxation is calling your mum’s name, book her in to enjoy a spa day. If you really want to push the boat out and show your appreciation, why not book your mum an overnight stay so she can enjoy the peace and quiet, or if you’d rather she’s home for dinner, there are several spas that offer

afternoon tea, so your mum can have a bite to eat while she relaxes by the pool. n Flower arranging course – If your mum loves to receive flowers, a flower arranging course is an alternative way to send a special bunch, which will have been hand-crafted by your mum and is a great way to spend an afternoon. n Photoshoot – Let your mum be the centre of attention and feel glamourous by booking her a photoshoot. Being a parent can be tiring at times and your mum may have days where she’s too busy to style her hair. A photoshoot is the perfect gift to help your mum feel like herself and she’ll be able to choose her favourite shots to hang up around the house or post on Facebook.

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Astrea Academy Trust is committed to high quality professional development and career opportunities for all staff, we are passionate about cultivating our own talented workforce. At Astrea we believe that we can provide an opportunity to join a dynamic team enabling a bespoke career development programme to be created for you in a supportive environment. If you are as excited by any of these opportunities as we are, we want to hear from you. The closing date for applications will be 12 noon on Friday 27th March 2020 with interviews to be held as soon as possible after shortlisting on this date. Therefore, please complete and return your application as soon as possible.





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We welcome all applicants who meet the criteria in the accompanying recruitment pack to apply for this exciting role. Application packs can be downloaded from the Netherwood Academy website https://astreanetherwood. org/ or the Astrea Academy Trust website . Applications should be returned by the closing date to Miss J Crossland, Assistant Business Manager, Netherwood, Dove Valley Way, Wombwell, Barnsley, S73 8FE or emailed to We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks.





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Our standard terms and conditions of Advertising and Payment are set out below and are applicable to all advertising booked in any of the Company’s newspapers, other publications and internet sites or with regard to any other business transacted. General In these terms and conditions (i) the ‘Company’ means The Barnsley Chronicle Limited of 47 Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AS; and (ii) the ‘Advertiser’ means any person or company placing with the Company an order for the publication of an advertisement in any of the Company’s newspapers, other publications or internet sites, or any person or company placing with the Company an order for the distribution or insertion of leaflets or other publications or materials with any of the Company’s newspapers or other publications. Acceptance of Conditions In placing an order for the publication of an advertisement, the Advertiser accepts these terms and conditions. No term or condition that conflicts with them is binding on the Company or the Advertiser unless it is in writing and signed by or on behalf of both parties by an authorised signatory. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. If any provision in these terms and conditions is held to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part the remainder of them shall continue to apply. The Company reserves the right at any time to change in whole or in part these terms and conditions. CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE OF ADVERTISEMENTS 1 Advertiser’s Warranty and Indemnity (i) The Advertiser warrants: (a) that the advertisement is legal, decent, honest and truthful and that it complies with the British Codes of Advertising and Sales Promotion, with any relevant codes of practice and with all requirements of current legislation; (b) that nothing in the advertisement is defamatory or constitutes a malicious falsehood; (c) that the publication of the advertisement will not infringe copyright or any other rights vested in a third party; and (d) that the Advertiser has secured all necessary authorities and consents in respect of the use in the advertisement of any pictorial representations or other representations of (or purporting to be of) living persons and of references to any words attributed to living persons. (ii) The Advertiser will indemnify the Company in respect of all costs, damages or other charges arising as a result of the publication of their advertisement or incurred in connection with any actions or claims brought against the Company arising from a breach by the Advertiser of the warranties in this paragraph 1 or otherwise from the publication of the advertisement. 2 Refusing or Amending Advertisements (i) The Company reserves the right to refuse to publish any advertisement whether or not the advertisement has been accepted or previously published. (ii) The Company may require any alteration it considers necessary or desirable in an advertisement as a prior condition of its publication, whether or not such advertisement has been accepted or previously published. (iii) The Company will permit only standard abbreviations and no hyperlinks or metatags may be included in any advertisements save with the prior consent of the Company. 3 Placement of Adverts (i) Whilst the Company will endeavour to comply with reasonable requests from Advertisers, the Company does not guarantee the publication of any advertisement or its publication on any particular date or in any particular position. (ii) The Company has at its absolute discretion the right to decide the classification, if relevant, for any advertisement. 4 Cancellation (i) The Company may cancel the Advertiser’s order at any time and shall give notice of the cancellation before the next due date of publication of the advertisement if practicable. (ii) In no event can orders be cancelled once the Company has commenced to carry out the order in accordance with the first publication date requested by the Advertiser. In other cases notice of cancellation must be received by the Company prior to the relevant current deadline. (iii) All cancellations must be notified in writing by post or fax. E-mail notice of cancellation is not acceptable. 5 Copyright (i) Copyright of all artwork, copy or other material created, reworked or contributed to by the Company shall vest in the Company. (ii) The Advertiser authorises the Company to record, reproduce, publish, distribute and broadcast (or to permit the same) all advertisements (including but not limited to text, artwork and photographs) and to include and make them available in any information service, electronic or otherwise. 6 Advertiser’s Property All artwork, photographs, leaflets, film or other property delivered by the Advertiser to the Company is held by the Company at the Advertiser’s risk and the Advertiser should insure all such property against loss or damage from whatsoever cause. The Company reserves the right to destroy without notice all such material after the date of its last use in connection with the publication of an advertisement, unless the Advertiser has given written instructions to the contrary. 7 Box Numbers (i) The Company will endeavour to forward all replies to a box number, to the Advertiser, as soon as possible after receipt, but the Company accepts no liability in respect of any loss or damage alleged to have arisen through delay in forwarding or omitting to forward such replies, howsoever caused. Box addresses must not be used for sending goods or materials of any value. The Advertiser authorises the Company to examine material passing through boxes and hereby authorises the Company to return to its originator or destroy any communication, which, in the opinion of the Company, should not be delivered to the Advertiser. (ii) Advertisements from dealers are not accepted under a box number, nor may a box number be used for the distribution of trade canvassing material. 8 Disclosing Information (i) All advertisements must be accompanied by the Advertiser’s full name and address and the Company may require evidence of authenticity of any advertisement. All trade advertisements must contain a trading name. (ii) The Company reserves the right to refuse an advertisement containing only a mobile telephone number unless the Advertiser discloses to them a BT land line number (or similar). (iii) The Company reserves the right to disclose the name and address of Advertisers if required by law or any regulatory or government authority or to other third parties where the Company, in its sole discretion, deems it reasonable. 9 Limitation of Company’s Liability (i) The Advertiser shall check the advertisement and notify the Company immediately in writing of any errors. The Company assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for the repetition of errors in a series of advertisements unless it has received reasonable

written notice from the Advertiser. (ii) In the event of any error, misprint or omission in the printing of an advertisement or part of an advertisement (however caused) the Company will either re-insert the advertisement or relevant part thereof, or make a reasonable refund or adjustment to the cost. No re-insertion, refund or adjustment will be made where the error, misprint or omission does not materially detract from the advertisement. (iii) In no circumstances shall the Company’s total liability (including consequential liability) in respect of any error, misprint or omission exceed either the amount of a full refund of any price paid to the Company for the advertisement in connection with which liability arose, or the cost of a further or corrective advertisement of a type and standard reasonably comparable to that in connection with which liability arose. (iv) Save as set out in this paragraph 9, the Company accepts no liability in respect of any loss or damage occasioned directly or indirectly as a result of the publication of any advertisement or any loss or damage occasioned directly or indirectly by any total or partial failure (however caused) of the publication of any advertisement in any of the Company’s newspapers, other publications or internet sites in which the advertisement is scheduled to appear. 10 Assignment (i) The Company shall be entitled to assign its contract with the Advertiser or any of its rights or benefits thereunder. (ii) The Advertiser may not assign, transfer, sub contract, charge or in any other way deal with any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement without the Company’s prior written consent. 11 Data Protection Act (i) The Company will hold information it obtains in its dealings with customers to administer the Advertiser’s account, for statistical purposes, for debt collection and for fraud and crime prevention. If the Advertiser does not wish its information to be used for marketing purposes, it should inform the Company in writing. (ii) Telephone calls to the Company may be monitored or recorded for staff training purposes. 12 Advertising Agencies (i) An advertising agency, whether recognised or not, submitting an advertisement shall conform to the conditions laid down by the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising regarding observance of the provisions of the British Code of Advertising Practice and to the Standard Conditions for transactions of business between newspapers and advertising agencies as agreed between the Newspaper Society and the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising. (ii) The terms of the Recognition Agreement between the Newspaper Society or between the Newspaper Society and the Newspaper Proprietors Association and recognised advertising agencies are deemed to be incorporated in these conditions of acceptance for the publication and transmission of all advertisements accepted from a recognised agency. Without prejudice to the foregoing, these conditions of acceptance specifically extend to any personal guarantee given by the directors of or any other person on behalf of a recognised agency in respect of any unsatisfied liabilities of the agency in the event of the agency’s liquidation or insolvency. Such guarantee is part of these conditions of acceptance. 13 Leaflets For the purpose of these terms and conditions, any leaflet or other publication or material distributed with any of the Company’s newspapers or magazines is deemed to be an ‘advertisement’, and references to the publication of such advertisements is deemed to be the distribution or insertion of such leaflet or other publication or material. PAYMENT TERMS FOR ADVERTISERS Orders for the insertion of advertisements are accepted subject to the following payment terms: 1 Rates (i) The Company reserves the right at any time to change the scale of advertising rates and to apply such rates to advertisements (series or otherwise) accepted and not wholly executed at the time of any such change. (ii) It is the responsibility of the Advertiser to bring to the Company’s attention at the time of booking any discount, allowance or exemption from Value Added Tax to which entitlement is claimed. (iii) All gross advertising rates (except classified lineage and semi display) are subject to the Advertising Standards Board of Finance levy from time to time (currently 0.1%) payable by the Advertiser to help finance the self-regulatory system. (iv) All rates and prices quoted by the Company are exclusive of Value Added Tax. 2 Advertising Agencies (i) Commission will only be granted to agencies formally recognised by the Newspaper Society or the Company at the time of placing the order. The rate of commission payable will be determined by the Company and may be carried or withdrawn at the Company’s discretion at any time, subject to giving the advertising agency seven days written notice thereof. (ii) All advertising agencies claiming commission must quote order numbers for every booking made. 3 Time of Payment (i) Unless credit terms have been agreed, pre-payment for any advertisement must be made in full no later than the relevant deadline. (ii) In the event that credit terms are approved, payment shall be made for each advertisement no later than thirty days from the date of the invoice for such advertisement. Should the Advertiser be in breach of these terms, or of any contract with the Company, then the full amount in respect of all advertising published and all other amounts accruing from the Advertiser shall become due and payable. (iii) The Company reserves the right to withdraw credit facilities from any Advertiser at the Company’s discretion. (iv) Payments by post must be by cheque or postal order made payable to the Company and crossed. All payments must be accompanied by the relevant invoice, statement or remittance advice issued by the Company. (v) Any query in respect of an invoice must be brought to the attention of the Company within seven days of its issue. The existence of a query on any individual item on an account shall not affect the due date of payment of any balance of such account. 4 Late Payments (i) The Company shall be entitled to charge interest on all sums due at a rate of 5% above the base rate for the time being of Barclays Bank plc until payment is received, after as well as before any judgment is obtained, together with compensation for late payment under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 and regulations made thereunder. (ii) The Company shall be entitled to add to any sums due any reasonable costs and expenses (including administrative costs) incurred by the Company in obtaining payment thereof on an indemnity basis. (iii) The Company shall be entitled to charge the Advertiser £15.00 in respect of any cheque tendered which is not met upon presentation (and to vary this charge at any time without notice). (iv) The Company reserves the right to exercise a lien over any documents or other property of the Advertiser in its possession if the Company’s charges are not paid in accordance with these terms and the Company’s rate card from time to time.







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