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Scheme could bridge the gap A CAMPAIGN will be launched calling for a new pedestrian bridge which would link three public green spaces following the installation of a new ringroad on the site of Penny Pie Park in Barnsley. That park sits close to Pogmoor ‘rec’ and Sugden’s recreation ground but access between the three is cut by a single track railway line. Now Dodworth Coun Neil Wright is hoping to secure the backing of Barnsley Council for a campaign to get a pedestrian bridge installed by Network Rail. Although most of Penny Pie Park, off the Dodworth Road crossroads between the M1 and Barnsley town centre, will remain intact after the one-way road scheme is installed, much will become an island surrounded by the new carriageway. To counterbalance that, Coun Wright believes linking the three sites would provide a fresh set of choices for those who currently use the area for dog walking, exercise or as a meeting point. He will raise the issue a meeting of Barnsley Council later this month, with the hope of securing backing from the authority, which he believes would add weight to a request for Network Rail to step in and help with the project. Coun Wright was opposed to the ring road when it was first proposed and insists that opposition has not changed, but now the decision has been made

to move forwards with the scheme he wants to ensure potential opportunities to make the most of the situation are not lost. “I have never supported the scheme, but what we can’t do now is take our eye off the ball, or we could end up missing the bus,” he said. “We should be saying, if you are going to do it then bring it on but do it on our terms and at least try to make something good out of something bad.” At this stage no approaches have been made to Network Rail and Coun Wright wants to gauge the response from Barnsley Council to his proposals before starting to address the issue of funding the project. Proposals for the ring road passed their last legal hurdle earlier this month when Barnsley Council’s ruling cabinet agreed to swap land over to highways use at Penny Pie Park, though the Save Penny Pie Park action group have said they will take legal advice which may result in that decision being taken to Judicial Review. Barnsley Council has always insisted the changes are needed to tackle traffic congestion, which has grown substantially this century and is projected to reach the point where Barnsley bound vehicles could be left backing up onto the M1 in future if no changes are made. n Provided by the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

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Teens charged over firearms TWO TEENAGERS have been charged with numerous offences following a firearms incident in Barnsley. Last Sunday at 3am, police officers attended a property in Cooper Road, Kexborough, after it is believed a window was broken by a gun shot. A 17-year-old boy has been charged with possession of a firearm with no firearms certificate in place, possession of ammunition and threats to kill. Jacob Robinson, 19, of Bridge Street, Barnsley, has been charged with possession of a firearm with no firearms certificate in place, possession of ammunition and possession of cannabis. Both suspects appeared before Barnsley Magistrates’ Court on Thursday and have been remanded in custody to appear before Sheffield Crown Court on Thursday, August 15.

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ROLL ON: Top riders from around the country were in Barnsley last Friday night for

more town centre racing. See a round-up with pictures on page eight.

A DELIBERATELY started car fire saw firefighters called to a wooded area of Grimethorpe in the early hours of Sunday. The fire on Woodland Terrace occurred at 3.55am, with the crew from Cudworth on the scene for 20 minutes.


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A charity car wash at XPO Logistics raised money and awareness for local youth club, Grimethorpe Activity Zone. A group of colleagues volunteered to lend a hand and washed over 50 cars in the staff car park. With a suggested donation of £5 they managed to raise a fantastic total of £315.

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Callum is going ghost busting... WHEN there’s something strange going on in your supposedly haunted antiques shop, there’s only one person to call – a real-life Ghostbuster.

Barnsley Antiques Centre has been the site of various ghostly goings-on since its opening five years ago, with CCTV footage of supposed poltergeist activity being shared around the world. The shop has become a point of interest for the UK’s paranormal investigation scene – but investigations have never turned up any concrete evidence. Enter Ghostbuster Callum Walker, who turned up with proton pack, gun and PKE meter in hand, ready to bust some ghosts. But he wasn’t carrying out an investigation – Callum was in fact paying tribute to his favourite film, Ghostbusters, on its 35th anniversary. He has marked the occasion by producing a short film that also nods to the Doncaster Road shop’s paranormal history. “I just thought I’d do a little tribute for the anniver-

sary,” said Callum, 26. “It’s just for fun and a love for the franchise. “Me and my girlfriend added the special effects afterwards. I didn’t think it would get as many views and shares as it has. “I know over the years they’ve tended to have some spooky happenings going on there.” In the video, which has been viewed more than 2,400 times, Callum gets ‘slimed’ by the film’s anti-hero, the green ghost Slimer, in the corridors of the antiques centre – before chasing the spectre outside and capturing it. While the film was shot and edited within a day, Callum spent around six months designing his gear, which features various moving parts, lights and an MP3 player connecting the gun to a speaker in the pack. He is a member of the White Rose Ghostbusters – a Yorkshire-wide, 1,300-strong community of Ghostbusters fanatics who regularly travel to conventions and charity events. “There are thousands

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of Ghostbusters divisions all over the world,” said Callum, of Worsbrough Common. “People always need a bit of that movie magic.” Daniel Parker, co-owner of the shop, said he was surprised at the film considering Callum had produced it in just a day. “Cal is one of our customers, always buying things he collects,” he said. “He turned up in the full Ghostbuster kit and at the time, there was another paranormal team in the shop doing an investigation which was interesting. “I used to be a total non-believer, but we’ve been here five years and the amount of things I’ve seen and heard and caught on CCTV I’m now half-andhalf. I’d like to think there’s something else out there.” Callum hopes to build the video clip into a full short film, possibly developing it into a cover of the film’s iconic theme tune to raise money for charity. n Watch the video by following the link on our website –

Council is ‘high performing’ according to government report A REPORT into Barnsley Council’s work carried out by the Local Government Association has praised the ‘high-performing’ authority’s work.

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A GROUP of ladies have added a splash of colour to their village by decorating the train station platform and their local woods. The women, from the group Sharing Skills, meets at Silkstone Common Methodist Church from 2pm to 4pm every Tuesday, with the exception of August when the ladies take time off to plan and prepare for ‘poppy’ and Christmas themed projects. New members are always welcome for a cuppa, piece of cake and a chat.

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A team of officers from the LGA spent four days in the town in February and looked at areas including the council’s leadership, financial planning and its capacity to deliver its objectives. Additionally, the council asked for two other parts of its plan to be assessed – future ambitions and its approach to delivering special education needs and disability (SEND) services. The report said: “Barnsley Council is a high-performing council with clear and tangible ambitions for its residents, communities and stakeholders. “It is well-led, both politically and managerially, and its leaders are widely respected for the improvement they have brought to the organisation and its services through their working partnership over the last seven years. “There is a clear pride in working for Barnsley, both as an organisation and in serving communities and the town. Staff feel valued and enjoy working for the council, and also feel invested in. “The council is clearly delivering against its ambitions. The Building Schools for the Future programme transformed school buildings across the borough and this has had a positive impact on educational achievement for children in Barnsley

where performance on some measures has begun to exceed national averages. “The regeneration of the town centre, including shopping and public realm improvements at a cost of £180m, is being underpinned by council funding, achieved through years of forward-thinking and careful financial management, and a positive attitude towards risk. “At the same time, it has not neglected its neighbourhoods, having established an effective programme aimed at improving both the physical and social environment of the areas outside the town centre through devolved service delivery and smaller scale investment in its smaller towns through its ‘Principal Towns’ initiative. This has been achieved in the face of a degree of austerity which is greater than that which many other councils have had to confront.” Council leader Sir Steve Houghton told the Chronicle the report was a ‘tremendous achievement’ amid hard-hitting budget cuts. “It’s an accolade for the whole borough,” he added. “We’ve been hit harder than every other local authority so the fact that we’re one of the best-performing financially is particularly gratifying. “Barnsley’s six area councils have also played a key role in our success as they have their own budgets and where that money is spent is very much geared from local opinion.”

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Going underground to solve fuel poverty RADICAL plans to use Barnsley’s flooded mines to extract valuable heating energy to help solve tackle the fuel poverty crisis affecting thousands of homes across the borough have been unveiled. Although still in its early stages, council bosses behind the ‘exciting’ project discussed the potential to use geothermal heat pumps at an overview and scrutiny meeting held at Barnsley Town Hall on Tuesday. Engineers behind the ambitious proposals told the Chronicle that they believe it is possible to capture residual heat from the water – which is hundreds of feet underground – and have started an 18-month viability scheme. The heat pumps, they say, can be used to harness energy locked in the water for heating and cooling buildings. David Malsom, group leader for housing and energy, said: “It’s an exciting project as Barnsley has many abandoned workings that are flooded with water – we believe it’s got legs and this could be fantastic for the borough as it builds on its mining legacy. “We believe it could be an answer to fuel poverty and it will also create skilled jobs.” Flooded mine voids can store significant volumes of groundwater, reaching depths of hundreds of metres. The plan is being assessed as a potential solution to Barnsley Council’s

strategy to reduce fuel poverty in the town, where 9,700 homes are deemed to be at risk of causing health conditions due to excess cold, damp and mould. Former mines are located across the borough including at Stairfoot, Worsbrough Bridge, Darfield, Brierley, Mapplewell, Little Houghton, Dodworth, Elsecar, Grimethorpe, Haigh, Royston, Barugh, Hoyland and Darton. Coal mining was the borough’s main industry, playing a key role in the country’s economy as well as in the communities in the towns and villages surrounding the mines. When the mines were in operation underground passages had to be kept dry by pumping water out. When mines closed, the pumping stopped, with most abandoned workings now deemed to be full. “Basically we’re sat above large reservoirs of a potential resource,” said David. “That water is naturally warm, at about 15C to 20C, and it naturally seeps in so in effect it will top itself up if you take it out. “It has the potential to be either a low carbon or even a zero carbon scheme but a lot of work has to be done to ascertain where the resources are and where the need for energy is. “We think there’s a lot of potential – heating up to 300 homes is possible from one

mine and the re-using aspect of an important part of Barnsley’s history is something which will resonate with many people.” Engineers updated councillors on Barnsley Council’s strategy to increase energy efficiency and reduce pollution at Tuesday’s meeting, which is aiming for a zero carbon borough by 2040 – ten years sooner than the government is aiming for nationally. According to a report, emissions are on a downward spiral, with almost 50,000 tonnes of CO2 being emitted in 2012/13 and under 30,000 in 2017/18, but fuel poverty remains a top priority. It said: “It is estimated that 10.7 per cent of households in Barnsley were fuel poor in 2017. However, the incidence and causes of fuel poverty varies across the borough. “Cold homes are a significant cause of demand on NHS services. There is a proven link between cold weather and an increase in numbers of NHS referrals for heart attacks and strokes. “People who are discharged from hospital into a cold home are three times more likely to be re-admitted back to hospital and many residents also suffer from mental health issues and feelings of isolation. “It has been estimated that every £1 spent on domestic energy efficiency measures saves the NHS £40.”

College student Tiegan is the best of the best STUDENTS from across Barnsley College and Barnsley Sixth Form College were acknowledged for their outstanding achievements at the annual Student Awards. The awards ceremony saw 11 awards presented, including the achievement award, apprentice of the year award, enterprise award and the Jeff Townend memorial award. On the night the Principal’s Award was presented to one student selected from those who won an award during the evening and this year’s award

winner was 18-year-old Tiegan Scholey (above). Tiegan, who is a level 3 animal management student, was also the winner of the student of the year award and impressed judges with her caring personality, dedication and enthusiasm. Guests enjoyed live music from the Barnsley Sixth Form College musical theatre society; Odd Socks, a duo made up of two music students; and Enis Bakolli, a solo singer studying BA (Hons) popular music at Barnsley College.

Barnsley College principal and chief executive Yiannis Koursis, said: “The awards evening was a fantastic way to celebrate the amazing achievements of our students over the past year. This has been a truly exceptional year for Barnsley College and Barnsley Sixth Form College and the awards evening is a culmination of everything that has been achieved. “It provides a fitting tribute to those students who go above and beyond in their studies and in college life.”

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Ellie is showing she has got the power AN ASPIRING personal trainer who overcame her battle with an eating disorder and poor mental health is now aiming to help others. Ellie Simon, of Worsbrough, said she has been interested in fitness for many years, but decided she wanted to educate herself after struggling with personal problems and a borderline eating disorder. The 22-year-old started on her route to become a personal trainer last year and has been writing a blog about her fitness journey to help others. Ellie said since she has shared her story, she has had lots of feedback from people saying they have been ‘inspired’ to start exercising themselves. “The main reason that got me into my fitness journey to becoming a personal trainer was mainly to educate myself as my poor mentality towards nutrition made me a different person,” said Ellie. “It made me snappy towards the people closest to me and caused me to feel dizzy in the gym – that dizzy that I would be squatting with a barbell and wouldn’t be able to get back up and fell. “My confidence was at rock bottom.” As well as struggling with

her confidence, Ellie also battled with an eating disorder last year and had problems with her mental health. However, now she said she’s in a better place and is even offering fitness plans to help others. “My battles with mental health have gone from one extreme to the other,” said Ellie. “From only eating one meal a day, feeling starving and burning every calorie off – looking back now this was a borderline eating disorder – to then going through something in my personal life that led me to no longer go to the gym. I would eat out constantly and go out drinking every weekend because it was the only way I felt happy. “Months down the line this resulted in me putting weight on. My hair, personality, skin and body all changed. I wasn’t me anymore. I was so stressed and unhappy with the way I looked and felt. “I just couldn’t seem to get out of the mental state I was in. Whatever I did I always felt like I couldn’t get out of this constant battle with my mind and I always felt unhappy.” Ellie said applying to become a personal trainer has ‘changed her life’ and has helped her overcome

her eating disorder and helped her mental health. She said she now feels comfortable in her own skin and has gone from having panic attacks when she was alone to enjoying time by herself. “I’ve changed physically as I look a lot more healthy,” she said. “However, my biggest change has been mentally. I am now in a place where I’m happy which has resulted in me feeling myself again – I’m no longer snappy to the people closest to me and I’m no longer in a bad place.” Ellie said the feedback she has received from discussing her journey online via her website ellieelitefitness. com has kept her motivated on her journey and she wants to inspire others. Her website is also part of her business Ellie Elite Fitness, where she sells nutrition and training plans cheaply. “Becoming a personal trainer is the best decision I’ve ever made,” she said. “Not only has it taught me a lot but it’s given me the opportunity to become more ambitious and finally put myself first. I’ve had the opportunity to not only make myself feel better, but to improve other people’s lives too. I love what I do and I love that I’m inspiring others too.”

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‘Vandals are costing us thousands’ A FED-UP councillor has urged youngsters to stop wreaking havoc in children’s play areas after an estimated £7,000 of damage. Coun Charlie Wraith, who represents the Cudworth ward, has made a plea for parents to take responsibility for their children’s alleged behaviour which has resulted in teenage gangs being blamed for criminal damage. A play area on Royston Road, Cudworth, was the latest to suffer an attack and Coun Wraith told the Chronicle that budgets – which are already squeezed – won’t allow for continued repair work. “The amount of damage we’ve seen in the last year has been terrible and we really are in danger of losing our kids’ play areas,” he added. “There’s more than £5,000 of work to be done in Cudworth Park to repair damage and we estimate Royston Road’s flooring, which was ripped up, will cost another £1,600.” The council said damaged equipment has to be removed if it’s deemed unsafe and although it has repaired or replaced items such as soft flooring and swings,

a lack of funds to continue doing so could mean that might not always be possible at the 143 play areas it’s responsible for. Grimethorpe alone has had £28,000 spent on its two play areas to replace fire-damaged equipment due to arson attacks in the last two years, accounting for a quarter of the Barnsleywide annual total which tops £100,000. “We’ve been here many times before where we’re pleading with those responsible to stop their mindless damage, but we’re being pushed to breaking point in a financial sense,” Coun Wraith added. “We are in real danger of not carrying out further repairs and we may have to remove all equipment from our parks.” A council spokesman asked residents who may have witnessed criminal damage while they’re using Barnsley’s parks to report it. “If anyone knows any information about people who are responsible for causing damage, we urge them to contact us,” they added. “Email or complete the online form on our website.”

Academy Trust pulls off dramatic improvement A TRUST which operates four Barnsley primary schools is celebrating a dramatic improvement in its key stage 2 results. Astrea Academy Trust, which runs Carrfield Primary Academy, Gooseacre Primary, The Hill Primary Academy and Highgate Primary Academy, has seen its overall performance increase by almost double since 2016, with 57 per cent of year six pupils attaining the national standard or higher in the most recent round of results, compared to 29 per cent three years ago. Highgate saw the most impressive achievement, with 87 per cent of children achieving the standard in reading, writing and maths. Libby Nicholas, chief executive of Astrea Academy Trust, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and I am incredibly proud of all of our schools in Barnsley. “Our commitment at Astrea is that every one of our academies

will provide an education that inspires beyond measure. “The fact that we have seen a 28 per cent point increase over the last three years, shows that our vision is fast becoming a reality in our schools. “Together with the fact that all of our Ofsted inspections have shown an improvement in schools that were previously struggling, these results show just what a fantastic year 2018/19 has been for Astrea huge congratulations to our wonderful staff and amazing pupils for their hard work.” Hannah Baker, headteacher of Highgate, said: “We are so proud of our children for the fabulous results they have achieved and for the brilliant, caring and kind young people they have become. “With 87 per cent achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths combined – 22 per cent above the national average – their resilience and deter-

mination have shone through and they should be so proud of themselves. Kay Godfrey, headteacher of Gooseacre, said: “We are extremely proud of all our year six pupils and their fantastic key stage 2 results, these outcomes are a result of the hard work, commitment and dedication to succeed from each of our pupils, staff and whole school community. “The pupils demonstrated resilience, determination, perseverance and fantastic self-discipline. “These are all important life skills that will carry them a long way in life. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the whole teaching team at Gooseacre Primary for all of their hard work, dedication, passion and belief in the children. “Congratulations year 6 and well done.”

A BARNSLEY village is set to represent Yorkshire in a prestigious national gardening competition. A committed team of volunteers have been working hard to make sure the verges and flowerbeds of Green Moor look their most vibrant. And their efforts have been

noticed with a nomination in the small village category of this year’s Britain in Bloom competition, run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). Team Green Moor will be buoyed by their success in last year’s Yorkshire in Bloom, where they scooped a number of awards including

Best Overall Village. On Tuesday July 30 the team will welcome judges from the RHS, who will be presented with a portfolio by the team and engage in a question-and-answer session before going away to make their decision. Above: Claire Derrick. PD087522

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More spaces created as part of revamp A SCHEME to increase the number of car parking spaces as a direct result of the town centre’s ongoing regeneration is set to be approved by Barnsley Council’s ruling cabinet members next week. The Glass Works complex, the newly-opened Library @ the Lightbox and forthcoming plans for a so-called ‘digital campus’ on County Way and the Eastern Gateway scheme between Schwabisch Gmund Way, Harborough Hill Road and Mottram Street will result in more spaces being required, according to a report. Latest footfall figures for the town centre are at 6.7m per year, with an average of about 560,000 visitors per month, according to the council. The digital campus plan, which involves building on the Courthouse’s 838-space

car park, has led bosses to look at increasing car parking elsewhere, with plans for a multi-storey in place at the Eastern Gateway site. A report, which is due to be discussed at the cabinet meeting on Wednesday, said: “Parking is key to Barnsley achieving its potential and it must be adaptable, innovative, customer-focused, able to meet growing demand and change expectations without compromising our long-term environmental and wider transport aspirations. “The Glass Works is forecast to increase demand for parking by more than 480 spaces and footfall by 11 per cent, or about 100,000 more visitors per month. “Barnsley is well-placed to connect people and businesses to new and existing market places via capitalising on its location. “Development of the digital

campus on County Way will facilitate the creation of a new multi-storey car park and ensure capacity meets peak demand. “Provisional data shows a 2018 population of 245,200 with 111,400 households. A total of 136,379 vehicles are registered in the borough, of which only 279 were electric. “Projections show that the population will have grown by almost 12,000 upon completion, with 4,600 more households and 13,000 more vehicles.” Cabinet members are expected to approve the town centre’s parking strategy, which runs until 2025, and includes creating more charging points for electric vehicles – boosting the current number of five to 45. David Shepherd, service director for regeneration and culture, told the council’s overview and scrutiny com-

mittee on Tuesday that parking provision was a ‘pressing issue’. “While car parks are important in the town centre’s regeneration, we’re also working alongside Sheffield City Region and Transport for the North for more investment in our railways and bus services. “We realise the importance of shoppers’ accessibility and part of that is car parking, but we want to give them choices and that means giving them more routes in. “In terms of electric vehicles, I accept there are issues which are yet to emerge with regards to their longevity but they’re better than burning petrol or diesel, so charging points will be included. “It’s not the be all and end all, but it’s a step in the right direction.”

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BARNSLEY Council’s new chief executive says she has joined the local authority at the perfect time thanks to its ongoing town centre redevelopment. Sarah Norman, the former chief executive of Dudley Council, took over from the retiring Diana Terris last week and has already set about visiting each of Barnsley’s 21 wards. She paid tribute to her predecessor’s work in the town, having shadowed Ms Terris in the run-up to the changeover.

“It was only natural to be attracted to the brilliant work that’s going on in the town centre – there’s the fantastic market, the newly-opened library and the wider town centre regeneration. “There’s a lot to be excited about but there’s also massive benefits to outof-town centres, the principal towns, which are also receiving improvement works. Over the next few months I’ll be making my way round Barnsley’s wards, taking in one or two a week, getting to know the community groups and staff.”

Kids wowed by masterclass STUDENTS at a Barnsley school were given a table tennis masterclass from a Paralympic gold medalist as part of a campaign to inspire young people. Pupils from Outwood Academy in Carlton met Will Bayley – who won a gold medal in the 2016 Rio Paralympics – and the Paralympian told them about his journey as a professional player. Will was also joined by Billy Shilton who is the world number one for under 23s who joined in the special PE class for BTEC and GCSE students studying sport, which was followed by table tennis games in the canteen for students of all ages. During the exclusive class, Will and Billy talked about technique and gave demonstrations of long and short-range play, followed by a question and answers session that covered health, training, and what it was like to meet The Queen when Will received his MBE. The event forms part of Wates Living Space’s growing presence in Barnsley and comes as the business completes its first year of sponsorship with Will – a partnership based on shared values of performance enhancement and continuous improvement. Will said: “Being able to inspire young people is such a rewarding part of my career and it was a great experience to see the genuine enthusiasm of all the students.” David Morgan, managing director of Wates Living Space, added: “We are always seeking new ways to engage with young people, be it in our industry or further afield and we are very proud to have teamed up with Will and Billy to inspire students in Barnsley. “We are over a year into our sponsorship as Will prepares for Tokyo 2020 and it has fast become a partnership through which we are working together to achieve great things.” Teacher Davina Mellor said: “It was fantastic for our students to meet such inspirational players. Not only do I think it inspired students to play the game but their stories highlighted the strength and resilience required to succeed. Our students will remember that day for many years.”

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Town’s love for cycling rolls on... SCORES of cycling fans braved Friday’s rain to catch a glimpse of the sport’s elite racers in Barnsley town centre. Barnsley Town Centre Races, known as Barnsley Crit, returned for the third year which saw dozens of competitors complete laps around a 1.1km course. The action-packed race programme started with family rides - which was an opportunity for everyone to ride - before junior and support races took place, with the elite women’s and men’s races concluding the event. Rebecca Durrell claimed the win in the women’s race, narrowly pipping Jo Tindley and Gabriella Shaw to the finish line outside the town hall. Matthew Bostock won the

equally tight men’s race, beating Connor Swift and Ali Slater and continuing his fine vein of form. Local favourite Ed Clancy, a three-time Olympic gold medallist, fell foul of the tricky conditions and did not finish the

Pictures: Keith Turner. televised race, which was shown on Eurosport. A Barnsley Council spokesman said: “Thanks must go to all of the volunteers, riders and spectators for making the event an exhilarating evening of racing.” With Barnsley Crit joining higher-profile events to visit the town including the Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire in recent years, it’s hoped the next generation of cyclists will be inspired. Dame Sarah Storey, Britain’s most decorated Paralympian, and now Sheffield City Region’s active travel commissioner, said: “If people are inspired to try cycling after watching or being involved in the Barnsley Crit, then that in turn can lead them to using cycling in their everyday journeys.”

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7 letters Avoidance Translation 8 letters Convert to steam Strong dislike


Justification More prying Penitentiary Small horses









Rosie Sonar Soave Arose Aesop Verona Reason Nosier Prison Ponies Evasion Version Vaporise Aversion Pervasion


7 Believe seaman’s financial status (6,6) 8 Peso, it only holds back what’s unnecessary (6) 9 Woody plant, possibly brush (5)

10 Wind round one flawed hearing (8) 13 Paste is in little time (4)

15 Which person at a stop (4)

16 Plain German boy backing a vehicle inside (8) 17 Support vocally and gladden (5)

19 Model so slim and supple (6) 21 Social events for MPs? (5,7)


1 Sir Walter is hard, and from north of the border (8) 2 Nothing turned up in offshore zone (4)

3 River ahead of one American emperor (8) 4 Notable periods in dossier – astounding! (4)

5 Warehouse worker could be a monster (8) 6 Cry about new pretentious person (4)

11 Party‑goer among drunken set, cross (8)

12 Turning back in role, volunteer’s pining for romance (8) 14 Marine creature in London area moved ashore (8) 17 Cut short rider’s whip (4)

18 Music teacher initially engrossed (4)

20 Legal action over diamonds, perhaps? (4)


ACROSS 7 Financial reliability (6,6) 8 Functionless (6) 9 Any bushy plant (5) 10 Flawed court hearing (8) 13 Japanese soup (4) 15 Stop, Dobbin! (4) 16 Grassy plain (8) 17 Applaud (5) 19 Nimble (6) 21 US student shindigs (5,7)

DOWN 1 Breed of terrier (8) 2 Cipher, nothing (4) 3 Emperor Augustus’ successor (8) 4 Defined periods (4) 5 Depot worker (8) 6 Arrogant person (4) 11 Cross (8) 12 Jilted, unrequited (8) 14 Fish of equine appearance (8) 17 Cut (hair) short (4) 18 Absorbed (4) 20 Be appropriate (4) TODAY’S SOLUTION:

DOWN: 1 Scottish 2 Zero 3 Tiberius 4 Eras 5 Storeman 6 Snob 11 Traverse 12 Lovelorn 14 Seahorse 17 Crop 18 Rapt 20 Suit


ACROSS: 7 Credit rating 8 Otiose 9 Shrub 10 Mistrial 13 Miso 15 Whoa 16 Savannah 17 Cheer 19 Lissom 21 House parties


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10 – Barnsley Independent, Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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A WOMAN who has worked at the same school for over three decades is today celebrating her retirement.

Schooldays are finally over...

Linda Kenworthy has been a teaching assistant at Milefield Primary School, Grimethorpe, since 1988. Linda was there when the school burned down in 1989, and has taught the children of her former pupils. She said she ‘wouldn’t change a thing’. “I started off as a non-teaching assistant,” said Linda. “Now I take groups, do one-to-ones, I’m a dinner lady as well. I do everything really. “I run a school-wide breakfast club every morning where I toast 13 loaves every day for the whole school. We believe that every child should have a full stomach before they start lessons and I volunteered to run the breakfast club, even though that does mean I get to work at 7.30am every morning.” While Linda was still at school, she had ambitions to be a nanny but had to leave school at 15. She then pursued her ambition to work in a school. “I love having an active role with the kids,” said Linda. “This is the best job I have had and I love working with the kids.” To start her retirement off with a bang, Linda will travel to Australia to be with her daughter, Hannah, and her three grandchildren who are four, two and six-months-old. “I am sad to leave work but this is my time now and I want to be with my family,” she said. Paula Murray, head teacher at Milefield Primary School, said: “After 31 years of service, Linda has demonstrated her commitment to pupils, parents, and staff. She will be greatly missed and we wish her all the best for her retirement.”







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WAB pictures of the week... SCHOOL officially finished on Friday and to mark the occasion we asked you to send in photos of your children on their last day of school. We received so many lovely photos and here is a selection of what we received...

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12 – Barnsley Independent, Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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A week in WAB history...

Royal approval is given to riding centre WAB history takes a look through the archives at WAB news from yeas gone by. This week, we flat back to what hit the headlines in July 2014… July 1 Hospital’s Birthing Centre Has Official Opening A NEW birthing centre for Barnsley mums has been officially opened. Barnsley Hospital’s newly renovated labour ward is a seven-bed facility which takes the place of the old labour ward. Three of the seven birthing rooms contain birthing pools, with modern décor, adjustable mood lighting and an en-suite toilet and shower room. There is also a dedicated room

for bereaved parents, the Rainbow Room, where parents who have sadly lost their baby can spend precious time with their child. Sue Gibson, head of midwifery, said: “It is a bright, welcoming environment for women to give birth in. We have state-of-the-art equipment and facilities which will help us provide the best possible care for mums and new babies.” First opened on May 27 after a seven-month renovation, Barnsley author Joanne Harris MBE gave the unit its official opening on Friday. July 2 Demolition of Barnsley Library begins... THE demolition of Barnsley Central Library and its neighbour-

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ing shops will get underway today. Dismantling work has already begun inside, but work to topple the building will start today to make way for Barnsley College’s new sixth form. There will be a temporary road closure from Shambles Street to Church Lane on the weekends from July 19 to August 3 to enable the safe demolition. It is scheduled to be flattened by August 22. July 8 Princess Anne Visits Barnsley PRINCESS Anne visited Barnsley on Friday. The Princess Royal made the trip to the town and visited the Barnsley Riding for the Disabled Association, on Pontefract Road, where she is a patron. She also took in the 50th anniversary celebrations at Barnsley’s Citizens’ Advice Bureau, before making a stop at Horizon Community College. Principal Nick Bowen said: “It’s great for Barnsley that the Princess Royal has visited. “Students took her on a tour and there was a special performance of our summer show ‘We Will Rock You’.”

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The Barnsley Hospice Bubble Rush was something different and it felt amazing to see so many come along and raise money for such a wonderful cause and in a fun way. It did wear me out and I was glad to be home after and relax but it was phenomenal. It’s something I would definitely consider doing again but I definitely need to do a little training beforehand. Me and the gym will have to become friends in the next few weeks... I need to give my fellow Chronicle colleagues a shout out. We held a bake sale last week to top up what I was raising for the hospice. We had beautiful cakes, cookies and scones baked which we all enjoyed with a brew. Thank you to everyone who helped me reach my goal. Barnsley Hospice help the community at a time you need someone to be there and support you the most and I commend them for the fantastic work they do. We are now officially two days into the six weeks holidays... To all the parents who have children to entertain throughout this time, I commend you. Don’t forget there are so many free activities taking place across town so make sure you take advantage of them. If it means getting an hour or two to relax and have an ice cream to yourself, why not?

‘Ave a good week!


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14 – Barnsley Independent, Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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Streisand celebrated in stunning new production... and you can win tickets THE iconic sound of Barbara Streisand, a legend in music and film, is brought to life in a brand new production touring theatres across the country. Performed by a stunning live band, it delivers some of the

most beautifully crafted songs ever written or performed such as Send In The Clowns, Don’t Rain on my Parade, Woman In Love, Evergreen, Tell Him and The Way We Were. With great vocals and complete with the depth of double bass, keys and violin, it’s a wonderful evening of music not to be missed. Put together by Total

Productions, ‘Streisand: The Music, The Lady, The Legend’ is a celebration of Barbra Streisand and her incredible music and will be performed at the Penistone Paramount on Friday September 20. WAB have teamed up with Total Productions and we’re giving you the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to watch this amazing performance. All you have to do to win is complete the lyrics to this song: “It’s gotta be night and day, just a matter of time, and we got nothing to be ****** of, our love will climb any mountain” Send your answer along with your name and contact number to competitions@wearebarnsley. com. Alternatively, send your answer to WAB Barbara Streisand, 47 Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AS. The closing date is this Friday. Good luck!

MiniWABer Kendall’s big win... EACH week we give away a pass to Playmania to one of Tarn’s cutest kids. This week’s winner is four-year-old Kendall Rodgers. Isn’t she beautiful? Enjoy your time at Playmania!

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

Left to right (top row): Tia Maria, Toby, Avem. Second row: Hazel, Clive, Graham and Peach and Link.

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Entertainments Motors Gawber Road WMC Telephone: 01226 203088

Saturday 3rd August

Saturday 27th July


Top rock band Sunday 4th August




Ardsley Oaks WMC

Welcome to all members, associates and bonafide guests

Sunday 28th July

Saturday 17th August

Caravans For Sale

Cars Wanted

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



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


01226 215900

Function room for hire

An evening of laughter with 3 top comedians. Tickets £5 behind the bar.


Notice to Members and Associates Sunday 28th July Lounge QUIZ & BINGO 2pm QUIZ WITH BOB SWAN 10.15pm Saturday 10th August Superb rock/pop band

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

Property Flats or Houses To Let ELSECAR, modern 2 bed semi. GCH, DG, quiet cul–de–sac. £450 pcm, £450 bond. No DSS – Tel. 07421 142585 SPACIOUS 3 bedroom. Town centre. £500pcm Tel: 07990 891653 or 07766 302039.

Services, Repairs and Testing

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

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

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Telephone 07974 198334 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 LARGE double room, en suite, available now, Ardsley. No DSS – Tel. 07850 915702 SUPERB rooms, Victoria rd. from £83 p/w. bills incl. Sorry no DSS – Tel. 07775714414

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

Saturday 27th July


BIG BUSINESS Saturday 17th August HERE’S JONNY Fantastic 4 piece live band ANGELETTS TRIO Saturday 3rd August

All Live Sport now on big screen Check website on


BARNSLEY CENTRAL WMC Birk Avenue, Kendray. Telephone 01226 206059 Notice to Members and Associates

Saturday 27th July


5 piece live rock / pop band

Monday 29th July

IAN TYLER Young male vocalist

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16 – Barnsley Independent, Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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Recruitment Full-Time Recruitment Apollo Cradles Ltd are seeking an

Accounts Assistant to join their team on a full time, permanent basis due to ongoing growth. Duties will include but are not limited to; • Processing of purchase invoices • Raising sales invoices • Reconciliations of monthly credit card statements • Dealing with petty cash • Assisting with other general accounting The ideal candidate will; • Have experience working in a similar role in finance • Be a confident user of Excel-sage, experience is desirable • Have good problem solving skills and a keen eye for detail • Be a team player

Please send your CV and a covering letter to;

RUBICON LIMITED Steel Stockholders


for 18/26 tonne GVW rigids. Part-time 2-3 days per week. Hours by arrangement. Would suit semi-retired driver or driver with family commitments. Daytime only - No overnights - No lates - No weekends. Must hold CPC or be willing to take. Please apply to: Alan Beaumont by letter, email or phone.

Rubicon Limited Unit 11 Rockingham Ind Est., Birdwell, Barnsley S70 5 TW. 01226 351515

Heavy Diesel Fitters and HGV Mechanics / Fitters WANTED in Australia Victoria Mechanical Services, based in Melbourne are recruiting. If you are interested in a new life down under, email your resume to:

Belle Green Court

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Full Time Carer Days & Full Time Carer Nights

require a

• Working hours - 35 per week • Practice experience essential • Role will largely include accounts, VAT return and tax return preparation • Flexible and attractive remuneration package

CVs to be sent to Henry Morgan House, Industry Road, Carlton, Barnsley S71 3PQ

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The Kakoty Practice

Medical Receptionist (37 hours or open to job share) • Friendly practice with 6,500 patients based on 2 sites. • Opening hours from 7.00am to 8.00pm. • Experience and knowledge of working on reception in General Practice and SystemOne an advantage. • Good organisation skills required, must be able to work under pressure and use own initiative. • Equal opportunities employer. Please contact: Julie Burton Tel: 0345 122 0809 or e-mail: for a job pack. Closing date: 2nd August 2019

Part-Time Recruitment

(nothing required after melbourne)


B Gorgeous. Hairdresser wanted. Fixed term contact for 28–30 hours. To cover maternity leave with possibility of permanent position if successful. Min 8 years experience. To work in busy salon and have good customer service skills and level 3 qualifications. Contact 01226 700255 MINIBUS Driver required for ongoing school contracts and various travel trips, DBS required but not essential. £10 ph, contact Ian – Tel. 07970 651889

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A third of respondents would go to your local newspaper first to look for a job, nearly double that of the next highest source. This is consistent amongst both public and private sector job seeking.

Have a vacancy for a


In our busy accounts department. Previous Solicitors Accounts Rules experience preferred, although training will be offered to the right candidate - salary negotiable dependent on experience. We also require an OFFICE JUNIOR APPRENTICE for immediate start and an experienced LEGAL SECRETARY to cover maternity leave. Please apply in writing, with C.V. to: Mrs S Johnson Howard & Co Solicitors, 2 & 4 Victoria Road, Barnsley S70 2BB. Alternatively by e-mail to:

FULL-TIME VAN DRIVER REQUIRED 5 days per week including Saturdays. Very early morning starts, 3am to 4am. Delivering our bakery products throughout Yorkshire. Applicants must be smart, reliable, flexible, hard working and a careful driver. Pay £8.21 per hour while training.

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Barnsley Independent, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 –

Tours & Travel


Tours and Travel

TRAVEL CENTRE (Barnsley) Ltd

Chiropody 86317

BRITISH COACH HOLIDAYS 2019 #####################################


HADDON HALL HOTEL 26 September - 5 days HB ONLY £209


AIR SHOW! 11 Aug Eastbourne, Hadleigh Hotel 7 days HB ONLY £379 NEW LOWER PRICE! 16 Aug Llandudno & Chester, Evans Hotel 4 days HB Was £199 NOW ONLY £189 01 September Newquay, Eliot Hotel 7 days HB ONLY £345 02 September Skegness, Savoy Hotel 5 days HB ONLY £269 02 September Southport, Royal Clifton Hotel 5 days HB ONLY £275 ILLUMINATIONS! 06 Sep Blackpool, Queens Hotel 4 days HB ONLY £189 07 September Scarborough, Cumberland Hotel 5 days HB ONLY £255 08 & 23 September Llandudno, Evans Hotel 5 days HB ONLY £259 NEW! 10 September Eastbourne, Haddon Hall Hotel 5 days HB ONLY £219 15 September Babbacombe, Hotel De Lar Mer 5 days HB ONLY £255 ILLUMINATIONS! 23 Sep Blackpool, Queens Hotel 5 days HB ONLY £239

NEW LOWER PRICE! 27 Sep Llandudno & Chester, Evans Hotel 4 days HB Was £199 NOW ONLY £189 07 Oct Hayling Island, Mill Rythe Holiday Village 5 days HB ONLY £225

##################################### Tours include: F Luxury coach travel F Accommodation as specified F En suite bedrooms F Excursions(excl. Llandudno 4days*) F Entertainment (excluding Southport 02/09) F Local departure points

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Tue 23rd July . . . . . . .SCARBOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Wed 24th July . . . . . .BRIDLINGTON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Sat 27th July . . . . . . .BLACKPOOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Mon 29th July . . . . . .LIVERPOOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Tue 30th July . . . . . . .CLEETHORPES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Wed 31st July . . . . . .YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE PARK (COACH ONLY) . . . . . . . £12.00 Thurs 1st Aug . . . . . . .YORK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Sat 3rd Aug . . . . . . . .SCARBOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Sun 4th Aug . . . . . . . .BLACKPOOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Mon 5th Aug . . . . . . .CHESTER ZOO (COACH ONLY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Tue 6th Aug . . . . . . . .SKEGNESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Wed 7th Aug . . . . . . .HOLY ISLAND OF LINDISFARNE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £20.00 Thur 8th Aug . . . . . . .MABLETHORPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Sat 10th Aug . . . . . . .WHITBY REGATTA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Sun 11th Aug . . . . . . .WHITBY REGATTA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Mon 12th Aug . . . . . .WHITBY REGATTA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Tue 13th Aug . . . . . . .FILEY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Wed 14th Aug . . . . . .BRIDLINGTON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Thurs 15th Aug . . . . .CLEETHORPES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Sat 17th Aug . . . . . . .BURY MARKET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00

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Personal Services BARNSLEY’S Executive Suite massage, 10 – 8.30, 7 days. New and old customers welcome – Tel. 01226 248500


Sun 25th August - £48 Includes: Admission & free time at Salford Quay

EMMERDALE STUDIOS 28th September • £28 PANTO AT BRADFORD ALHAMBRA SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES Sat 28th December & Sun 19th January - All seats £48


27th - 3rd Aug . . . . . . . .TORQUAY . . . . . . . . . . . . .CAVENDISH HOTEL. . . . . . . . . . . £384 28th - 2nd Aug . . . . . . . .GT YARMOUTH . . . . . . . . .SWANVALE LODGE HOTEL. . . . . £261 29th - 2nd Aug . . . . . . . .BLACKPOOL . . . . . . . . . . .HARLANDS HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . £169 2nd - 4th Aug . . . . . . . . .GT YARMOUTH . . . . . . . . .SWANVALE LODGE HOTEL. . . . . . £90 3rd - 10th Aug . . . . . . . .PAIGNTON . . . . . . . . . . . .HOTEL BONAIR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £380 4th - 9th Aug . . . . . . . . .EASTBOURNE . . . . . . . . .CUMBERLAND HOTEL . . . . . . . . £320 4th - 11th Aug . . . . . . . .ISLE OF WIGHT . . . . . . . . .MARINA BAY HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . £382 4th - 9th Aug . . . . . . . . .SOUTHPORT . . . . . . . . . . .TALBOT HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £320 4th - 9th Aug . . . . . . . . .GT YARMOUTH . . . . . . . . .SWANVALE LODGE HOTEL. . . . . £264 5th - 9th Aug . . . . . . . . .BLACKPOOL . . . . . . . . . . .HARLANDS HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . £169 5th - 9th Aug . . . . . . . . .BLACKPOOL . . . . . . . . . . .NEW VALRON HOTEL . . . . . . . . . £193 5th - 9th Aug . . . . . . . . .BOURNEMOUTH . . . . . . .ROYAL BATH HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . £291 5th - 9th Aug . . . . . . . . .EXMOUTH . . . . . . . . . . . . .ASHTON COURT HOTEL . . . . . . . £254 10th - 17th Aug . . . . . . .WEYMOUTH . . . . . . . . . . .CARLTON HOTEL. . . . . . . . . . . . . £387 11th - 17th Aug . . . . . . .WESTON-SUPER-MARE .SANDRINGHAM HOTEL . . . . . . . £312 11th - 16th Aug . . . . . . .YARMOUTH . . . . . . . . . . .SWANVALE LODGE. . . . . . . . . . . £264 12th - 16th Aug . . . . . . .BLACKPOOL . . . . . . . . . . .HARLANDS HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . £169 12th - 16th Aug . . . . . . .BLACKPOOL . . . . . . . . . . .NEW VALRON HOTEL . . . . . . . . . £193 12th - 18th Aug . . . . . . .ISLE OF WIGHT . . . . . . . . .MALVERN HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . £287 14th - 18th Aug . . . . . . .SCARBOROUGH . . . . . . . .CUMBERLAND HOTEL . . . . . . . . £274 16th - 19th Aug . . . . . . .YARMOUTH . . . . . . . . . . .SWANVALE LODGE HOTEL. . . . . £115 17th - 23th Aug . . . . . . .ISLE OF WIGHT . . . . . . . . .MARINA BAY HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . £352 17th - 24th Aug . . . . . . .TORQUAY . . . . . . . . . . . . .CAVENDISH HOTEL. . . . . . . . . . . £384 17th - 24th Aug . . . . . . .WEYMOUTH . . . . . . . . . . .CARLTON HOTEL. . . . . . . . . . . . . £387

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6–16 seat Mini bus, wheelchair access. Days / nights out, airports etc. We will get you there and back comfortably – Tel. 07970 651889 or 01226 200110

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18 – Barnsley Independent, Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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Sales & Wants Antiques



Farm and Garden

Swapping your bath for a shower? It’s what we do!



Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm Week days by appointment only WE BUY ANYTHING OLD AND INTERESTING

KITCHENS & BATHROOMS 90 Park Road, Barnsley S70 1YG

Tel. 01226 248766


Driveways, patios, brickwork, excavation, decking, fencing, turfing

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OLD COIN MILITARY ITEMS Corgi & Dinky Toys COLLECTIONS Medals, Cap Badges, etc. etc.

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Curtains and Blinds


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Up to 6ft wide & 10ft Drop


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ELECTRIC bike, compact and trendy. Unused. Step through UK spec. Suitable for all ages and gender. £465. Tel – 07514 560284

Kitchens 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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MOBILITY SCOOTERS WANTED All models, any condition. Instant cash paid on the day. Immediate collections. Also all wheelchair access vehicles.

Tel: 07768 362853

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Telephone Barnsley 697983 MONEY BACK GUARANTEE Laying Service Available

Work includes:

For a free quotation call Jamie:

07749 168449


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

Tel: 01226 747221 Wants

Top quality seeded lawn turf, delivered in easy to lay rolls. Grown locally by us, weed free. Minimum order 30 sq. mts.

• Trees pruned / dismantled • Trees felled • Storm Damage • Hedge trimming, reduced/removed • Stump grinding

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Please contact Richard

07766 257851




BLOCK PAVING • Paths • Patios • Driveways • All aspects of landscaping undertaken

• Fencing • Astro Turf • Decking • Free Quotes • Tel: Joe 07719 655678 01226 755994

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


Call Phil:

07889 448955/ 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 TREE-LAND Tree Services. Felling, pruning, topping, hedges trimmed. Qualified tree surgeon. Fully insured, free quotes - Tel. 01226 201734 TURF, Soil, Supplied/Laid – Tel. 01226 370655

To advertise telephone (01226) 734666

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Installation and Repairs

TV Aerial Compact, storm proof.


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CCTV Systems Fitted and upgraded to meet

your requirements. Watch your CCTV on all televisions.

Wifi and Telephone Solutions Network Exts, Wifi Hotspots, Telephone problems, New Socket etc. We can set up all your viewing equipment

TV Sales/Repair Shop TVs sold from £55

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C all us on: 01226 218877 Next to the Lite Spot, Pontefract Road, Hoyle Mill, Barnsley S71 1HF Family Run Since 1981

ALL WORK GUARANTEED Available 8am-late 7 days

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Tel. 01226 709602, 07875 654774 HANDYMAN Company, including tiling. 150 years combined trade experience. Visit k - Tel. Richard 07908 143980


3 tonne to 35 tonne skips available

Tel. 07546 178973

email: All aspects of domestic electrical work undertaken

Local Electrician Lights, sockets, fuse boards etc. Inspecting and testing, Part P registered, work guaranteed.

Call Carl on 07966 268882 or Will on 07934 708045

Ring for details

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

CHIMNEY Sweep. C & G qualified, vac / brush, good clean service. Insured. Fire spares supplied - Tel. Dave, Barnsley 242357 CHIMNEY Sweep Jepson. 40 years experience. All types of fires and woodburners – Tel. 01226 295992, 07443 397916 HANDYMAN, 30 years experience including, joinery, laminate floors, flat pack, plumbing, light fittings. Call Paul – Tel. 07851 974443 HANDYMAN, inside/out. Fencing, gardening, decorating, plastering, flagging. No job too small – Tel. 07841 909211 or Barnsley 712526 ROOF leaking? Roof problems, chimney stacks, guttering. All property repairs. Mr.Thickett - Tel. 01226 203793 or 07976 587816

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

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

Heating Services


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Rubbish removed, house, garden, garage waste, anything and everything!

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

WALLS skimmed from £30. 40 years experience – Tel. 07914 177441

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

Andy: 07795 145726 Justin: 07947 348549 01226 321122

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

TOP–NOTCH Joiner, fully qualified, all aspects of joinery undertaken. No job too small. Low prices. Friendly and reliable service – Tel. 07778 827248

Security Services

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Tel. 07593 614511

RUBBISH removed, free quotes, cheap prices, Waste Carriers registered. Fast and reliable service – Tel. Terry 07887 670527 / 01226 983919



• Fully licensed • FREE collection of scrap metal

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

07834 189868

safety checks


All roofing work undertaken

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New Boilers Fitted



REMOVALS Anything and everything

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

G All work undertaken G No job too small

3 ton skip....£110 5 ton skip....£150 6 ton skip....£180

MB Tiles

Specialising in floor and wall tiling. For a free no obligation quote

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

Tipping facilities available


Loft Storage Solutions Ltd



Tel: 01226 754740

Open: Mon to Sat

Telephone 01226 387517 Mobile 07789 772451

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

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

For best prices in Barnsley.

01709 870909



Prices from £90.00




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

For quotation contact Mike Freephone 0800 3890588 or 07801 660760



Allen’s Aerials

Velux windows.


TV, Recorder, Smart TV Set-ups

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

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

Call Rob

07818 364893 OLD furniture, Garden, Garage ect. Rubbish removed, same day service, licensed and receipt given. Call Brian – Tel. 07833 787701 / 01226 236143 VAN and man/men. Anything, anytime, any distance and clearance, reliable – Tel. Bri 07833 787701 or 01226 236143

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

Brickwork/ Stonework

Walling. Garages, extensions etc (repairs, lintels and chimneys). Free quotes. Tel.01226 750347 or 07935 332249 HANDYMAN Company, including bricklaying. 150 years combined trade experience. Visit k - Tel. Richard 07908 143980

BRICKWORK, pointing, stonework. Apprentice trained. Over 30 years experience. Fair prices and quality work guaranteed – Tel. 07941 772199 or 01226 956837

Carpet Services



01226 745001 07950 735586 Established 1993

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

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

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

For all your general plumbing needs. I DO IT ALL

Call Steve 01226 790323 07963 902666

J&S Plumbing and Heating For all your bathroom and plumbing needs. Any genuine quote beaten.

07518 948695


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


• Boiler breakdowns • Tap washers • Servicing TEL. BARRIE

01226 751048 07785 261711

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

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