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Outstanding Wombwell primary school joins a select group after winning high praise from Ofsted inspectors Page 2

The Barnsley Subway sandwich shop opener who is a fundraising phenomenon – and a television star Page 5

Police are investigating an alleged assault on Barnsley’s head coach following the vital win over Fleetwood Page 14

Action plan in place to stop shoplifters A POLICE action plan has been drawn up in a bid to reduce rising thefts affecting the town centre’s businesses and nearby supermarkets. Shoplifting figures for the town centre accounted for 14.2 per cent of all crimes committed last year, leading the police to work alongside shops’ management teams to prevent theft. Toiletries, perfume, meat, jewellery, baby milk and alcohol top the list of the most-stolen items with Boots, on Cheapside, Asda, Old Mill Lane and Morrisons, on Westway, being the three main targets. Chief Inspector Mark James said officers had met with representatives from the supermarkets to discuss staff training and other ways to help reduce theft. “Undoubtedly low level retail crime and low value thefts remain a problem both in the town centre and in some of Barnsley’s larger supermarkets. “This is a reflection of both crime and social challenges over the last few years. While not decrying the seriousness of any crime, with shrinking resources since 2010, the police have had to prioritise resources around tackling issues repre-

senting serious risk and harm to people often over more volume-based matters. “In more recent times, the investment and implementation of resources back into neighbourhood policing, by both South Yorkshire Police and Barnsley Council locally, has assisted in redirecting resources to more local priorities.” Asda, which has been a priority for officers on and off for the last 12 months, drew criticism from police bosses due to their insistence on leaving crates of alcohol near the combined entrance and exit doors, a ploy which the police said played into thieves’ hands. Chf Insp James added. “Our focus around retail crime has been through a different approach involving working with partners - public and private, and the shops and stores themselves. “We proactively target offenders through patrols and stop searches in relevant areas, and we have invested in CCTV and human resources with the council to address these issues. “I appreciate that challenges do and will always remain, but the police especially are committed to tackling them in partnership with all our residents.”

INBRIEF... Duo detained after car chase TWO men were detained following a pursuit from Nottingham which ended in Monk Bretton. At 12.25am on Saturday, Nottingham Police were pursuing a Volkswagen Golf when it crossed the boarder into Yorkshire on the A1. South Yorkshire Police and a police helicopter pursued the vehicle from Rotherham and followed it to Burton Road, Monk Bretton. The two occupants of the vehicle abandoned the car and ran into a pub. They were detained and the vehicle was found to be stolen.

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APRIL FOOLS: The juggling chef performed to crowds in the market on Thursday. The performance is part of ‘Funny Thursday’ and the town’s comedy fest. PD086967

BARNSLEY Hospice has appealed to the public to put themselves forward for volunteering for a charity day which will take place next month. The event will be held at Barnsley Trades Club, on Racecommon Road, on Sunday May 5 from 2pm until 8pm. Four volunteers are required to take entry fees at two-hour slots at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm and collect with buckets or sell raffle tickets around the concert room. For more information, visit

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n TOP OF THE CLASS: Celebrating a remarkable Ofsted report are Kings Oak Primary headteacher Alison Wilkes and pupils Izabella Spencer, Olivia Smythe, Lewis Laban, McKenzie Furniss, Eve Cunningham and Izaac Baldwin. Picture: Wes Hobson. PD086992

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‘Outstanding’ Ofsted report for Kings Oak A PRIMARY school is celebrating its first ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report – and has joined a select group in being deemed outstanding in every area. Kings Oak Primary Learning Centre, in Wombwell, received the judgement in its most recent report which praised the school’s leadership and its ‘inspirational’ principal. Alison Wilks, who has been in her post as principal since the school opened in 2005, said she always believed the school would eventually get the ‘outstanding’ judgement and praised her staff for their hard work. “I said from the very beginning to parents and the wider community that I believe this school should be an outstanding school,” said Alison. “We’ve always had good teaching and learning but not quite got the results, because it has taken time to embed that. “To be rated outstanding in

every area is a credit to the brilliant team of people that work at the school, and it is well deserved. They have a relentless drive and determination. “To get outstanding in all areas is the icing on the cake. I think I would’ve accepted three out of five.” The school was rated as ‘good’ in its first inspection, in 2007, before being deemed ‘satisfactory’ and then attaining a ‘good’ judgement in its last report in 2012. “I believe we’re the first to get outstanding across the board in 2019,” said Alison. “And the other outstanding schools in Barnsley all had their inspections a few years ago. “It’s been a long journey in some respects, but I’ve loved every day.” In all 22 per cent of Barnsley’s 77 primary schools are rated as outstanding overall according to Ofsted, and Kings Oak joins 17

of these in being rated as outstanding in every area. Alison said the inspection had noted the team’s ‘distributed leadership’ style that means ‘everybody is able to be a leader’. “It’s not just me leading as the head,” she continued. “People are allowed to take risks, because we all want the same thing. “The inspector said we had leaders coming out of the woodwork.” The inspection team led by Eve Morris said in its report: “The inspirational headteacher leads the staff team by the example of her own relentless drive to improve outcomes for all pupils. “Governors and senior leaders have been fully supportive in establishing a culture of the highest expectations and aspirations for all. “Teachers and pupils have risen to the challenge.”

Industrial units in the pipeline PLANS for more than 140,000 sq ft of new industrial units are set to be given the go ahead at the council’s planning board. Everill Gate Properties submitted an application to Barnsley Council in 2018 for a site off Everill Gate Lane in Wombwell. The 8.87-acre site is located

in an area which currently occupies a range of otherindustrial estates and office units, with the proposed development adding to this. Four blocks providing 142,000 sq ft of new industrial space would be developed – these will include two blocks of starter units, compromising ten units in

total, ranging from 1,500 sq ft to 3,000 sq ft. Two larger units of 30,000 sq ft and 90,000 sq ft would also be built. The scheme will also include 254 parking spaces as well as new access to Everill Gate Lane. The planning board will discuss and vote on the plans today.

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Cats protection group on lookout for foster carers A CHARITY which rehomes stray and abandoned cats is appealing for people to become fosterers. Cats Protection Barnsley is looking for volunteers to become fosterers and give cats temporary homes until they find new families. Jackie Antoniak, 59, has been fostering cats since May last year and says it is tough, but rewarding, work – especially for cat lovers like her. “Once you start doing it you realise how many stray and abandoned cats there are,” said Jackie, of Linburn Close, Royston. “I always want to do more. “They get an awful lot of cats, but unless there’s somewhere to place them they can’t be taken in. “You have to be available to

put enough time aside to socialise with the cat until they’re ready, which is about two or three hours a day, and you need a spare room, which is difficult in itself.” Jackie is currently caring for four-week-old kitten Milly, who was found abandoned with her umbilical cord still attached as a newborn and hand-reared back to health. Jackie usually takes on two or three cats at a time, but fosterers can take up to six at a time from the same litter. Jackie has rehomed 18 cats since she started volunteering. “It’s very rewarding,” she said. “When they go to a new home, you know where they’ve been and you see that confidence build. It’s lovely to see them in

their forever home, even though I cry every time.” Wendy Bell of Cats Protection Barnsley said: “We’re desperate for fosterers. “We have three fosterers who are looking to help around 200 cats a year, and that’s increasing every year. “There’s always a waiting list and we can only turn cats away, which is heartbreaking.” Cats Protection has been supporting cats and cat owners in Barnsley for 37 years. It successfully rehomes around 200 cats a year, and its neutering campaign has prevented unwanted litters from more than 1,500 cats. n For more information on becoming a fosterer, contact Cats Protection on 781998.

Cannon Hall’s taste of past CHILDREN can enjoy cooking in a Victorian kitchen during the Easter Holidays. They can make chick biscuits and fondant treats which they can bake and take home. The baking session will run from 1-3pm today at Cannon Hall.

It is suitable for children aged five to 11. They must be accompanied by an adult and a tin is needed to take the baking home. Cannon Hall is also offering an adults cookery club where hot cross scones and traditional

scious with facial injuries and requiring hospital treatment. Her husband, a 42-year-old man, attempted to help his wife and was also assaulted by Allsopp, leaving him with cuts and bruises to his back. PC Greg Brice, investigating officer, said: “The victims in this case were subject to an unprovoked attack by Allsopp, and I am pleased he has been given a custodial sentence to reflect this. “I want to take this opportunity to thank the victims and their family for their support throughout our investigation. “I hope they can both find some closure following this traumatic n IMPRISONED: Philip Allsopp and terrifying experience.”

POLICE are appealing for information following a collision between two cars in Barnsley earlier this month. On Sunday April 7 at 10.15pm, a silver Vauxhall Astra and black Seat Leon were travelling down Dearne Valley Parkway, towards Cortonwood Retail Park, from the direction of Hemingfield. It is believed that a

4x4 vehicle was also involved in the incident but fled the scene. A police spokesperson said: “Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or the manner of the driving prior to the collision and those who may have any dash-cam footage of the incident. “Please call 101 quoting incident 953 of April 7.”

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simnel cookies can be baked to enjoy over the Easter period. The cooking session will run from 1-3.30pm tomorrow, and a large tin is needed. To book tickets visit the Cannon Hall website under the ‘what’s on’ tab.

Man jailed for unprovoked attack A MAN has been jailed after he assaulted a couple, leaving a woman unconscious. Philip Allsopp, 42, of Chatsworth Road, Barnsley, was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court to 25 months in prison and a five-year restraining order, after admitting to charges of grievous bodily harm and common assault. Allsopp’s victims had been enjoying a day out with their family at Wilthorpe Park in Barnsley on September 16, when they were attacked on their way home. A 39-year-old woman was walking down Wilthorpe Avenue when Allsopp launched an unprovoked attack on her, leaving her uncon-

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Generous Jo will give trio of girls free prom preparation A MAKE-UP artist will be offering her services for free to girls who cannot afford to get their makeup done for prom. Jo Shaw, 27, of Valley Drive, Grimethorpe, has been qualified in makeup artistry for two years and she currently works upstairs at VictorVictoria on Royal Street, Barnsley. With prom season approaching and Jo aware of how expensive such events can be for parents, she decided to offer prom

packages to three girls who will not be able to afford it on their big day. She said: “Prom season is fast approaching and I have had several enquiries from mothers and students wanting to have their makeup done. “On average, makeup artists charge around £35, but it can cost up to £60 depending on which look you are wanting. “When you take into account your hair, dress, shoes, transport, spending

money and the ticket for prom, it all adds up and the rising costs will be daunting to some families. “I wanted to offer my service free to put a smile on their face and allow them to feel glam for prom and give parents or carers one less item on the list to pay for.” Jo is asking any families who wish to speak to her to contact her via a private message on her business page on Facebook, Jo Shaw makeup artistry and skincare.

Academy takes fast action on Ofsted report A SCHOOL in Royston is already addressing areas of improvement as advised by Ofsted in its most recent inspection. Meadstead Primary Academy was told it ‘requires improvement’ when inspectors visited in January, despite being rated as ‘good’ in the ‘effectiveness of leadership and management’, ‘personal development, behaviour and welfare’ and ‘early provision’ categories. The report stated that: “Parents have a positive view of the school and have confidence in the leadership. Pupils enjoy coming to school and attend well. Pupils are respectful, kind and considerate. “Leaders’ actions are leading to improving teaching in the early years and key stage one, where children and pupils are beginning to make better progress. “The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is variable.” A spokesman for the school said: “Meadstead Primary Academy were visited by Ofsted for a two-day inspection in January 2019. “The team concluded that the academy ‘requires improvement’ despite the improvements made over the last few years, with outcomes across all key stages improving year on year. “The team are understandably upset by this overall judgement but accept that there are areas that need to improve. “We were delighted, however, that a number

of areas were rated as ‘good’ – the effectiveness of our leadership and management, pupils’ personal development and welfare, and early years provision. “The report highlights many positives, illustrating the fantastic work that is happening at Meadstead. “Everyone at Meadstead is working hard to build on these positives and to address the areas of improvement set out in the report. “During the inspection, we had some concerns about the conduct of the inspection team and inaccuracies in the draft report. “As such, we submitted a formal complaint to Ofsted, and this has taken nine weeks to resolve which has led to a delay in sharing the final report. “Not withstanding these concerns, everyone at Meadstead has been encouraged by the message of support received with regards all the great things happening on a daily basis.” Service director at Barnsley Council, Margaret Libreri, said: “Standards in Meadstead Primary School are continuously improving. “In reading, writing and maths this year, the school was in line with national results at the end of key stage two. “Leadership in the school is good and we have every confidence the school will continue to improve, and achieve a good Ofsted judgement at its next inspection.”

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Service 28 to take more direct route ALTERATIONS are being made to bus service 28 between Barnsley, Hemsworth and Pontefract after a public consultation was held in January. From Sunday April 28, it will follow a more direct route between Hemsworth and Pontefract, providing customers with a faster journey and improving punctuality. The previous route was proving difficult to maintain to the timetable as traffic congestion throughout the route has worsened. John Young, commercial director of Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “This change will benefit the vast majority of our service 28 customers. “We know punctuality is absolutely key and we are determined to provide a reliable service. “Unfortunately we will no longer be serving Purston Jaglin, although an average of only 2.3 passengers per trip will be inconvenienced by this change.”

Easter bus schedule is confirmed CHANGES to Stagecoach bus services over the Easter period have been announced. Services will run as normal up to and including Thursday. A Saturday service will operate on Good Friday on most services. A normal Saturday service will operate on Saturday. On Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, a Sunday service will operate. Buses will return to normal running from next Tuesday April 23. For more information visit www. or follow @ StagecoachYrks on Twitter.

Town’s new Subway owner is One special businesswoman LOCAL businesswoman Kareemaa Musa, who opened a Subway sandwich takeaway and raised funds to build a school in Sudan, has featured on The One Show. The BBC One programme followed Kareemaa’s story from losing her husband unexpectedly to becoming a shop owner and funding a new school. Kareemaa and her late husband, Hamid, together owned a convenience shop in Wombwell called Hough Lane Stores. But the pair, and their two daughters Hannah and Ayaana, decided to shut up shop in 2014 to pursue Hamid’s dream of becoming a Subway franchise owner. Together they started the application process to open their own Subway shop at the retail park at Harborough Hills and were accepted to become franchisees. However, not long after this news, Hamid died from a heart condition, leaving Kareemaa with the decision of whether or not to carry on the process. She decided to proceed – alongside starting a fundraiser in her husband’s memory called Hamid’s Helping Hands. The money raised from Kareemaa’s efforts has gone to the Penny Appeal, which works in 33 crisis-hit countries to help people suffering, and so far, Hamid’s Helping Hands has managed to raise enough money to build a school in Sudan. “The reason why I did all this and the fundraising is because my children aren’t the only people who have lost a parent, so carrying on like this I feel really helps,” said Kareemaa. “My girls have had hardly any time off school during this process, and while they really really do miss their dad, they are still happy children.

TV TIMES: Kareemaa Musa. Picture: Shaun Colborn. PD086705

“I show them that giving up isn’t a choice and we have to carry on. I want to inspire my girls that they can follow their dreams even though their dad’s not here and that’s what he would have wanted for them. “Taking part in the show for me was about raising well-being issues. “People need to focus on the positives in life, I think that advice will help other parents and children who are going through the same kind of thing. “I’m really passionate about helping people and I want to be a real inspiration to my girls.” During Kareemaa’s franchise process, she was approached by The One Show as they were looking to do a feature on how to become a Subway shop owner, and liked the background to her story.

Crossing reopens for matches THE Jumble Lane crossing which has been closed and replaced with a temporary bridge will reopen on Barnsley FC home match days until the end of the current season. The crossing, which was closed last month by Network Rail, will reopen between 1-7pm on Friday, when Barnsley face Shrewsbury

Town, and then on Saturday April 27, when Blackpool are the visitors, to allow fans to cross on their way to and from Oakwell. During these times, the temporary bridge will close. If the Reds end up in the play-offs rather than gaining automatic promotion, the crossing will reopen for the home leg of the play-off semi-

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Villagers tackle speed concerns COMMUNITY-LED speed watches could be brought in on roads with ongoing issues in Athersley, Darton and Mapplewell. The project, which has been revealed for the villages due to ongoing complaints about speeding vehicles, will involve residents and PCSOs. A speed gun, which is currently being recalibrated following successful operations elsewhere

in Barnsley, will be deployed at locations deemed to have had a high amount of reports. “It’ll come into effect where there’s prevalent issues,” said Sgt Dave Baines. “Someone from the police will oversee the work. “But it’s very much a community-led project and we’d like anyone who’s interested to get in touch with their local PCSOs.”

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She added: “When they approached me I didn’t know whether to do it or not, but then my daughter said ‘Mum, you always tell us to take the opportunity so you should take this’. “The episodes include interviews with Rachana, who is the development agent that looks after the franchise territory, in-store training, online training, when I had to go to Cambridge for two weeks of intense training, me getting the keys, recruiting, a video diary and interviews with the girls. “If Hamid was here he would have been so proud of us. “When we first sold the business we could have moved to America and set up the franchise there, but now I’m glad we did it here.” The grand opening of the store will take place on April 26 and the episodes can still be watched on BBC iPlayer.


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Union’s concern over possible changes to school dinner service SENIOR officers at Barnsley Council are said to be considering a report which recommends that its existing school dinners service is scrapped – because it does not expect to make a profit. If approved, councillors could vote on whether to go ahead with the proposal at a ruling cabinet meeting next month, according to trade union UNISON. This would formalise the notion and give primary schools just six months to find other ways to feed about 8,000 children. UNISON has warned this could cause job losses and pay cuts for 220 cooks and catering staff as well as worry for parents whose children may not get a hot meal at school. The 48 schools the council currently caters for makes it the largest provider in Barnsley, but

the authority is concerned it will not make a profit because five schools are planning on buying meals from the private sector, the union says. Robin Symonds, from UNISON, said: “Cooking school meals should not be about making a profit, it should be about giving children in Barnsley the best start in life, and the plan has all the ingredients to be a disaster. “This is a public service, not a business, but sadly Barnsley Council seems to have lost sight of that and if councillors scrap the schools meals service it will be a dereliction of duty. “They will be turning their backs on thousands of children with more than 40 schools scrambling around to find a replacement service with very little notice.” A Barnsley Council spokesman said it’s still in discussions but

said youngsters will not be left without meals. They added: “We’re currently in confidential discussions with the trade unions as part of an agreed process we use to look at different ways of delivering our services. At this point in time, a number of options are being discussed and we’re gathering feedback. “Schools will not be losing their school meal provision. “We want to be clear that there’s still discussion and debate to happen around who provides this provision in the future and no decisions have been taken. “It’s worrying that UNISON has decided to break this confidentiality and cause undue stress to our staff and their members. “This is something we’re looking into.”

Cannon Hall’s fresh take on Easter egg hunt A FARM has joined forces with a theatre company to bring an Easter egg hunt with a difference. Cannon Hall Farm, based in Cawthorne, will have Easter Bunny’s apprentices taking over the farm over the next two weeks. The farm have teamed up with Doncaster-based theatre company Talegate Theatre Productions for an Easter egg hunt with a difference. The children join the factory bunnies for a series of challenges like an egg and spoon race, egg shy and fixing the cogs for the egg machine. They can then visit the Easter Bunny in his grotto and receive a chocolate egg to take home. Robert Nicholson, farm director, said: “Easter is always a busy time for us as its the start of Spring and we are in our busiest time for lambing. “Really, there’s plenty to see just on the farm alone but we always like

to offer that something extra to keep the kids entertained all day. Talegate always do a great job for us when they do pantos so we are thrilled they can come back this year. “We really suffered with weather last year – the Beast from the East bit us hard and we were almost knee deep in snow some days. We’re keeping everything crossed for a better outcome this year.” As well as the usual farm fun – a packed agenda of sheep and ferret racing, tractor trailer rides, meerkat talks, milking demos and Shire horse talks – you can also explore the amazing adventure playgrounds (including soft play) for the full day. The event runs April 13 to April 22 and discounted tickets are available online for £10.95 per person (plus booking fee). Full price admission tickets will still be available to purchase on the gate on the day for £13.95 per person.

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Police told: Don’t forget Thurgoland A POLICE comment on village crime in Thurgoland got a cool response from parish councillors. Council chairman Bob Blythe said a statement from the chief constable’s office ‘could have been about anywhere’. At its meeting in March, the council decided to write to police about their concerns over rising local crime and the number of officers deployed in the area. Clerk Avril Sturdy said a reply had been received which said ‘a review is underway about engagement opportunities to capture local priorities to cover the wider

area and not just Penistone town centre’. The statement also said officers were working with West Yorkshire police on cross-border problems and addressing rural crime. “They want to know which categories of crime are on the rise so they can address these,” said Mrs Sturdy. She had also been told that ‘pop-up police stations’ were planned to make the team more accessible in rural areas and that people were being urged to use the police website more to get information.

The statement said there would be an update later in April. “We are particularly concerned about Thurgoland and that response could have been written about any area,” said Coun Blythe. “We don’t want them to forget we are here.” Coun Ann Hamblen said: “What does this statement really mean? What are they actually doing?“ Mrs Sturdy said: “They say they are patrolling in the early hours.” It was agreed that Coun Sylvia Oxley would attend the next local crime and safety group meeting to check on any developments.

BOOKWORMS: Outwood Primary Academy Littleworth Grange is encouraging pupils to trade books in a new scheme which aims to ensure reading material for all. Principal Gemma Kilner watches over Lucas Bell, Josh Touhy, McCoy Stewart, Lillie Todd, Isobell Kirk and Fraya Downe-Allen. PD087001

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Voluntary service is taking Central line to reduce loneliness A PROJECT to reduce social isolation cases among the elderly population has helped more than 100 people aged 50 and above in the last quarter. Run by the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) on behalf of the Central Area Council – which covers the Central, Kingstone, Stairfoot, Worsbrough and Dodworth wards – it is designed to assist older people by helping them to access social activities in their communities. The £100,000-per-year initiative, which began in July 2017, will remain in place until June next year after councillors gave the nod for it to continue. The area council’s manager, Carol Brady, said: “A comprehensive monitoring report for the contract was submitted by RVS, relating to the last quarter which includes October to December of last year.

“A total of 134 people aged over 50 have been engaged by RVS in the quarter, including 33 males and 101 females, with 70 of those being over the age of 71.” Twenty-four new referrals came through the social prescribing service, My Best Life, which is a partnership between South Yorkshire Housing Association and Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and supports residents. Every GP in Barnsley is now involved with the scheme, which will run until 2020 before another assessment is carried out to assess how much it’s required in the town. Ms Brady added: “Referrals for people aged between 50 and 60 are rising and it is anticipated that the number for this age range will continue to increase. “Reducing loneliness and iso-

lation in adults and older people was agreed as a priority for the Central Area Council, with an acknowledgement that this continues to be an ongoing priority.” RVS, based at Priory Campus, on Pontefract Road, Barnsley, has implemented a ‘good neighbour’ service in villages, in which samaritans offer help to ageing people who need assistance, with 13 new recruits joining during the quarter. A spokesperson from the RVS said: “It’s a way of helping people stay independent while providing friendly social contact and making sure they’re safe and well. “Good neighbours help counter social isolation and the service can act as a pre-emptive step to keep those who are vulnerable out of hospital.”

TOP JOB: Yiannis Koursis.

College confirms new chief BARNSLEY College has announced its new principal and chief executive officer. Yiannis Koursis has been with the college since 2016 as deputy principal for development, joining from Loughborough College where he was vice principal. He has been serving as interim principal and CEO of the college since the departure of previous principal, Chris Webb, earlier this year. Originally from Greece, Yiannis came to the UK in 1999 to further his studies.

He is married to Liz with two young children and has over ten years’ experience as a senior leader in the Further Education sector. Simon Perryman, chairman of governors, said: “We are delighted to have secured the appointment of Yiannis to lead Barnsley College and continue to promote our vision of ‘transforming lives’. “Yiannis will strive to further grow and develop our college as we continue to ensure that all our students have a great time, achieve their aims and progress

onto work or higher education.” Yiannis, 43, said: “I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to lead and further grow an exceptional college. “I have thoroughly enjoyed being deputy principal for the last three years, working with an outstanding staff team and fantastic students, and I really look forward to working with governors to build and strengthen our links in the local community and beyond.” Yiannis takes up his role with immediate effect.

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Bid to keep popular bus service running TALKS aimed at securing the future of a popular rural bus service for Penistone and surrounding Barnsley villages, set up and operated with council funding, are still continuing as current finances are on the point of drying up. The Penistone local link service was established more than a year ago to provide a circular bus service through surrounding villages hit by reduced services following the collapse of commercial operator Tates Travel. Funding for the project was provided by Penistone Area Council, a subsidiary of Barnsley Council with a budget to be spent on improving the district for residents. The service, operated by the South Pennine Community Bus organisation, has been deemed a success in providing improved links for residents who would have otherwise had problems getting between their homes and other locations in the area.


But the objective was always that the service should not rely on Area Council cash long-term, though an initial year’s funding was extended by another six months. Councillors have been told talks between South Pennine and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, which provides money to subsidise some bus services, were ongoing. Discussions have also been taking place with businesses in the area, in the hope of securing sponsorship. That is likely to progress into the summer and councillors have suggested that South Pennine apply for assistance from their grants fund, an alternative form of financial support, to help bridge the gap while they work to get external funding in place. A full report on the future of the service is expected when the Area Council next meets in June.

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New estate in line for former school grounds A FORMER school site which has been derelict for seven years is expected to be given planning consent in order for a 41-home estate to be created. Partner Construction Ltd wants to transform the site on Nanny Marr Road, Darfield, once home to Foulstone school, which includes 33 three-bedroom and eight two-bedroom houses – 35 of which will be classed as ‘affordable’. The plans also leave space for a retail scheme to be created later on part of the site, which was closed and demolished after the Netherwood Advanced Learning Centre opened in 2012. Barnsley Council’s planning board

will meet at the town hall to discuss the scheme this afternoon, although the application has been earmarked to be approved. Six letters of objection have been received, which has seen opposition lodged due to traffic increase; safety; parking issues; concerns over the retail development and ‘limited consultation’. A footpath through the site, linking to the Miners’ Welfare Park, has been agreed and part of the off-site greenspace contribution will be used to link this to the existing paths within the park, according to a council report. A Section 106 agreement - funds put aside by developers for loss of amenity – could total more than £72,000.

GREEN FINGERS: The Churchfield team, led by Doreen Cureton.

Q VOLUNTEERS have been making the most of the Spring sunshine to boost an award-winning town-centre public space. At Churchfield Peace Gardens, which bagged a platinum award at last summer’s Yorkshire in Bloom competition, Doreen Cureton marshalled her green-fingered troops, who were on hand to help plant spring bedding. The volunteers’ work is set to step up in the coming months as the venue gears up for the annual competition in the summer. Doreen said: “It’s such a brilliant space and it’s a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of Barnsley town centre. “Our volunteering days always increase as the warmer months set in so we’re always on the lookout for more people to join us.”

Creative ‘crafternoon’ at library JOIN Dodworth Library with Fair and Funky, who run school and community workshops, for a ‘crafternoon’ session. On Thursday, there will be an afternoon of free crafting, centred around recycling and looking at the

impact we all have on people and the planet. Contribute to community art piece – ‘Scrap That Plastic’ – and make your own piece of artwork to take home. The drop-in session takes place from 11am-1pm.

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Council plan to bring empty homes into use set for go-ahead A PROJECT which will bring longterm empty homes back into use in a bid to alleviate Barnsley’s 7,000-strong waiting list for council housing is expected to be agreed tomorrow. According to a report which will be discussed by cabinet, the project, which forms the local authority’s empty homes acquisitions programme, will see some of Barnsley’s 1,485 long-term empty homes (currently owned by private landlords or housing associations) continue to be purchased and brought back to the market. A total of 205 properties were purchased by the council across the borough as part of the previous programme, which bosses said represented excellent value for money having snapped up homes on average 12.5 per cent below market value.

An example of such work is on Carlton Street, Grimethorpe, where the council bought 22 Yorkshire Housing properties at a cost of just £13,863 per dwelling – homes which had been unoccupied and had fallen into disrepair but are now back in use. The report said: “A number of housing associations are seeking to reduce their social rented housing stock in the borough often, but not exclusively, to fund newbuild housing programmes. “The council is regularly approached to see if it would wish to purchase, prior to the properties being sold on the open market. There are two main benefits for local people arising from the programme as it reduces the number of empty homes and maintains the number of dwellings available for council letting at social rent.

“Some of the properties involve major refurbishments and the work provides a variety of experience for apprentices involved in the partnership between Berneslai Homes and Kier.” Latest performance figures show the council brought 171 homes back into use between April and December last year, reducing the number of long-term empty homes by four per cent – bucking the national trend which has seen a rise of six per cent. “Having and maintaining an affordable home is an important part of tackling the impact of poverty and health inequalities,” the report added. “Maintaining adequate numbers of well-managed, low cost and good quality council-owned properties is therefore a major part of tackling poverty and health inequalities within the borough.”

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Oakhill footballers are gearing up for final OAKHILL Primary Academy has made it to the final of a football tournament in which they will go head-to-head with Penistone St John’s Primary at Oakwell next weekend. The team managed to book their place in the final by beating other schools in the borough as part of Bruce Dyer and Bobby Hassell’s Love Life Cup Challenge – which is now in its sixth year.

The teams will play in the final at Oakwell during half-time a week on Saturday in front of a stadium full of Barnsley and Blackpool supporters. PE teacher at Oakhill Primary, Chloe Goodman, said: “The kids are really happy and really proud of themselves and as a teacher I’m unbelievably proud of them too, I think they’ve got what it takes to win.”

Positive year for ward alliance A WARD alliance group has praised members as it looks to recruit new blood. The Kingstone Ward Alliance has recently celebrated a successful year, delivering more than 12 community clean-up and engagement events across the borough, in addition to giving grants to help set up new community groups and support existing groups. The Kingstone group is now

aiming to recruit new members and set new priorities for the next 12 months. Members need to represent the whole of the Kingstone ward and the diversity of its residents and be willing to organise and get involved with ward alliance activities. The Kingstone Ward Alliance is made up of the three local councillors and 12 local residents. They set local priorities and have

a budget of £20,000 this year to help deliver them, through events, commissioning work, setting up new community groups and supporting existing groups, including churches, and faith groups. For more details contact one of the councillors for the Kingstone ard or Community Development Officer Doreen Gwilliam on HAPPY CENTENARY: Members of the Barnsley Musical Theatre Group. or 01226 775707.

Theatre group ready to mark centenary with two free shows A THEATRE group which began in 1919 is marking its centenary with two free shows. When the group started it was named the Barnsley Amateur Charity Operatic Society. But a few years ago it changed to Barnsley Musical Theatre Group to make it more modern. The society recently held a celebratory dinner with more than 80 guests, where it welcomed people who have performed over the years and who have helped out. Next month the group will be taking part in a production which will

celebrate the musicals previously performed, including Billy Elliot, The King and I, Oliver, Wicked, Les Miserables and many others. The celebratory performance will take place at Horizon Theatre on Friday May 10 at 7pm and Saturday May 11 at 2pm. Both shows are free to attend with donations being invited at the end of the show – all of which will go back into the group. Tickets can be obtained at the door on performance day or reserved in advance by calling 241912 or 781342.

Car-fire passengers unhurt

FIREFIGHTERS based at Cudworth station took part in a sponsored car wash to raise funds for a national charity.

Green Watch were on washing duty on behalf of the Firefighters Charity, which offers a support system for past and present members of the service.

PASSENGERS made a lucky escape after the car they were travelling in set alight. Firefighters from Tankersley were called to the M1 Northbound between junctions 36 and 37 at 6.44am last Thursday after reports of a car fire. Crews attended but the fire was already out by the time they arrived.

Back-up crews were told to stand down and firefighters remained on the scene until 7.15am to ensure the safety of the passengers who were stuck on the roadside with the car no longer driveable. Nobody was injured during the incident, which started accidentally due to overheating.

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Barnsley Independent, Tuesday, April 16, 2019 –

WAB pictures of the week... ON Wednesday it was National Siblings Day. We asked you to send your favourite photo of you and you sibling or your child and their sibling to mark the day ...

From Andrea McNicholas. Sent in by Emma Green.

Art of Football has the great game down to a T! That one second that changes everything. The sudden rush of ecstasy, the complete loss of all inhibitions, the wild celebrations. You love everyone around you and everybody loves you. You’re even embracing the old man behind you as though he were your long-lost father. There’s not many better feelings than a stoppage-time goal. When it comes to football, those extreme highs and lows we experience in a game are the reasons we go, and keep on going. When the ball hits the net, or is dramatically prevented from hitting the net, all the problems

and dull mediocrities of everyday life just go out the window. It is a beautiful moment of complete joy. The Art of Football immortalises and captures moments of football and recreates the moment on a T-shirt, so you can wear it with pride and remember that moment. WAB have teamed up with the Art of Football and we’re giving one lucky reader the opportunity to win a Barnsley

Sent in by Steph Bell. From Chloe Renshaw.

FC themed T-shirt or jumper. In order to win just answer this question: How many matches did Barnsley FC go undefeated this season? Send your answer along with your name to or post your answer to WAB Football, 47 Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AS. The closing date is April 30. Good luck!

Above: Sent in by Beth Sykes. Left: From Tracey Beardmore.

MiniWABer Mason is off to Playmania this week... EACH week we give away a pass to Playmania to one of Tarn’s cutest kids. This week’s winner is twoyear-old Mason Finnerty. Isn’t he cute? Enjoy your time at Playmania Mason!

Sent in by Rob Hirst.

From Justine Bilton.

From Gillian Hill.

Provided by, from left, Nichola Gray, Lucy Hines, Helen Pugh and Emma Pell.


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A week in WAB history...

Farm plans get green light as age of steam returns WAB History takes a look through the archives at WAB news from years gone by. This week, we flash back to April 2012... April 3 Farm set for expansion A MAJOR expansion at Cannon Hall Farm which will transform it into a year-round tourist attraction has been given the go-ahead. The owners will build a bigger shop, an indoor play centre, a bigger restaurant and more educational classrooms at the site in Cawthorne. The application said that current visits were seasonal but the changes would make it an attraction that would work all year around. The farm attracts moe than 225,000 visitors per year, and employs 150 staff. April 11 Historical Engine Restored By Brothers A STEAM engine which offered auxiliary power to Worsbrough Mill is working again after being untouched for 16 years. The 100-year-old Hornsby Bulb engine was restored by two local brothers – John and Alan Roebuck (pictured) – who spent over a year working on the engine to get it back up and running. John said: “As a fitter in engineering for 50 years and as an active member of the Elsecar Railway volunteer group, I am interested in old engines, so when my brother Alan, who is still working as a machine tool operator, and I saw the hot-bulb engine at the mill we thought it was a shame it was no longer running. “We immediately realised the big end bearing was missing but also an oiling ring was missing which would have fed oil onto the bearing to keep it lubricated.

“We realised that undertaking the replacement of the two parts would be a great challenge as we had no plans or records to work from and the parts were unavailable for inspection so both would have to be made from scratch. “It took us several months to find a piece of brass the size needed to make the bearing and machine it to fit. “Then a cardboard cut-out was made as a template for the oiling ring to determine the size. “We visited different places that had similar engines and took photographs to help with the dimensions; the oiling ring was then made out of a sheet of solid aluminium. “We were fortunate when at an event at Worsbrough Mill we were introduced to a chap who made glass objects the old fashioned way, by hand blowing. The glass oiling cups which sit on the top of the hot bulb engine and drip oil onto moving parts like the piston were either broken or cracked. The glass blower made new oiling cups for us, so you could say not only were the cups made in the original way, they were also made on site, which was very pleasing to see.”

April 13 Off Duty Fireman Saves Horse A HORSE which had become tangled in a barb-wire fence was rescued by an off-duty fireman. Crew manager Adrian Bell, from Cudworth fire station, had finished his day shift and was on his way home when he saw the horse (pictured above) on Blacker Lane in Shafton. He contacted the RSPCA and the fire service to attend and eventually the crew from Cudworth was given the go-ahead to cut the horse free. A spokesman said: “The horse had tried to jump over the fence from its field but its back legs became tangled in the wire. After being cut free the horse made a full recovery.”

WABer of the Week

Caring Lynn set for deserved treat EACH week we give away a meal for two to Parkers Brasserie and Cafe to someone who deserves a special treat. Our WABer of the week goes to someone who has gone above and beyond, or to someone who simply deserves a break. This week’s WAB of the week is Lynn Webb, nominated by daughter Rebecca Baines, who explained: “My mum selflessly gave up her life when she was in her mid 50s to bring up my nephew to prevent him going into care.

“This happened at one of the hardest and saddest parts of her life as she’d just lost the love of her life, my step dad, and her own father, all in the space of a few months. “We didn’t find out about my nephew until he was ten months old. She didn’t hesitate to look after him and she’s fought hard to have him. He’s been with us now for six years. “She’s given up her life when she should now be enjoying it and she deserves recognition for this. She’s loved by her children and grandchildren and relly deserves this treat.”

Your chance to win tickets for a high-voltage night of rock A UNIQUE six-man tribute show is coming to the Birdwell Venue on May 31. Live/Wire is The AC/ DC Show, paying tribute to one of rock music’s greatest bands, complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls and more than two hours of high-voltage action. The AC/DC story is over forty years in the making, with two specific eras, and the band cover both these as always with both ‘Dave’ Bon Scott and ‘Podge’ Brian Johnson present to take you on the Rock and Roll train for a night to remember. Originally fronting AC/ DC was legendary front man Bon Scott, a wild man of rock and roll, whose untimely death shocked the world in 1980. This event came at a time when the band was sampling global success for the first time. Dave, a stalwart over many years in his uncanny role as AC/ DC’s vivacious vocalist, delivers songs from the first half dozen albums from Dirty Deeds to Highway to Hell with Bon’s inimitable attitude and style and charisma. The band aim to put you slap bang in the middle of the show with hit after hit, and you are

expected to join in! There will also be one or two gems thrown in for the aficionados. Of course the band would be hung, drawn and quartered if they didn’t play all the classics and Back in Black, Rosie and Highway to Hell are all there, and the songs keep on coming until the cannons fire ceremoniously to bring the evening to a superb crescendo. WAB have teamed up with Live/Wire and we’re giving one lucky

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reader the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to watch their performance at the Birdwell Venue. To win all you have to do is answer this question: What are the names of the brothers who formed AC/DC? Send your answer along with your name and mobile number to competitions@ Alternatively send your answer to WAB AC/ DC, 47 Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AS. The closing date is April 26. Good luck!

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This was the WAB week...

Our Tarn has so much to offer WHO’S looking forward to a fourday weekend? I certainly am, it will be full of chocolate and sleep and that in itself makes me happy. I was pleased to hear Barnsley Museums have received a record number of visitors through their doors over the last year. It’s great to see so many people taking advantage of the wonderful attractions Barnsley has to offer and if more than 1.2 million people have paid a visit, Tarn can’t be that bad! Over the Easter break, visit Cannon Hall, the Experience Barnsley Museum, the Cooper Gallery, Elsecar Heritage Centre or Worsbrough Mill and see for yourself how many wonderful things you can discover.

There is still time to nominate a Young Champion. I’ve absolutely loved speaking to parents and schools and coaches about the wonderful things young people are achieving. It’s amazing to hear just how much time young people dedicate to their favourite sport, to looking after members of their families or to fundraising for various charities. It’s fantastic to hear and it’s something I feel is so important for us to shout about. It’s wonderful when we receive recognition and I think it’s especially special as a child to receive a little more than a pat on the back. If you have a young champion up to the age of 21 you would

like to nominate, or a group of young people who have something amazing to shout about please drop me an email. It’s Thank you to everyone who submitted photos of their siblings on National Sibling Day. I loved seeing the ‘then and now’ photos and seeing how much love you all have for each other. We always say our siblings are annoying or we don’t like them but deep down we know it’s not the case. This is my brother, he’s one in a million and our personalities are so alike, he always has me in stitches but he’s the best brother in the world. I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and enjoy your chocolate eggs. Altine.

Two space-age pets lead the way this week Jupiter and Nasa








Pig and Bonnie


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


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Reds back on track but Stendel suffers tunnel assault BARNSLEY’S 4-2 win over Fleetwood Town was marred by an incident after the match which saw Reds head coach Daniel Stendel suffer facial injuries. South Yorkshire Police are investigating an alleged assault on Stendel and have spoken to Fleetwood manager Joey Barton ‘to assist with enquiries on a voluntary basis.’ Footage showed Barton attempting to leave the ground but being stopped by police officers who then questioned him in the stadium. He was later allowed to leave. Both clubs have acknowledged the incident but are waiting for the police to complete their investigation before making further statements. The incident took place minutes after the game which Barnsley won to move into second in League One ahead of Sunderland who lost 5-4 at home to Coventry City. Leaders Luton Town lost 3-1 at Charlton Athletic and are five points clear of Barnsley. Charlton and Portsmouth’s wins mean they are two and three points behind the Reds respectively. Mike Bahre’s first goal in English league football put the Reds ahead then Cauley Woodrow doubled the lead before half-time. Fleetwood pulled one back midway through the second half but had a man sent off almost instantly then Cameron McGeehan made it 3-1 and, although the visitors scored again, Jacob Brown got the hosts’ fourth. Stendel made three changes from the side that lost 3-1 at

HOME WIN: Action from Oakwell. Pictures: Keith Turner. Burton Albion a week ago. Liam Lindsay, who has an injury, was replaced by Adam Jackson at centre-back while right-back Dimitri Cavare was dropped for Jordan Williams. Bahre came in for Ryan Hedges and played behind striker Woodrow with Mamadou Thiam moving back onto the left wing. Barnsley began the game poorly and the visitors had several early chances. Williams misjudged a long ball in the third minute but did well to get back and tackle

Ashley Nadesan who had been clean through on goal. Nadesan then headed the ball down to Lewie Coyle who fired just over the bar on the edge of the box. Goalkeeper Adam Davies came out onto the left wing and lost the ball with some poor control but Nadesan fired wide of the empty goal from near the right touchline. But the Reds eventually grew into the game and took the lead in the 20th minute. Woodrow controlled a long ball and played in Brown on

the right of the box then the young winger fired the ball low across the six-yard box for Bahre to tap into the empty net from five yards out. Alex Mowatt’s shot from the left of the box then missed the top right corner by a matter of inches before, at the other end, Nadesan’s effort from a tight angle on the right of the Reds box hit the side netting. It was 2-0 on 34 minutes when McGeehan exchanged passes with Woodrow on the edge of the box then had a shot which was deflected high into the air. It dropped ten yards out and Woodrow challenged for it then, when the ball fell kindly for him, he hit a shot on the turn into the bottom left corner for his 17th goal of the season. Barnsley had a couple of chances to increase their lead before the break with a Bahre shot and McGeehan’s header both drifting just wide. Visiting goalkeeper Alex Cairns then had to beat away a powerful effort from Brown on the right of the box which almost crept in at the near post. After a slow start, the Reds had been by far the better side in the first half. Fleetwood began the second half on top as Ched Evans headed a corner over the bar then Nadesan twice went through on the right of the box and but was denied by two excellent one-on-one saves by Davies, first diving to his right then standing up and blocking with his left shoulder.

The visitors eventually pulled one back when Harry Souttar headed a corner towards goal and Evans flicked it in from close range. But Fleetwood were down to ten men within two minutes as centre-back Souttar saw red for an elbow on McGeehan. It was 3-1 minutes later as Thiam went through on goal on the left of the box, rounded the goalkeeper and crossed for McGeehan to head into the empty net from three yards out. Wes Burns got the ten men within a goal again in the 77th minute when he rose highest at the back post to head in Coyle’s left-wing free-kick. But, three minutes later, Brown smashed in an excellent volley at the back post after meeting Pinillos’ left-wing cross. Barnsley (4-5-1): Davies; J Williams, Jackson, Pinnock, Pinillos; Brown (Green 86mins), Mowatt, McGeehan, Thiam (Hedges 81); Bahre (Styles 71); Woodrow. Subs: Walton, B Williams, Cavare, Adeboyejo, Fryers. Yellow cards: McGeehan, Pinillos. Goals: Bahre 20, Woodrow 34, McGeehan 70, Brown 80. Fleetwood (3-5-2): Cairns; Eastham, Souttar, Husband; Burns, Coyle, R Wallace (Madden 61mins), Sheron, Hunter (Biggins 73); Nadesan (Baggley 89), Evans. Unused: Jones, Southam-Hales, Rydel, Smith. Yellow cards: Coyle. Red cards: Souttar. Goals: Evans 64, Burns 77.

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Entertainments Sales & Wants Farm and Garden

Curtains and Blinds

Elsecar Heritage Centre

Craft and Gift Fair Easter Sunday - 21st April 10.00am to 4.00pm

There will be around 90 stalls, fabulous local crafters selling a wide range of: HOMEWARE, JEWELLERY, COUNTRY CRAFTS, GIFTS, ARTWORK, CARDS, CUPCAKES, BABYWEAR, FOOD and so much more. Entry is FREE so come along to this fantastic event.

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BARNSLEY CENTRAL WMC Birk Avenue, Kendray. Telephone 01226 206059


Notice to Members and Associates

Saturday 20th April

Monday 22nd April Afternoon Show


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ALEXANDERS PALACE Scintillating live band fronted by Alexander Edwards - NOT TO BE MISSED

JOE HODGKINSON Saturday 4th May




Notice to Members and Associates Sunday 21st April

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QUIZ & BINGO 2pm Easter Monday 22nd April





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Full-Time Recruitment

Services, Repairs and Testing Lundwood Medical Centre

Pontefract Road Lundwood Barnsley S71 5PN Tel: 0345 122 7269


KS2 CLASS TEACHER MPS for SEPTEMBER 2019 Ladywood Primary School is an excellent school. We are committed to the education of the whole child. We strongly believe in the importance of social and emotional education and practise ‘THRIVE’ within school to support our children; academic success is only possible if children feel safe and are socially and emotionally literate. We are enthusiastic about PE and the creative aspects of the curriculum. Our school ethos promotes positive attitudes and high aspirations and our children are taught to respect each other and our planet. We value all children’s contributions and teach resilience. At Ladywood we celebrate successes, wear a smile and live by our motto – ‘If we can dream it ….we can do it!’ Ladywood Primary School was graded as ‘Good’ with outstanding features by Ofsted in May 2013. This was upheld by an Ofsted short inspection in January 2018. Visits to our school are warmly welcomed. We are looking for a strong, energetic and dynamic teacher with the same vision and ethos of the school to teach in KS2. The vacant position includes half a day planning, preparation and assessment non-contact time. The successful applicant will have QTS status. For further details and an application pack or to arrange a visit, please contact the school office; Ladywood Primary School, Nancy Road, Grimethorpe, Barnsley S72 7JX. Tel. 01226 711488. Alternatively please email the school for an application pack at Applications should be returned to the Headteacher at the school address. Closing date: Friday, 3rd May 2019 Please note for this post you will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Ladywood Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Ladywood Primary School is an equal opportunities employer.


Please email with a covering letter & your details to: or contact Tel: 01226 298000

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These positions will involve evenings and weekend working. Should you require more details/informal discussion regarding this position, please speak with Kathryn Oakley. Please submit applications including your current CV to: or telephone 0114 283 7200 for an application pack

Capital Compactors Ltd Welders/Fabricators/Fitters required in our Barnsley factory. Must be experienced and able to provide references. Competitive salary. Please email CV and covering letter to:

Part-Time Recruitment Galtee More Residential Home REQUIRES

EXPERIENCED NIGHT SENIOR CARE WORKER 48 hours per week, For more information and application form Telephone 01226 733977

BARROW WMC. Bar manager Reqd, 27 Hours Weekly, apply in writing to Secretary, Barrow WMC, George street, Worsboro Bridge, Barnsley. Tel 01226 242344

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SUPPORT Worker required Wombwell area, 5 hours p/w Saturdays for a 57yr old man with dementia to go to places he enjoys, for example football and gym. For an application form please contact BMBC Brokerage & Support Team on 01226 772425 quoting ref LE88

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For all your general plumbing needs.

All aspects of domestic electrical work undertaken

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


Brickwork/ Stonework

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


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

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G All work undertaken G No job too small

Andy: 07795 145726 Justin: 07947 348549 01226 321122

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

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

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

07834 189868


Call Steve 01226 790323 07963 902666

01226 734666 Skip Hire



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

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


01226 236834 07960 829455 Tiling

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

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

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

Plastering and Artexing

KL PLASTERING Best Prices & Quality Work 40 Years Experience • Coving • Tiling • Artexing • Plastering Contact Kev

Local Traders visit our site

TV Points

Wifi and Telephone Solutions Network Exts,

Covering all aspects of roofing, from little repairs to full re-roofs/chimney specialists.

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

CCTV Systems Fitted and upgraded to meet

PDS Roofing Services Ltd.

Tel: 01226 750347or 07935 332249


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

All Roofing Repairs


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

Find your

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• Ridges re-pointed • Chimneys re-pointed • Slates • Tiles replaced • Flat Roofs • Leaks • Guttering • Verge Caps • Storm Damage • No Job Too Small

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Painting and Decorating


General Services

01226 491726 07713058110

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

3 tonne to 35 tonne skips available


01709 870909

Wifi Hotspots, Telephone problems, New Socket etc.

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

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

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

Allen’s Aerials Family Run Since 1981

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


Telephone 01226 387517 Mobile 07789 772451

Open Monday to Saturday

Loft Storage Solutions Ltd


Prices from £90.00

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


Tel: 01226 754740 Tipping facilities available SKIPS FOR BRICK, RUBBLE, CONCRETE & SOIL ONLY

FENTONS RUBBISH REMOVALS Anything and everything

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

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


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

Windows and Conservatories


Tel: 01226 321500 or 07889 037547


Waste Carriers Licence

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


ALL WORK GUARANTEED Available 8am-late 7 days

01226 388200 or 01226 701161 or 07920 180076

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7 days a week Same day delivery




Tel. 07811 188298 2 ton skip......£90 3 ton skip....£100 4 ton skip....£120 5 ton skip....£140 Ring for details

01226 725398 07808 218421 LICENSED WASTE CARRIER

Carpet Services



01226 745001 07950 735586 Established 1993

RD Removals

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

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

Velux windows.

For quotation contact Mike Freephone 0800 3890588 or 07801 660760 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 HANDYMAN, inside/out. Fencing, gardening, decorating, plastering, flagging. No job too small – Tel. 07841 909211 or Barnsley 712526 HANDYMAN, 30 years experience including, joinery, laminate floors, flat pack, plumbing, light fittings. Call Paul – Tel. 07851 974443


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

Tel Derrick Eaden on

07732 566247 01226 350533

Call Rob

07818 364893

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

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

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

Looking for a joiner?

20 – Barnsley Independent, Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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