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featuring Tuesday June 4 2019 An old three-seater earth toilet has been retained as a ‘museum piece’ as part of the renovation of an historic chapel near Millhouse Green. Page 5

Tributes have flowed from far and wide following the death of the widely-liked and respected Barnsley boxing trainer Fred Gummerson. Page 4

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School meals shake-up is unavoidable BARNSLEY Council leader Sir Steve Houghton hit back after dozens of people turned out to protest about the local authority’s handling of a row about plans to axe its school meals service. Backed by trade union UNISON, which represents the council’s catering workers, protesters lodged objections to plans which could leave 44 schools currently using the service needing to find someone else to provide meals to an estimated 8,000 children across the borough. However, Coun Houghton said the local authority is doing ‘all it can do’ to come up with a viable solution and over the coming months. Talks will take place with schools around cost and the type of service they wish to purchase, which will help the council determine the number of school contracts they are likely to keep. “There’s a total of 94 schools and 50 have already left the council’s school meals service, leaving 44,” he added. “Half of those have told us they are looking elsewhere, so that leaves us

with just 22. “That’s obviously not sustainable and we’re looking at what we can do as a result. “But ultimately, it’s not our decision what schools decide to do when they enter into academisation programmes, which the government’s keen on. “It puts us in a difficult position as the smaller the pool of schools is, the more expensive it is to provide for. “We’re in talks with the schools and we’re seeking assurances from them as to what their plans are, but we’re doing all we can.” UNISON claimed a report commissioned by the council into the future of its in-school catering cost £21,600 – money which the trade union said should have been injected into the service. “We know from experience that if schools are forced to turn to the private sector then it will be school meals served on the cheap as every last penny of profit is squeezed out of the service by buying the cheapest ingredients and cooking the cheapest dinners,” a spokesman said.


INBRIEF... Police crackdown on nuisance bikers POLICE operations against illegal off-road bikers will be increased throughout June in a bid to reduce reports. Members of the local community have raised concerns around the nuisance that off-road bikes cause through noise and damage to the local area. And officers say they are committed to tackling the problem. Chief Inspector Mark James said: “We are working to ensure that riders of off-road bikes know that antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated. “We will be actively patrolling areas across Barnsley throughout June and making enforcements where necessary. “We want to make sure our roads are safe for members of the public.” n BACK IN BUSINESS: A popular parkland which closed two years ago will reopen to the public this weekend. Wentworth Castle Gardens, which is South Yorkshire’s only Grade I-listed greenspace, will welcome visitors on Saturday as part of a partnership between the National Trust, Barnsley Council and Northern College, which is based at the site.

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MP for Wentworth and Dearne John Healey is backing schoolchildren in a bid to make the road safer outside Goldthorpe Primary. He met school councillors who told him they didn’t feel safe crossing busy Doncaster Road and were worried about the speed of drivers. Now the MP is setting up a meeting with Barnsley Council transport boss Paul Castle.

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Leader of Barnsley Council Sir Steve Houghton, pictured at the gardens, said: “People will be coming into the borough to visit it as well as the many other attractions which we can offer. “It’s creating jobs and bringing the National Trust to South Yorkshire for the first time. “So it really is putting Barnsley on the map for the right reasons.”


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Plenty to see at Penistone Armed Forces celebration AN EVENT celebrating the Armed Forces is returning to Penistone. Armed Forces Day Penistone is organised by two ex-forces friends, Julian ‘Spike’ Mayston and Steve Roper, to coincide with the national day of celebration. It takes place at Penistone Showground on June 29 from 10am.

The pair first organised an event in 2017 and hope to build on that success with this year’s event which will be held at Penistone Showground. “We had an expectation that it was going to be a successful day

last time but it sort of went beyond that,” said Spike. “People travelled miles, they came from Lincoln, from Sheffield and Barnsley, so we were blown away really. “The event this year is on the back of the success of the 2017 event. “We are a not-for-profit organisation and we are well-placed to put on a good show.” Spike served in the Royal Navy for ten years from 1983-1993 and was inspired to mark Armed Forces Day locally to pay respect to people whose lives are touched by the Armed

Forces in some way. “We wanted to be more inclusive for veterans in Penistone. We had our first Armed Forces Day in the Royal British Legion club in Penistone in 2016 and now it has turned into a showground event,” he explained. “This is a real celebration of what has happened in the past that has shaped who we are at citizens of the UK.” The event will begin with a parade through the centre of Penistone, where the band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers will play. “We have a tank

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that’s going to be in the parade as well and the last time a tank was rolling the streets of South Yorkshire it would have been during the war,” added Spike. After the parade, visitors can enjoy a tattoo-style show with marching bands, demonstrations and a cadet services tug-of-war. The event will raise money for the charity Pilgrim Bandits which supports injured soldiers in their rehabilitation – most notably the soldier Ben Parkinson, who was named Britain’s most injured serviceman after he returned from Afghanistan in 2006.

Classical treats are coming to Woodhouse A TRIO of classical music events will be taking place this summer at the Grade I listed stately home, Wentworth Woodhouse. On Thursday June 27 and Saturday June 29, renowned pianist and conductor Janusz Piotrowicz will be featuring the music of Polish composer Frederic Chopin. On Saturday July 13, the Rotherham Symphony Orchestra will present a chamber concert in the Marble Saloon. And then the Georgian Opera will

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present an evening on Saturday September 21 where international opera stars Oliver Gerrish and Alexandra Kennedy (left) will perform. Canapés and wine will be served upon arrival and each performance will be followed by a three-course meal to complete the experiences. All tickets must be booked in advance and can be purchased by calling 351161 or visiting the Wentworth Woodhouse website.

Awards for schoolkids AN AWARDS ceremony will take place which recognises the academic achievement of local schoolchildren. The Cudworth Academic Achievement Awards is an awards night which takes place in the town hall. Pupils from three local schools, Birkwood Primary, Churchfield Primary and Cherryholme Primary, will attend the ceremony, where two pupils will win an award in each category and each pupil will have the opportunity to have a photo with the Mayor. The awards will take place on Tuesday, June 11 from 6.30pm.

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United front to protect posties ENFORCEMENT action to protect Royal Mail workers from the risk of dangerous dogs will be increased following a behindclosed-doors meeting held at Barnsley Town Hall. Representatives from South Yorkshire Police, Barnsley Council and Royal Mail after the town – and in particular Athersley – was identified as a blackspot for attacks on delivery staff. Barnsley is the second-worst place in the country for the rate of attacks and a data-gathering project saw 167 dogs identified on just one round in Athersley – 60 of which were deemed to be potentially dangerous. The meeting has been described as ‘positive’ by Royal Mail bosses in the town, who brought the matter to the police’s attention at crime meetings held in Athersley earlier this year. Simon Lally, delivery manager at the Pitt Street distribution hub in the town centre, said: “It was a very good meeting and as the first one of its kind, one that we can build on and as long as everyone follows through their verbal commitments we

should see some reduced risk in Athersley. “Another positive outcome was the exchange of information regarding possible enforcement action and also the evidence we would need to supply the police with to secure some swift action. “The meeting was very well attended with police sergeants, the dog legislation officer, dangerous dog identification officer, local community safety and enforcement officers, councillors, Berneslai Homes staff and us. “I think we have the basis for further action and the police will be trying to secure some funding for proactive action, namely leaflet drops and enforcement action against offenders. “We are thrashing out something between Royal Mail and the police so when we formally meet again in June, hopefully we will have made some considerable steps forward.” One measure being looked at by bosses involved in the project is the potential scrapping of dog owners’ tenancies with Berneslai Homes if their pets have caused injury to a worker.

An information-gathering exercise is continuing and, according to figures obtained,Athersley’s higher-than-average rate of dogs per round continues to be a concern, hence why more work is being done there as opposed to other areas in the town. “One thing we did identify this last week, through our own internal processes, was the fact that whilst we have on average 25 to 30 dogs per delivery round,” Simon added. “We have 109 walks in Barnsley, each with approximately 1,100 delivery points. In Athersley we have 309 dogs on one route and 230 on another – enlightening figures to say the least.” Sgt Dave Baines added: “We’re aware of addresses and it’s imperative that this work, involving the police, Royal Mail and the council continues. “We’ve knocked on doors and hopefully we’ll start seeing an improvement. “There’s different legislation in place now so if you’re on someone’s land and are bitten by a dog, we can act accordingly.”

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Fit Reds go Dutch in cup A TEAM of veteran footballers are celebrating after winning a tournament held in the Netherlands – one which is especially significant for one of the men involved. The Barnsley FC Fit Reds Veterans have been travelling to Bergen Op Zoom in the Netherlands for four years to spread the message of the scheme and play friendly games with local sides. But when the father of one of the men behind the scheme died in April last year, it was decided that a cup would be created to commemorate the man who had also been a professional

footballer for a side local to Bergen. And the Fit Reds Veterans, set up to give men aged 35 years and above a chance to better understand their own health and fitness, brought the trophy home after a nail-biting penalty shoot-out against local side MOC’17. Carlo van de Watering, whose father gives the Jan van de Watering Shield its name, said: “It was a really emotional moment for me when that penalty went in. “My mum, and my sister and some of my friends were watching and we all had a tear in our eye. “Our motto at Fit Reds

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is ‘attitude is more important than ability’ but this win mean a lot to all of us, and for obvious reasons for me in particular.” In the big match at the Rozenoord Sportspark, the Fit Reds won in a penalty shoot-out with the scores tied at 1-1. Ten penalties were taken by each side, with player-manager Paul Tindale coolly dispatching the final spot kick. Players from the Fit Reds team and MOC’17 made a voluntary contribution towards the stroke rehabilitation centre which cared for Carlo’s father, Jan, with 275 euros raised.

Family festival has lots to offer GET ready for 40 music and comedy acts at one of Yorkshire’s biggest music events. Wentworth Music Festival returns to the grounds of Wentworth Woodhouse on June 15, featuring a variety of acts. On the Diamond Stage there will be a performance from the resident house band, fronted by Big Shaun from Sheffield legends The Everly Pregnant Brothers. Following will be Dr and The Medics, Republica, S Club, Eliot Kennedy and guests featuring Lee Ryan from Blue, Soul Sensation and Abba Reviva. These acts will all appear before Tony Hadley, the former Spandau Ballet frontman and the voice behind millions of record sales, takes to the stage to round off the day. Those who prefer their music a little more home grown can visit the New Music Tent. There will be some of the region’s rising stars along with festival favourites, including Kiziah and The Kings, Elephant Trees, Mollyanna and Broken Flowers. Local metal sensations Fear Lies will be there along with Cry and Graceful Harmony and Altamont. Comedy lovers will be able to attend the Last Laugh Comedy Tent, who will bring comedy stars

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of the stage and screen along to entertain everyone. The tent is curated by Toby Foster, with Joe Zalius hosting a show which includes Steve Royle and Justin Moorhouse from Phoenix Nights, Rob Rouse from Upstart Crow, Nina Gilligan and Many Knight. There will also be the star of Radio 4’s Live at 11 Rahul Kohli along with Scott Bennett and many others. Music will be brought to guests by BBC Radio Sheffield’s singing plumber Paul Ballington and the day will be rounded off by The Tin Soldiers Party Hour, a brass band not to be missed. As the festival is family friendly, little ones can attend the Kids Village. There will be many things to make and play with alongside dedicated children’s shows throughout the afternoon. Kids will also be looked after by the huge fairground, and stalls offering face painting, candy floss and flowers. The festival will also commemorate 75 years since the D Day landings with a flypast by an Avro Lancaster at some point during the afternoon. Ticket are available from the Barnsley Chronicle front counter on Church Sreet or from



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n Barnsley’s ‘Mr Boxing’ Fred Gummerson, who has died aged 86.


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Tributes for Fred, king of boxing scene in Barnsley THE family of Fred Gummerson have received ‘gobsmacking’ tributes from across the country following the well-known boxing trainer’s death. Fred, 86, died at his Grimethorpe home following a short illness. He has since been described as an ‘ambassador for boxing in Barnsley’ and his family have been overwhelmed by messages. His wife of almost 53 years, Barbara, 82, said: “I’ve had flowers from Yorkshire boxing, people calling at the door and phoning. The window is full with cards. I am just gobsmacked. “I first met Fred at a party at my auntie’s – I never looked back after that. “He was a butcher and I found that attractive. He loved his meat. “He made out he was a tough guy but he definitely had a soft side.” Fred is credited for playing a part in the career of two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams, from Leeds, and her parents visited him on the day he died at his home on Brierley Road. He also coached Andy Townend as he boxed for England as an amateur before moving on to having a successful professional career. He also produced many other fine fighters out of his Hard and Fast Amateur Boxing Club which is still established in the former Ebenezer Chapel in Cudworth. Fred also ran a successful boxing equipment shop in Grimethorpe for many years. He stumbled into the sport through his son, Wes, who had been walking to a gym in Hemsworth to train. Fred was

quickly bitten by the boxing bug himself and learned how to become a coach. He then trained youngsters at the former Willowgarth School, in Grimethorpe Park and at the Welfare Hall before successfully managing to take over the former chapel on Barnsley Road, Cudworth, after Barbara managed to help secure funding to buy the building. His work saw him travel around the world to the likes of Russia, South Africa and Sweden. He will be remembered as a colourful and devoted coach within the sport and also for being a big part of his local community. His dedication to coaching earned him a Proud of Barnsley award. On behalf of Fred’s four children, his daughter Barbara, paid tribute. She said: “We all loved him and we are all very upset. “We all adored him. He was a trooper and he was our hero.” Professional boxing trainer Mick Wale, from Brampton, worked

under Fred before being advised to set up his own successful gym in Mexborough. He paid his own tribute and said: “My lads, Josh and Gwyn, had their first bouts with Fred. After a couple of years with Fred he told me I was experienced enough to set my own gym up. I learned a lot from him, especially in how to deal with people, whether that was kids or parents. Fred was a master at that. “I had a lot of time and respect for Fred – everybody did. “If I ever needed any advice, I’d give him a call. To still be active in boxing up until about 12 months ago is incredible.” Former British champion Josh Wale added: “He was a great ambassador for Barnsley boxing and sport. “Nobody in Barnsley has had as many champions as Fred and I know that what he taught my dad has now rubbed off on me.” Fred leaves four children, Wes, Barbara, Debbie and Beverley as well as 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

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n Marjorie and David Cale-Morgan by the in the old earth toilet at the historic Bullhouse Chapel.

Completion of chapel renovation is a relief for dedicated officials THE end of years of renovation work have been celebrated at a tiny chapel near Penistone. A programme of improvements has been going on at historic Bullhouse Chapel since 2007. And relieved officials marked completion with a weekend of special events, including a concert and floral extravaganza. Secretary Marjorie CaleMorgan said: “We are breathing a sigh of relief that all the work is over.” The raft of improvements at the chapel, which is more than

300 years old, has cost around £130,000 and includes a new ceiling, kitchen and toilets. Generous donations to help with the project have been received. Former congregation members Vera Howe and Kathleen Thompson gave the kitchen and an outside rail respectively while former chairperson Hilda Howard, who died last year aged 96, donated a new digital piano. And other items have come from the URC at Clayton West, which has closed down. “People have been really gen-

Big weekend coming up GROUPS are wanted for an annual event on July 14 as part of Barnsley’s first ever ‘Big Weekend’. Local organisations and groups are being encouraged to enter this year’s Mayor’s Parade, which draws thousands into the town centre. While entrants are encouraged to embrace the ‘town spirit’ theme, all ideas are welcome.

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erous,” said Mrs Cale-Morgan. The work has been under the guidance of chapel treasurer David Cale-Morgan, who has dealt with grant applications to English Heritage which have paid for most of the scheme. Millhouse Green Male Voice Choir played a concert to mark the completion of the project, the church was decorated with flowers and there was a celebratory service. One of the main improvements at Bullhouse has been removal of the old three-seater earth toilet and replacement with a brand new WC.

This was one of the last in the line of jobs. However, the link with the past won’t entirely disappear as the old closet is to be turned into a ‘museum piece’. Bullhouse Chapel, which is near Millhouse Green, is thought to be the oldest independent nonconformist chapel with continuous worship in the UK. It began life in 1689 as a Presbyterian meeting place, turning to Methodism in the 19th century. The chapel has a small but dedicated congregation.

ROYSTON fundraiser Bob Woodcock was greeted by family and friends as he returned from his latest adventure. Bob, of Buckingham Way, took part in his annual charity motorbike ride down to Land’s End then up to John o’ Groats. This year the regular rider has raised more than £900 for Macmillan Cancer Support, with donations still arriving. He was greeted with cheers when he arrived at the Alexandra WMC in Royston last week. Speaking about the journey, Bob, 65, said: “The ride was great, the weather could have been better but there was beauty in the bad weather that I had. “The first day setting off was beautiful and there was sunshine and showers everyday until the last day. “I have done more than 2,000 miles this year and this is my

eighth ride, but I’m getting more tired with age.” Bob has fundraised for many different charities over the years but has raised cash for Macmillan for three years in a row. However, he wants to fundraise for Multiple Sclerosis Society UK as he has some friends who have the disease. Multiple Sclerosis, is a disease that can affect the spinal cord, brain and optic nerves. Bob said he is looking forward to his next event next year and praised the support he is given when he arrives from his trip. “It feels brilliant, they are all very good and support me 100 per cent in Royston and Barnsley as well,” he added. n Anyone wanting to donate to Macmillan for Bob’s ride can drop donations off to the Alexandra WMC, High Street, Royston.

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Firefighters work through night PICTURES: Kurt Fairhurst Drone picture by Jason Townend.

All four Barnsley stations needed at scrapyard blaze which was seen for miles A HUGE scrapyard fire resulted in eight crews working through the night to battle flames – and plumes of smoke visible across the borough. The incident, on Boulder Bridge Lane between Royston and Carlton, was first reported at 5.50pm on Wednesday but resulted in firefighters being drafted in from all four stations in Barnsley due to its severity. They remained at the site overnight and both Boulder

Bridge Lane and Shaw Lane were closed, before they were reopened at around noon on Thrsday. A spokesman from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: “Firefighters were at the scene overnight tackling the blaze which involved a crane and two trailers. They remained at the scene until yesterday morning. “Nobody was injured during the fire and an investigation has been launched into the cause.”

New homes for old hospital site A DERELICT hospital site in Barnsley is set to be redeveloped to provide 65 new homes, according to new plans submitted to Barnsley Council. South West Yorkshire NHS Trust has made the application in conjunction with Orion Homes for a development which would see Mount Vernon Hospital, disused for several years, replaced with a housing estate. The site was identified as suitable for housing in Barnsley’s Local Plan, the blueprint which sets out the key sites for development in the years ahead, meaning a key hurdle in the planning process has already been cleared. Redevelopment would involve demolishing the hospital, on Mount Vernon Road, and replacing it with new homes on an estate which would use the existing site

entrance for access. The council has been told in planning documents the site, close to Ward Green and with good public transport links, is sustainable and redevelopment would benefit the area. A planning statement said: “The scheme, as submitted, would make use of a large brownfield site, helping boost contributions to Barnsley’s economy. “One of the applicants is the NHS trust and the monies raised from the sale of the site will be reinvested in healthcare in the local area. “There is opportunity to create a high quality residential environment through design, influenced by the surrounding character of the area. “A high quality residential development can help to create homes for the region and attract new families. “The materials, scale,

layout and density of the development would replicate nearby developments and ensure that the character of the area is not harmed.” The hospital’s closure was brought about through the implementation of a new way of delivering care to those who are not well enough to be in hospital, but not well enough to go home and it subsequently closed its doors in December 2017. A spokesman for South West Yorkshire NHS Trust said: “The site was declared surplus by the board. “There is lots of work going on within Barnsley to leave a legacy. “A plaque from the hospital is now at the local museum and staff have contributed to a book about Mount Vernon. “We want to help celebrate the vital role that the site has played in the history of the NHS in Barnsley.”

Care home celebrates its good report A CARE home in Royston has been classed as good in all areas by the Care Quality Commission. Oakwood Grange, on Oakwood Road, cares for up to 60 residents and received praise from inspectors following their visit, which took place in March. The facility held a celebration event, pictured above, to toast its achievement. Care homes are now

classed by the CQC as either outstanding, good, requiring improvement or inadequate. The report on Oakwood Grange highlighted the home’s management, food quality and residents’ positive feedback. Manager Jodi Harris said: “We have worked hard to make Oakwood a good care home but to be given such praise from the regu-

lator is wonderful. It is so rewarding that this has been recognised and we are lucky to have such supportive relatives. “We welcome such rigorous inspections and clear ratings so older people and their families can see which homes are the best in the country. “We’re so pleased to be classed as a good care home.”

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n Linda Ravenscroft with Sandhill Primary School pupils and fellow staff members.

Teacher Linda retires after playing generation game n SAFG players and coach Craig Marsh receive their cheque from Jacky O’Dowd and Barbara Bridgewater of the Royston Co-op branch.

Team puts focus on life Skillz as well as football A GIRLS’ football team is celebrating success in its first season. Skillz Are For Girls (SAFG) United was set up by former Barnsley Ladies coaches Craig Marsh and Chris White, who wanted to raise the profile of girls’ football while creating a team centred around teaching life skills. And the team has become wellknown in the Royston community with the girls, Craig and Chris completing a number of fundraising events, including packing bags at the local Co-op branch, which recently gave them another boost of £390 to go towards sponsoring a kit next season. The girls have also delivered on the pitch, with SAFG United finishing second in the Sheffield and Hallamshire Women and Girls League Under 13 First Division, and also finishing runners-up in the Cup. “It’s not been about winning,

it’s about the development of the girls,” said Craig, 37, of Aldham Crescent, Wombwell. “So it’s a massive achievement to finish second in the league and runners-up in the cup. “They’ve been consistent all season with the ethos that has passed through from the coaching to the team. We are trying to replicate what Pete Goodlad has done at Athersley and make something we can sustain for ten or 20 years.” Initially funded by the two coaches, the team has gone from strength to strength since it was set up last year, signing up new coaches and establishing three teams – with Craig saying they were also in talks to set up under seven and under eight teams. The club has had players go on trial to Sheffield United, Doncaster Belles and Manchester City – one even turned down a contract with City to continue playing for SAFG United. “It’s all come from just two lads

with a massive passion for football,” said Craig. “We didn’t think how fast things would escalate, we thought it would be three or four years of struggle. “But the amount of people that have come forward to help us has been amazing. That community support is huge. “We’ve now got people saying ‘if you want to get back into a Regional Talent Club these lads are where you need to be’, which makes us really proud. “If we’ve done that in 18 months, what can we do in three or four years?” Next season, the team which was previously the under 13s will move to under 14 level, bringing with it a switch to full eleven-aside matches from nine versus nine. n SAFG United will be holding an open day on Saturday, June 8, at Royston Welfare Park, with anyone invited to show their skills and try out for one of the teams.

A LONG-STANDING school veteran who is retiring having taught thousands of children has said she is sad to be ‘leaving behind her family’. Linda Ravenscroft, of Wathupon-Dearne, is taking an early retirement after teaching pupils in the foundation stage at Sandhill Primary School in Great Houghton for 25 years. The 57-year-old had a special assembly and presentation at the school for her last day where she was given large bouquets of flowers and chocolates and was given a send-off by many of the children she has taught over the years. Speaking about what it was like to be at the school for so many years, Linda said: “When we first started, the school was at the top of the village and the nursery was like a little block round the back so we were separate in a way. “When I first started the children called us by our first names and I worked with a lady called Hazel so they called us Hazel and Linda and it was funny as one new member of staff thought it was one person and

asked for ‘HazelLinda’. “Obviously when we moved to this school building we had to be referred to as ‘Miss’ and ‘Mrs’, but I’ll always remember being known by my first name. “During my time here I’ve seen parents who I used to teach coming back with their children. “We’ve had lots of laughs and it has been an absolute pleasure to teach the children and look after them. “The parents, children and teachers at this school make it a proper community here and it has been a second home to me for 25 years.” Linda said she is taking an early retirement as she wants to spend time with family and visit her son who lives in Australia. Headteacher of Sandhill Primary School, Cheryl Egginton, said: “Linda has always worked in foundation stage and she has seen lots of changes throughout the years. “She’s a well-loved member of staff and adored by staff and children. She’s so well-known by everyone. It will be sad to see her go.”

Blooming good news for village CAWTHORNE is good to go with its first crop of street-mounted hanging baskets. It is hoped the baskets will all be in place and blooming in time for the village’s open gardens event next month. And the parish council was told that involvement in the scheme

would have been far higher if some of the costs had been met by the authority. As it is, the cost of the baskets is being covered by sponsorships and Barnsley Council will look after maintenance. Coun David Barron told the annual meeting that 20 baskets have

been organised and suggested letters of thanks be sent to those who have sponsored the floral decorations, which will be erected on lampposts around the village. “If the parish council had contributed there would have been three times as many,” said Coun Barron.

Dan runs 200 miles for charity

n Dan Williams.

THE equivalent of 200 miles will be run by a former Barnsley resident to raise money for two children’s charities. Dan Williams, formerly of Ward Green in Barnsley, now lives in Stevenage and will be taking part in 12 different events which will equate to 200 miles in total, for the Tiny Hearts Appeal and Clic Sargent charities. The Tiny Hearts Appeal is a campaign launched by the Barnsley Hospital Charity in 2014 with the aim to raise £1m to relocate and develop a new neonatal unit. Clic Sargent is a charity which

works to stop cancer destroying young lives by offering support and help to those who need it the most. He has named his endeavour ‘Dan’s Big 12 Challenge’ and has so far run the Welwyn 10k, Baldock Beast Half Marathon and full marathons in Manchester and Milton Keynes. Over the course of the rest of 2019, Dan will run St Albans Half Marathon, Leeds 10k, Thames Meander Marathon, Great North Run, Standalone 10k, Yorkshire Marathon, Stevenage Half Marathon and Hertfordshire Half Marathon.

“Training has been intermittent, but I’m currently back pounding the pavements, proving to myself and anyone who’ll lend me an ear that running these kind of distances is an achievable challenge,” said 34-year-old Dan. “It’s going to take a good amount of dedication – and my will power is going to have to finally overcome my love of beer and Cornish pasties – but it’ll be worth it in the long run.” n Anyone wanting to support Dan on his journey can do so by visiting his Just Giving page –

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WAB pictures of the week...

THE May bank holiday came and went and several of you shared photos of what you got up to. Here’s a round up of how you spent the day... RIGHT: Submitted by Sarah Fenton. BELOW: Sent in by, from left, Rob Symons, Lisa Watson and Vicky Harvey.

Race to see music star who is Hot Right Now SINCE her rise to prominence in 2012 she’s sold a staggering seven million singles, had 13 top ten hits and recorded a number one platinum-selling debut album Ora. Number-one singles Hot Right Now and How We Do (Party) established her as a household name and kept her atop the UK charts. Her arrival was so impactful that she became the artist with the most number-one singles on the UK singles chart that year, with three consecutive releases reaching the top position. On June 29, Rita Ora will be performing at the Doncaster Racecourse

following the Roncaster Races. WAB have teamed up with MP Productions and we’re giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to watch the show. To be in with a chance of winning just answer this question: “What is the name of the song Rita Ora sang with Tinie Tempah?” Send your answer along with your name and contact number to Alternatively post your answer to WAB Rita Ora, 47 Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AS. The competition closes on June 11.Good luck!

MiniWABer Isaac claims this week’s Playmania pass EACH week we give away a pass to Playmania to one of tarn’s cutest kids. This week’s winner is three-yearold Isaac. Int he dapper? Enjoy your time at Playmania!

From Jemima Gerrard-Beard.

Submitted by Shane Goodliffe.

ABOVE: Sent in by, from left Steve Hibbert and Emily Kitchen. BELOW: Sent in by, from left, Linda Lee, Corrine Oliver and Nichola Hindley.


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THIS week we meet three little superstars who have achieved great things over the last couple of weeks. First off is Dylan Fisher. The ten-year-old plays for Junior Tykes Under 10s and he was crowned top goal scorer. Good on you lad! Secondly we meet 11-year-old Georgia Braithwaite, who came third in her karate kata. What a fantastic achievement. Keep it up. And finally it’s ten-year-old Morgan Corbett, who has been excelling at Barnsley Gymnastics club. Keep up the good work! If you have a young sporting superstar you want to show off, email and we’ll be more than happy to showcase their achievements!

Reds turn to Stendel as Man Engine visits Elsecar WAB History takes a look through the archives at WAB news from years gone by. This week, we flash back to what hit the headlines last year... May 6 Daniel Stendel announced as new Barnsley FC manager DANIEL STENDEL has been appointed by the Tykes as new manager on a two-year contract. The 44-year-old German was previously head coach of Hannover, but left the club in March 2017. Barnsley have been searching for a replacement since Portuguese boss Jose Morais was sacked in the wake of relegation from the Championship. June 15 ’Man engine’ to come to Elsecar Heritage Centre THE largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain is coming to the Elsecar Heritage Centre and Wentworth Woodhouse. The Man Engine, a 36ft (11m) tall miner will visit as part of its 2018 Resurrection Tour. It is the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain and won the prestigious National Lottery Awards Best Arts Project in 2017. He will be coming to Wentworth and Elsecar on Saturday June 23 and Sunday 24 to help celebrate Barnsley’s proud mining heritage. Over the two days, Man Engine will star in a spectacular daytime and evening show. Yorkshire’s Man Engine festivities will begin at Elsecar Heritage Centre with the ‘after darker’, where pyrotechnics will light up the night sky. The celebrations will continue

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at Wentworth Woodhouse near Rotherham with a 1940s vintage-themed picnic. Entertainment will include live music, street performers, craft activities and food and drink stalls. Cllr Roy Miller, Barnsley Council’s Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said: “The arrival of Man Engine celebrates the iron and coal industrial heritage of both Elsecar and Wentworth in a big coming-together event. “We can’t wait for people from across Yorkshire to see the star of our show and experience some spectacular white-hot pyrotechnics.”

June 21 Barnsley Museums celebrate tarn’s history FROM June 23, Barnsley will celebrate its history in style. Barnsley Museums will be holding the first ever Experience Barnsley Festival featuring a mixture of family activities, films and special talks, where you can discover more about your local area. Discover the history of the Cooper Gallery, listen to the wonderful stories about Elsecar at the Iron Works and take a trip down memory lane or discover how Barnsley once was when Barnsley on film comes to the Lamproom Theatre.

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This was the WAB week... Loving the new modern look to the town, but parents’ parking on Shaw Lane less impressive HAVE you been down to the new Falco Lounge in town? It opened last week and I have to say it looks incredible. It was super busy on Friday lunchtime and it was wonderful to see. Tarn is really starting to take shape and to see how modern it is looking makes me excited to see the completed project. I went over to Shaw Lane just before half-term to watch a group of pupils from Holy Rood speak to motorists and issue ‘tickets’ to parents who park inappropriately when dropping their children at school. I was quite astonished to see the lack of consideration parents

have when it comes to parking their cars. There are three primary schools on Shaw Lane, so it does get very busy during drop-off time. And it’s alarming to see how badly parents park, especially on junctions and across zigzag lines, which are there for a a reason. I would hate for anyone to get hurt because of inconsiderate parking! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend. It’s nice to finally have the sun gracing us although there have been a few odd showers. I went to Sheffield to the Cabin Pancake and Waffle house for breakfast on Sunday.

Pet protection can be so vital for animal and spells peace of mind for owner PET vaccinations could save your pet’s life so make sure their protection is up to date. The arrival of your new puppy, kitten or rabbit is a joyous occasion and it is important for you to know that your new best friend is fit and well. The best way you’ll be able to do this is by visiting your local Abbey Vets to ensure your pet’s vaccinations are maintained and up to date. With eight practices to choose from, spread across South Yorkshire and North Sheffield, you’re sure to find a centre just a stone’s

And oh my gosh, it was amazing! I’d recommend it if you’re ever in Sheffield city centre. Not long now until the Young Champions awards night. I’m super excited to meet all the finalists and see who has won. But everyone who was nominated is a winner in my eyes, because if you go above and beyond and achieve something worth shouting about, you are a winner. I hope you all have a wonderful week. Love Island is now on so my evenings are sorted. ‘Ave a good week!

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Rooms or Bedsits LARGE double room, en suite, available now, Ardsley. No DSS – Tel. 07850 915702 ROOMS to let with en suite, Town centre location, all bills included, from £90 – £100 p/w Tel. 07787 988022

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Barnsley Independent, Tuesday, June 4, 2019 –


Experts Joinery

General Services


Aerial, Sat, CCTV, Wifi

Installation and Repairs

TV Aerial Compact, storm proof.


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

CCTV Systems Fitted and upgraded to meet

TV Points

your requirements. Watch your CCTV on all televisions.

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

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

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

Skip Hire


Prices from £90.00

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

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

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

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


Tel: 01226 754740

ALL WORK GUARANTEED Available 8am-late 7 days

Tipping facilities available


3 tonne to 35 tonne skips available


01709 870909 3 ton skip....£110 5 ton skip....£150 6 ton skip....£180 Ring for details

01226 725398 07808 218421

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

Waste Carriers Licence

All Purpose Skips 2 TON / 3 TON 1 TON RHINO BAG

7 days a week Same day delivery

Tel. 07811 188298




01226 734666

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

Tel. 07546 178973

email: All aspects of domestic electrical work undertaken

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

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 PAINTER and Decorator, 48 years experience, Free quotes, OAP reductions – Tel Melvyn Barnsley 724027, 07894 403608 FEMALE decorator, free quotes, reduction on OAP's call JaneTel. 07805062842

01226 491726 07713058110

HANDYMAN, 30 years experience including, joinery, laminate floors, flat pack, plumbing, light fittings. Call Paul – Tel. 07851 974443 CHIMNEY Sweep. C & G qualified, vac / brush, good clean service. Insured. Fire spares supplied - Tel. Dave, Barnsley 242357

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

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

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

Security Services


Ex British Gas-30yrs Exp.

New Boilers Fitted From£1295

10 yrs - warranty

Servicing & Repairs

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

• All Gas & Plumbing work done • Gas Safe Registered • Free Quotes - Quick Response Call Wayne

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

Tel: 01226 712576 Mob: 07722 510322

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


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


01226 236834 07960 829455

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

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

07834 189868

• Coving • Tiling • Artexing • Plastering Contact Kev

From £30

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Best Prices & Quality Work 40 Years Experience

Telephone 01226 387517 Mobile 07789 772451


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HANDYMAN, inside/out. Fencing, gardening, decorating, plastering, flagging. No job too small – Tel. 07841 909211 or Barnsley 712526


Plastering and Artexing

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


FENTONS RUBBISH REMOVALS Anything and everything

Velux windows.

Family Run Since 1981

BOMBERS Services. Household rubbish and old furniture disposed of from £10. Environmental Licence shown on request. Receipt given for all waste collected, BMBC approved. No job too small, same day service – Tel. 07760 480019 ABA Rubbish removed, house, garden, garage waste, anything and everything. Fully licensed, free collection of scrap metal - Tel. 07593 614511

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,

Allen’s Aerials


Loft Storage Solutions Ltd

For quotation contact Mike Freephone 0800 3890588 or 07801 660760

01226 388200 or 01226 701161 or 07920 180076

Open: Mon to Sat

We can set up all your viewing equipment


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


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

safety checks

G All work undertaken G No job too small

Andy: 07795 145726 Justin: 07947 348549 01226 321122

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



01226 745001 07950 735586 Established 1993


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

Call Rob

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

Roof Repairs


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


• Boiler breakdowns • Tap washers • Servicing TEL. BARRIE

01226 751048 07785 261711

All roofing work undertaken

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





07414 108 333 01226 934200

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

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