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BARNSLEY people have come to the aid of a terminally ill pensioner whose mobility scooter was stolen. Page 3

POPULAR former Barnsley footballer Jon Parkin cycled from Oakwell to Amsterdam to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. Page 5

CHECK out some happy faces in our Pictures of the Week file, part of a threepage We Are Barnsley section. Page 11

Horseplay is not a laughing matter... A BARNSLEY resident is pleading for ‘better measures’ to be put in place to prevent horses escaping their enclosure. Since July last year, horses have been escaping from Barnsley Road, Brierley, and roaming the roads, causing traffic chaos and near-misses with pedestrians. In January, the police and Barnsley Council began an ‘evidence-gathering’ process, during which locals met with Barnsley Council leader Coun Sir Steve Houghton and local officer Sgt Richard Wilson. Two suspected owners of the horses were issued community protection notices (CPNs), intended to prevent unreasonable behaviour that is having a negative impact on the local community’s quality of life. If a CPN is breached, the police can launch criminal proceedings, which in this case would happen if the alleged owners fail to secure the enclosure’s boundary fencing. Following the issue of the CPN, three horses were given to the South Yorkshire Horse Watch charity.

However, the remaining horses are still causing trouble for Brierley and Shafton residents. Concerned resident, Luke Callaghan, 24, of Common Road, said: “It’s just beyond a joke now, the horses are out all the time. The fencing is not secure so the horses can easily push their way out. “I feel for the horses because it seems like they are not being taken care of, but I am also worried that they are going to cause a serious accident. “At times I have had to stand in the road and direct traffic while trying to get the horses back into their enclosure and it’s not on. “The horses need to be dealt with accordingly because they are only small, but they are causing a big problem.” Dave North, chairman of Shafton Parish Council added: “These horses are an inconvenience. Two weeks ago the horses came to the children’s playground in Shafton and it took four days for the owner to come and move them. He just doesn’t care.”

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n CENTURY-PLUS: A WAR veteran who puts his long life down to ‘good health, a lot of friends and a lot of luck’ has celebrated his 101st birthday. Ron Dickinson, of Upper Sheffield Road, served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during the Second World War, in that time seeing service in Dunkirk, Algiers, Tunisia and Italy. After surviving friendly fire,

narrowly avoiding being aboard a sunk ship and escaping the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Ron was injured by shrapnel which meant the end of his service. The veteran, who turned 101 on Thursday, then spent the better part of his life working in an entirely different career – read more in this week’s Barnsley Chronicle.

A NOVEL event promising to go ‘inside the mind of the artist’ will take place tonight at Dodworth Central Club. Local artists Richard and Joanne Kitson will speak about their creative processes before each giving a demonstration. The event, organised by the Barnsley Schwabish Gmund Society, promises to uncover the different ways the two artists – who are husband and wife – work. Richard specialises in portraiture and Joanne in animal and equine art. Richard recently exhibited his work in Schwabish Gmund, Barnsley’s twin town. Society chairman Alan Brentnall said: “There is great interest in their work both in Barnsley and in Germany.” Entry to the event, which starts at 7.30pm, is £5, with students £3 and under 16s free.

Night moves A NIGHTCLUB is under new management after 14 years under the original owners. Stereo Bar, on Peel Street, opened in April 2007 and was managed by Mark Horbury and Craig Wildsmith, who have now stepped down. The club will now be refurbished and reopened under a new name. Email Open Monday-Friday: 8.30am-5pm Sat: 9am-12noon All prices inc. VAT



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‘The Organist Entertains’ at Astoria

A RENOWNED organist gave a ‘thrilling’ performance at Barugh Green’s Astoria Theatre. Organist and radio presenter Nigel Ogden returned to the Astoria’s decades-old Compton cinema organ to entertain a packed crowd with songs from throughout the catalogue of popular music. Nigel, who presented BBC Radio 2 show The Organist Entertains for 38 years, played for two hours, breaking between songs to engage the audience with anecdotes and stories that inspired the songs he performed. “It went very well,” said Kevin Grunill, organist and founder of the Penistone Cinema Organ Trust.

“We had a good crowd with visitors from all over the country from Cumbria to Middlesborough. “It was good to hear Nigel live and a nice and varied programme of music, from potted classics to songs from the 60s and 70s. And the organ sounded absolutely thrilling, as always. “The Astoria is a wonderful little venue that’s unique to Barnsley, and something we should be proud of.” The Astoria Centre holds weekly tea dances, from 1pm to 4pm on Wednesdays, and concerts at 1pm on Thursdays, all featuring the Compton organ. For more details, phone 07944566972.

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Action needed to stop ‘dangerous’ HMO trend CAMPAIGNERS are calling for urgent action to stem the rapid rise of bedsits in Barnsley which they say are blighting communities – especially around the town centre. The Save S70 group’s ‘Say No to HMO’ campaign centres on a legal route councils have to control the growth in Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) which Barnsley Council has so far declined to take. There are currently 131 registered HMOs – bedsit-style properties with more than one occupant – in Barnsley, according to council figures. But this is a number that will continue to rise if Barnsley Council does not take action, says the Save S70 group – a band of residents of the most affected parts of town, who have come together to ask the council for a decision on what it calls a dangerous trend. The campaign group argues that areas in which HMOs thrive become prone to reports of anti-social behaviour, noise and increased rubbish, and is calling for the council to consider what is known as an ‘Article 4 direction’ – a move which would require planning permission for new HMOs. Planning permission has not been required since 2010 unless a local order is put in place. Save S70 member Alan McCormick said the group had been contacted by residents of the most affected areas of town – mainly Kingstone and Gawber – which confirmed HMOs are becoming a concern for people across the borough. According to Alan, of Park Grove, Kingstone – currently the

site of three large HMOs – this is because ‘there’s nothing to dissuade it from happening’. “It’s clear what happens when nearly every property in an area is turned into a HMO,” said Alan, 57. “On Park Road there was a drugs raid at one property. There’s been littering outside premises, a lot of noise complaints, parking issues, increased vehicle noise and the nature of people coming and going at all hours. “It could happen in any property, but the likelihood is increased when somewhere is split into an HMO.” The 2010 decision to no longer require planning permission for HMOs was intended to benefit areas with severe housing shortages, but it also attracted landlords looking to profit from more rent per property. A council spokesman said its safer neighbourhood service takes a ‘robust’ approach to the management of HMOs and ensures that such premises are licensed accordingly – but it will not be looking to put an Article 4 direction in place due to the number of HMOs in Barnsley being too low. The spokesman told the Chronicle the council will be introducing a new team to enforce ‘appropriate legislation’ on properties identified as HMOs, which will become operational in the next few weeks. “In order to respond to the issue of HMOs, a team has been assembled to deal with shared accommodation and identify where HMOs are across the borough, enforcing the appropriate

legislation where applicable,” said the spokesman. “Our work to date indicates concentrations are not comparable with authorities who have introduced Article 4 direction and are well below the level deemed necessary to justify such an intervention. “With regards to waste collection, HMOs are provided with the same number of bins and level of service as any domestic household. Where additional bins are required by HMOs, the service becomes chargeable as part of the council’s commercial waste collection service. “For larger HMOs that require planning permission, we have recently adopted stricter criteria that we are using to assess planning applications. We are also continuing to monitor concentrations of smaller HMOs to establish whether these are high enough to introduce further controls in the future.” However, Alan accused the council of paying ‘lip service’ to the issue by refusing to put an Article 4 direction in place. “We are getting very frustrated,” said Alan. “We’ve been told they need to gather more information before they’re able to put something into practise. “But the Article 4 direction is all about setting parameters in place so that if these are reached, the planning application can be refused. “The perception to some people might be that there’s something hidden stopping the council putting the directive in place. But I don’t think there is, aside from simply inactivity.”

Crime prevention stall A CRIME prevention stall will be set up to offer help and advice on Friday. The stall will be at Barnsley Hospital from 11am to 1.30pm and is run by local officers who will give help and advice around preventing people becoming victims of crime.

Club hosts major fencing tournaments

BARNSLEY Fencing Club hosted two major regional fencing events at Penistone Grammar School last weekend. The Yorkshire Team Foil saw a total of nine teams compete from throughout the region. After a full day of fencing on Saturday the winners were Louth Fencing Club after a hard fought final against Sheffield Buccaneers Fencing Club. On Sunday there were over 50 entrants, competing in foil, epee and sabre, in a range of age groups for the Yorkshire Youth League event. Adam Blight, competition organiser and Barnsley Fencing Club coach, said: “Penistone Grammar School is an ideal venue for these events and we anticipate running them both next year along with other events throughout the year.” Barnsley Fencing Club meets at Penistone Grammar School on Tuesdays from 6pm until 8pm and will be running a fencing beginners course due to start on September 10.

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Clean air a priority for concerned councillors AN ‘environmental clean air emergency’ has been declared in the area around Barnsley Hospital by councillors as they seek talks with health chiefs and the authority’s own highways department to reduce traffic. Barnsley Hospital falls in the Old Town ward and all three Councillors, Phillip Lofts, Jo Newing and Clive Pickering, are so alarmed at pollution levels caused by traffic they are seeking urgent action. The road network immediately outside the hospital has a crossroads at Pogmoor Road and Greenfoot Lane, with another busy junction into Summer Lane nearby and traffic volumes cause the area to become gridlocked during rush hours, while remaining busy throughout the day. Now the councillors are alarmed at levels

Strangers’ kindness brings a smile to couple’s faces A TERMINALLY-ILL pensioner whose life was turned upside down after the theft of his mobility scooter robbed him of his independence, has been inundated with offers of help. David Goddard, 65, was left housebound after a battle with throat cancer left him unable to breathe unaided, suffering from high blood pressure and emphysema – a disease that weakens the lungs. The theft of his mobility scooter, and hundreds of pounds worth of equipment, last month left him devastated and without means leaving the house. As well as allowing David his freedoms, his scooter was also a lifeline for his dog, Ersa, a tenyear-old mini Jack Russell, who would sit in the basket after losing control of her hind legs three years ago. David issued an urgent appeal for the thief to return his mobility scooter, if not for him, for Ersa, who now finds it difficult to walk and who relies on the scooter to leave the house. In response to his plea, many

people came forward with offers of help and equipment to get David back out and about. Christine Hodgson, 65, was one of the people who wanted to help David with the offer or a secondhand mobility scooter. She said: “When I head about David’s situation I immediately wanted to help, I can’t believe someone would stoop so low as to steal someone’s scooter that they so heavily rely on. “I’m glad he has a new scooter to be able to keep his independence.” David accepted a new mobility scooter and admits he didn’t think there were any ‘nice people’ left in the world. David said: “I was so shocked when people wanted to help me. “Finding out my scooter had been stolen was horrible and its just lovely that there are good people left in the world. “I’ve actually got two scooters now as someone dropped one off this morning so I’ve got too many. “There was also a fundraiser set up for me on Facebook which

I am really grateful for. It’s making me emotional because I’ve realised there are some kind and generous people in the world who want to help me after this horrible thing that happened.” David reached out to KSS Fabrication to install extra security on his house to prevent any theft from happening again. “He phoned because we have the systems listed on eBay,” said Andy Kelly, owner of KSS Fabrication. “He came in and I tried not to charge him but he wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer so I took a tenner off him. The system is worth £50 but I didn’t want to take his money. “We designed the system and it stops the garage door from being lifted up. No matter who tries to lift it, the door will stay firmly shut.” David can now relax, knowing he and Ersa have got their independence back again, all thanks to the kindness of strangers. “I want to say thank you to everyone who has helped me, I feel really humbled,” he said.

A LIFE-sized ‘fairy hotel’ appeared at Locke Park bringing magic to young children. Love On The Rocks Barnsley, a group that paints, hides and finds rocks across the town, ran an art project in which fairy doors appeared on trees across Locke Park as well as a life-sized ‘Fairy Hotel’, adding an extra bit of magic for young visitors.

Crackdown on off-road bikers is gathering pace HEAVY fines and penalty points have been dished out to off-road bikers as part of a new crackdown on an issue which police say is ‘blighting’ Barnsley’s countryside. Weekly police-led operations began in the town last week – something which will continue throughout the month – while notable successes came at the weekend with the seizure of several quads in Brierley, a motorbike in Grimethorpe and the issuing of warning notices in Athersley. It comes after a man was

fined £415, disqualified from driving and given nine penalty points for illegal riding in fields between Shafton and Ryhill, while another man was fined £811 and given eight penalty points for riding a quad bike on a route from Brierley to South Kirkby. Sgt Richard Wilson said: “One rider in Grimethorpe was stopped who was riding on road but found to be a disqualified driver. “His machine was seized and he will be prosecuted for a variety of driving offences.

“That vehicle won’t be going back to him. “An additional two machines were also seized as the riders did not have the necessary driving documents. These are also likely to be destroyed as the owners will not obtain insurance to get them back.” Partnership working between South and West Yorkshire forces remains ongoing because of riders’ tendency to use countryside lanes and fields on the border, while a drone funded by Barnsley Council is being used to

provide aerial coverage. Inspector Paul Sullivan said: “We have had an excellent set of results from our off-road officers and they illustrate the impact they are having in our communities. “The team now has the ability to operate seven days a week and mount repeated, targeted patrols in the area where we know our key suspects are operating. “We are also seeing courts dealing positively with the persons officers are putting before them.”

of nitrogen oxide in the atmosphere in that area, because there are two primary schools – Summer Lane and St Mary’s – in the immediate vicinity. According to Coun Lofts, recent Unicef research shows young children inhale larger volumes of air than older people, meaning they are taking in larger levels of pollutants. At present, levels in Pogmoor Road and Gawber Road are just below the trigger level to be declared an air quality action zone, at 38.7 micrograms in a square metre of air, with the break point set by the government at 40 mgs. The councillors have already attempted to hold talks with the hospital, initially over parking issues caused by the site’s location, but said three appointments had been cancelled. Now they are hoping

Andy Barton, an administrator at Love On The Rocks said: “The whole event was amazing, we had a few hundred parents turn up with children, some just to see the Fairy hotel alone and to go looking for smaller doors we placed around the park. “On the day we had a idea to make it traditional, as fairy doors were built for people to write notes and

to launch a dialogue with both the council’s highways officials and the hospital, which is acknowledged as not being the sole cause of the problem, but a contributor. Coun Lofts said: “As the area of Gawber Road/Pogmoor Road traffic lights is adjacent to a school and through which pedestrians travel to school and the hospital, we are particularly concerned to raise awareness of the dangers of air pollution and to work with Barnsley Council and Barnsley Hospital to consider measures which will promote cleaner air, environmentally friendly travel and improved travel to work infrastructure. “We shall also be working with South Yorkshire’s Active Travel champion under Mayor Dan Jarvis’ excellent initiative, to gain advice on healthier options for travel.

make wishes, so we adapted that and lots of children took part by writing a wish. “We supplied a pen and they posted them down the chimney of the hotel, we ended up with close to 150 wishes. “The best in our opinion was from a child called Molly who said ‘I wish people will look after our world more’. “We hope to do it all again later this year.”




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MPs vow to fight against Tories’ TV licence removal MORE than 14,000 elderly people in Barnsley will lose out on free TV licences after the BBC’s announcement that it will be scrapping the benefit from next year – a decision criticised by all four Barnsley MPs. This week the BBC, which becomes singularly responsible for free TV licences next year after being handed the cost of the benefit by the government, announced its decision to scrap free TV licences for most people over 75 by combining the licence with the Pension Credit – which only some elderly people receive. The BBC has stated that if it were to continue the current scheme, it would spend £745m – equivalent to the cost of BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four, BBC News, CBBC and CBeebies. Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has been vocal about keeping the benefit intact – calling the decision to burden the BBC with the cost an ‘outsourcing of social policy’ by the government. Stephanie told the Chronicle: “The decision to link TV licence concession to Pension Credit will come as huge blow to older

people here in Barnsley, with more than 4,000 set to lose out in Barnsley East alone under these misguided plans. “In their 2017 election manifesto the Tories promised to protect free TV licenses for the over 75s, but once again we see a promise broken by this Conservative government and it’s some of the most vulnerable people in our community who will suffer as a result. “TVs are the main source of company and news for so many older people, yet this government has outsourced a social policy which will now see many isolated, lonely, and pushed into greater financial hardship. “It is a disgrace that this government is sitting back and overseeing the scrapping of TV licenses for 3m older people across the country and thousands in Barnsley, and Labour will fight against these changes.” Free TV licences for over 75s were introduced in 2000 by the Labour government – for which Wentworth and Dearne MP John Healey was a treasury minister. John said 4,360 households in Wentworth and the Dearne are

set to lose out on the benefit. John said: “This is yet another broken promise and another Tory policy that punishes pensioners. “Millions of elderly and isolated people will lose because of this. “I’ll fight this every step of the way.” Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis stressed the importance of the free TV licence for over 75s, saying the decision would force many older people to choose between food and bills or a TV licence. “I do not think that we can risk messing about with free TV licences for over 75s,” said Dan. “Ever since they were first introduced by the last Labour government free TV licences have been a lifesaver for so many older people. “I’m committed to fighting in Parliament to protect free TV licences for over 75s and recognise that they are a vital weapon in our fight against the scourge of loneliness.” MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge Angela Smith said she believed the decision ‘should never have been made the responsibility of the BBC’.

Disability activists walked on...through the rain MORE than 130 people battled against the bad weather to complete a selection of sponsored walking events to help fundraise for a unique festival to come to Barnsley. Disability activists across the borough are aiming to bring a festival to celebrate people who have disabilities and what they can bring to the community to Barnsley next year. To help raise funds for the event, committee members organised several sponsored walks across two weekends, with 39 disabled young people and support staff walking around Locke Park on the first weekend of June, 54 people walking from Penistone to Dunford Bridge and back along the Trans Pennine Trail last Friday and 42 people walking from the RSPB Old Moor to Worsbrough Mill or do a lap of the reservoir.

People of all ages from teenagers to older people and those with and without disabilities joined in the walks to help raise funds for the festival – with sponsorship money still coming through, the committee believe they will have raised more £3,000 altogether. Chairwoman of the steering group, Pat Durie, said: “This festival is all about celebrating disabled people and their contribution to life in our communities. “The efforts made by disabled people (with the help of friends and supporters) over the last few days shows that disabled people can achieve amazing things with right support. That is why the No Limits festival is so important for disabled people and so fitting that it should be taking place in Barnsley.” Jules Horsler, secretary of the group, said: “The weather was

not our friend but we battled on regardless. At the end we were very tired, achy and wet but extremely proud of how far we had come. The support from staff at Old Moor, Penistone Area Team and Worsbrough Mill was priceless. “Every said they had a fantastic time and looked forward to the festival itself. Sponsorship money is still coming in but we expect the final figure will be over £3,000. We want to send a big thank you for the fantastic support we have received from the people of Barnsley who have donated and backed our festival all the way. “The steering group will now focus on planning the festival itself and booking some wonderful performances and activities that will help make this the best and biggest disability festival ever to be held in the UK.”

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Virtual concert went global... A SCHOOLTEACHER who left life in the classroom behind to open her own remote-learning ‘virtual music school’ organised a virtual concert for her students around the world to take part in. Tracy Rose, 49, from Barnsley, began playing the piano aged six and studied at the London College of Music before teaching in Spain for 13 years. After craving a change in career, Tracy began giving music lessons via Skype in 2013. She set up her own virtual music school, Music Lessons Anywhere, which she runs from her home. Tracy grew up in Athersley where she helped with her parents’ shop, ‘Bungalow Stores’ on Rotherham Road. She attended St Helen’s Comprehensive in Athersley before she moved to London but now lives on a barge currently moored outside Manchester. Over the past 13 years the school has grown and now has 14 teachers from across the globe teaching many instruments. “I really enjoy it,” said Tracy.

“The best part is teaching students from all over the world. We have students from 30 countries including England, Guam and New Zealand.” In order to showcase her students’ talent, Tracy decided to create a virtual concert for students from all over the world to take part in. The concert is unique as it features performances from students all over the world who perform via Skype, with the end performance broadcast live on YouTube. “I think the concert is the first of its kind,” said Tracy. “We show students live from all over the world and the concert is screened in one venue and then live streamed for everyone to enjoy.” The concert, which took place on Saturday, is in its sixth consecutive year and is growing each year. “This year we even had a little concert performance from an international school in Luanda, Angola so it became a concert within a concert,” said Tracy. See for more details.

Jon completes a Beast of a bike ride to Amsterdam A FORMER Barnsley FC player has completed a gruelling 145-mile bike ride as part of a huge fundraising effort for Prostate Cancer UK. Jon Parkin, ex-Red and current host of football podcast ‘Undr the Cosh’ alongside former Sunderland striker Chris Brown and another presenter also called Chris Brown - set off from Oakwell Stadium with more than 100 cyclists, to raise funds and awareness for the charity. The two-day ride was part of Prostate Cancer UK’s Football to Amsterdam trip, which saw fundraisers setting off from the stadium on Grove Street, and the Lee Valley VeloPark in London, with the eventual goal of reaching Amsterdam’s Johan Cruyff Arena. Jon and the Undr the Cosh team have already raised more than £1,200 for the charity - and the campaign as a whole, which also saw fellow Barnsley veteran Viv Anderson take part, has raised more than £450,000. “It was the hardest two days of my life,” said Jon, 37, who left Barnsley in 2002 and currently plays for York City. “I’ve done 20 seasons of football but never felt as bad as I did on the first day. “We said yes straight away but we didn’t think about what it would actually be like. We set off in 40mph winds hitting us straight in the face. “It was an incredible weekend, but really tough.” Jon, whose podcast has had 1m downloads and recently featured

another ex-Barnsley striker Leon Knight as a guest, said the morning of the ride was the first time he’d got on a bike after an operation on the knee which has caused him some problems in recent years. “Maybe the knee is trying to tell me it’s time to do something else,” he added. “I’m definitely going to get myself a bike after I finish and I’ll definitely do this ride again. “But I’ll get a bigger bike next time because the one they bought for me wasn’t quite big enough.” Donate to Jon’s fundraising page at

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Barnsley Independent, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 –

The UK coastline has some real jewels ... which will you visit? THERE’S nothing quite like a holiday. It’s a chance to step back, so why not head to the Great British Coast for a holiday with KM Travel this summer? Specialising in British coach holidays, we shall be visiting firm favourites all over the UK. Nearer to home, there’s a five-day stay at the Cumberland Hotel, Scarborough departing July 31 with prices starting from just £265 per person based on two sharing a twin/ double room. On the west coast,

why not visit Blackpool, with its vibrant nightlife, world-class shows and the UK’s most famous theme park. The nation’s favourite holiday resort is unrivalled throughout the world for its popularity with five-day breaks throughout August staying at the Northshore Hotel, starting from just £205 per person. Head South and located in the English Channel, is the Isle of Wight, separated from the mainland by the Solent, with superb sandy beaches and


stunning countryside. Why not visit Osborne House, a former Royal residence built for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert? A six-day holiday departing on August 17 starts from just £349 per person based on two passengers sharing. Why not combine you holiday with the chance to see some amazing events, which are taking place during your stay? The Eastbourne Air Show is a sight not to be missed. A seven-day holiday starts from just £379 departing August 11.

It’s a long story: from alopecia to getting the chop for charity A MAN who lost most of his hair from alopecia but managed to grow it back down to his waist over the next ten years is getting it cut off again to make wigs for children with cancer. Damian Morter, who is originally from London but now lives in Jackson Street, Cudworth, was diagnosed with alopecia areata back in 2008 – which meant his hair fell out leaving circular bald patches across his scalp and beard. It is thought that alopecia areata is a systemic auto immune disorder where the body attacks its own hair follicles and stops hair growth or suppresses it. In 2011, Damian said the patches on his hair began to disappear and after he moved to Barnsley, his hair started to grow back. Now, after many years of not cutting his hair, his wife Nicola mentioned the Little Princess Trust, which he decided to donate his hair to. The Little Princess Trust provides free real hair wigs to children and young people up to 24-years-old, who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other conditions. “I hadn’t even heard of it (the Little Princess Trust) before my wife told me

about it,” said Damian. “I hadn’t really thought about what to do with my hair, I just didn’t want to do anything to stop it from continuing to grow so I left it to do its thing.” Damian also decided he wanted to do something else as well as donate his hair to the Little Princess Trust and as he works as a carer he wanted to help raise funds for The Carlton Resource Centre off Spring Lane, which is a day centre for men and women with disabilities. “I’ve set up a JustGiving page and have put a target of £1,000 on there and since setting it up at the beginning of this week I’ve raised more than half that amount,” said Damian. “The Carlton Resource Centre is a great place and I wanted to do something to raise money for them as in this industry (the care industry), fundraising and getting funds from government bodies is difficult and takes a long time. “A lot of the money goes on day trips and things like that but the centre needs more updated items, like electrical items and things. “There isn’t much up to date. There are not luxuries there that we take for granted so I’d like to give

them some new things, like craft items that are safe for them to use, a new TV, DVD player and things like that.” Damian is hoping to hit his target and also hopes his hair will make a massive difference to children and young people who have alopecia and cancer. He will be getting his hair cut on June 21 at Rotherham College by someone he knows. “The woman who is cutting my hair knows the chairman of the Little Princess Trust so she will be able to cut my hair so that there is none wasted and every little bit can be made into a wig,” said Damian. “It was a real struggle when I had alopecia, I used to have this beanie that I was attached to which used to cover up my hair, but even with it on sometimes people would pull it off and once I was asked if I was ‘terminal’. “There were clubs I couldn’t go into as well because of my hat but obviously I didn’t want to take it off. I am just one of the very lucky ones with my hair growing back. For some people alopecia is temporary and sometimes it’s a lifetime condition.”

8 – Barnsley Independent, Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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PREVIOUS ISSUE’S SOLUTION: Angie Lager Large Dirge Elgin Dingle Daring Ringed Ceding Ranged Leading Reading Realign Cringed Dealing Reginald Clearing Cradling Declaringing


CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS 7 No person at all holds a piece of music (6) 8 Stunned to see labyrinth in poster (6) 9 Verses partly immodest (4) 10 Satanic wickedness embraced by beautiful person (8) 11 Plotter to study airport’s design (11) 14 Starter kit in? Go in again once you return (8,3) 18 Communications device making one happy (8) 19 So each and all should be decapitated (4) 20 Unexpectedly erased Middle Eastern feature (3,3) 21 Popular pitch chant? (6)

DOWN 1 Inconsiderate motorist had go or crashed (4,3) 2 Republic where Alma goes regularly (4) 3 Irish police to look after said road (6) 4 The foreign temperature passing through country (6) 5 Drop in autumn onto feathers (4,4) 6 Get a feeling for intelligence (5) 12 Show the way to autograph mail (8) 13 Re‑inter shattered earthenware dish (7) 15 Line is round pub (6) 16 I bear off across one European peninsula (6) 17 Fighting to take in half team’s vital liquid (5) 19 Investigates animal doctors (4)

DOWN ACROSS 1 Bad driver (4,3) 7 Musical 2 SE Asian country (4) piece (6) 3 Irish cops (6) 8 Astonished (6) 9 Lyric poems (4) 4 Baltic country (6) 5 Collapse (4,4) 10 Damnable (8) 6 Be aware of (5) 11 Intriguer (11) 14 Car starter (8,3) 12 Direction indicator (8) 13 Coarse‑textured pâté (7) 18 Call box (8) 15 Line of equal 19 Actual, pressure (6) precise (4) 16 Spanish airline (6) 20 Waters off 17 Melted ice (5) Egypt (3,3) 19 Animal doctors (4) 21 Chant (6) PREVIOUS ISSUE’S SOLUTION:

ACROSS: 7 Raised 8 Adored 9 Bane 10 Treatise 11 Trepidation 14 Slot machine 18 El Dorado 19 Gape 20 Eileen 21 Evince DOWN: 1 Cavalry 2 Ashe 3 Edited 4 Rarest 5 Dog-tooth 6 Verso 12 Pullover 13 Inspect 15 Trains 16 Apogee 17 Flair 19 Gain


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Barnsley Independent, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 –

This was the WAB week...

Tales of finalists and frogs WHAT an amazing evening Friday night was. The Young Champions awards ceremony took place at the Holiday Inn in Dodworth and it was fantastic. Meeting the finalists and watching them talk about their amazing achievements was heartwarming. I had tears in my eyes when I was listening to some people. A huge congratulations to all our winners and you can read what they had to say in the Chronicle on Friday. Like I said last week though, every single person who was nominated should be proud of what they have achieved.

Don’t be disheartened if you didn’t make it to the final three. Be proud and keep doing what you’re doing. Away from the awards night, I guess the weirdest story of the week has to be the frog that was found in a punnet of strawberries. Could you imagine coming home ready to tuck in to some strawberries and cream and finding a frog just chilling? I’m surprised it managed to stay alive! It had a happy ending which I was so glad to hear and I do hope it enjoys its new home. This week’s debate we’ve spoken about the number of

dog poo bags that were found thrown in bushes and discarded on paths. It’s frustrating that people are so willing to disrespect public places and I give the team who cleared the area in Wath-uponDearne a huge round of applause for taking it upon themselves to clean it up. If there is a bin to hand then use it, if not take it home. Simples... I hope you all have a good week and here’s to hoping the weather is a lot better this week! I’ve had to put the central heating back on and I’m wearing a jumper. I want the sun back, please! Altine

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10 – Barnsley Independent, Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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WAB Debate


No excuses accepted as It’sdateaforPlaymania Dante dog walkers are told to keep footpaths clean

EACH week we give away a pass to Playmania to one of Tarn’s cutest kids. This week’s winner is two-yearold Dante. Isn’t he gorgeous? Enjoy your time at Playmania!

‘COPIOUS’ amounts of dog dirt were found on a public footpath by a litter picking group. More than 500 bags were filled on a walkway on Common Lane, Wathupon-Dearne. We asked you what you thought about this and these were your responses... Gail Ward: “It’s your dog. Take your poo home and put it in your bin. There are no excuses.” Ian Gibson: “They ought to put covert cameras up and prosecute the dirty gets who don’t pick their dogs mess up, no ifs, no buts just prosecute them.” Jonathan Beadle:“What’s point bagging it up if you are going to throw it away when nobody is looking? Just take it home.” Pete Love: “It’s not about having more dog bins and extra staff to empty them for you, its called taking responsibility as a dog owner.” Rebecca Dawson: “Rubbish and dog waste bins are in short supply but it is still no excuse to not remove your dogs waste. “I have two dogs and often bring their waste to put in our bin after a walk. “The amount of dog dirt left both in and out of bags is disgusting. “If you don’t want to clean up after your pets then don’t have any.” Lisa Woodhead: “All the trails and public walkways need more dog poo bins, there are just not enough. “Instead of the council spending money on tea, coffee and biscuits for councillors, get it spent on more doggy bins.” Sheena Mannion: “Absolutely disgusting. Some people are dis-

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gusting. Show some responsibility for goodness sake.” Joanne Foote: “All walk ways need more bins. We always pick up but there’s never any bins to put in.” Ian Sedgwick: “The problem we have there with the lack of bins, cutbacks because more

man hours are needed to empty them. It’s the same all over the district.” Tracey Juhasz: “The council are removing the dogs bins and there are not enough. “There is no excuse to throw it on the floor but people get fed up of carrying it.”

Laura Howarth: “Certainly a lack of bins. I can walk miles on the Trans Pennine trails and not find one.” Jill Curtis: “Get some bins put out” Ryan Downs: “Why bag it up just to dump it again – may as well not bother. Really annoys me this.”

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Barnsley Independent, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 –

A week in WAB history...

WAB pictures of the week...

EACH week we ask you to share your favourite photos that you have taken. Here is a round up of what you snapped this week... RIGHT: Submitted by Shaun Wood. Below, from left, from Paula Gorman, Jodie Jones and Becci Oates.

Freedom of the Borough for the county regiment WAB history takes a look through the archives at WAB news from years gone by. This week, we flash back to June 2015... June 11 Yorkshire Regiment march through Barnsley streets THE Yorkshire Regiment is coming to Barnsley for the Freedom of the Borough parade. Moe than 150 soldiers from the 1st Battalion will march through the streets as they exercise their right to the Freedom of the Borough. The parade will depart from the Churchfield car park at 10.45am, reaching the Town Hall for 11am, where it will stand to attention for the inspection and speeches by the Mayor and Commanding Officer. It will then march down Market Hill, onto Queen Street, Cheapside and New Street and then it will turn back before travelling left on Sadler Gate and arriving back at the town hall. Barnsley was initially linked to the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment,

which has now been amalgamated into the Yorkshire Regiment. This year they celebrate their 300th birthday. Mayor of Barnsley, Coun Brian Mathers said: “This is a fantastic event and a great opportunity for us to show our respect and support to the soldiers who continue to serve us and those that have now retired.” June 20 Historic coins unearthed on farmland at Worsborough A MAN has unearthed three historic silver coins using his 22-year-old metal detector on farmland at Worsborough. Neil Watson, 47, began searching for buried treasure in the dirt when he was a child and has found plenty of bits and pieces over the years. But recently he unearthed his greatest find yet – an Emperor Nerva coin believed to date from 98AD and two Hadrian coins, believed to be from about 130AD.

They are thought to be worth hundreds of pounds and will be displayed in the Experience Barnsley Musuem. June 22 Former curator of Cannon Hall dies A FORMER curator of Cannon Hall has sadly passed away. Brian Murray became curator of Cannon Hall in 1966 and during his time there he did many great things for the museum. This included bringing the William Harvey Collection to the Hall and for starting the collection of Moorcroft pottery, for which the site is now well-known. He also purchased many of the fine exhibits that still reside there, such as the arts and crafts furniture collection. Following his retirement in 1995, Brian went to live in a remote part of Northern Scotland, where he died on June 1. He leaves partner Sally, two sons, Tim and Ben and five grandchildren.

From left, submitted by Elizabeth Clayton, Jo Beck and Kirsty Jamieson.

From left, from Kerry Milewski, Kirsty Griffiths and Carly Braithwaite.


12 – Barnsley Independent, Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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Notice to Members and Associates Sunday 23rd June Lounge QUIZ & BINGO 2pm ELLIE ETOILE'S QUIZ WITH BOB SWAN 10.15pm BURLESQUE Saturday 6th July Poudly presents a scintillating summer tease. Tickets £15 behind the bar / on the door. Saturday 29th June Saturday 13th July Saturday 22nd June

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Barnsley Independent, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 –


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37 hours per week We are looking for the very best day care centre manager to join us in our exciting new venture offering dementia day care. The successful candidate will be inspirational, dedicated and show initiative to be able to successfully set up and run our day care centre. You will be passionate about providing high standards of care and creating an environment where the clients always come first. You will play a leading role in the final phase of opening this new day care centre including drafting and agreeing policies and procedures with the steering group, staff recruitment, agreeing rotas and shift patterns, managing enquiries from the public and the creation of a central booking system. When the centre is open you will be responsible for setting and maintaining a kind and welcoming culture and environment for day care service users, adhering to the best principles of dementia support by offering personalised care within a community of centre service users and day care colleagues. The successful candidate will have at least three years’ experience in managing a dementia/older people’s day care centre/care setting and a clear understanding of issues faced by people with dementia and their carers. Please go to for more details and an application pack.

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Velux windows.

For quotation contact Mike Freephone 0800 3890588 or 07801 660760


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

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

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

CHIMNEY Sweep. C & G qualified, vac / brush, good clean service. Insured. Fire spares supplied - Tel. Dave, Barnsley 242357

FENTONS HEELEY SKIPS RUBBISH 3 ton skip....£110 REMOVALS Anything and everything Waste Carriers Licence

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

7 days a week Same day delivery


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

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

Tel.01226 750347 or 07935 332249

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

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

Carpet Services


Established 1993


Walling. Garages, extensions etc (repairs, lintels and chimneys). Free quotes.

01226 745001 07950 735586

Tel: 01226 754740

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

Brickwork/ Stonework


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

Family Run Since 1981

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,


Prices from £90.00

Allen’s Aerials

Loft Storage Solutions Ltd


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

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

Andy: 07795 145726 Justin: 07947 348549 01226 321122


3 tonne to 35 tonne skips available

TV Points

your requirements. Watch your CCTV on all televisions.


5 ton skip....£150 6 ton skip....£180 Ring for details

01226 725398 07808 218421 LICENSED WASTE CARRIER BOMBERS Services. Household rubbish and old furniture disposed of from £10. Environmental Licence shown on request. Receipt given for all waste collected, BMBC approved. No job too small, same day service – Tel. 07760 480019 ABA Rubbish removed, house, garden, garage waste, anything and everything. Fully licensed, free collection of scrap metal - Tel. 07593 614511

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

To advertise telephone

01226 734666

Branch out…

with the Barnsley Chronicle

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

Plastering and Artexing

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

01226 491726 07713058110

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

Roof Repairs

All roofing work undertaken


07414 108 333 01226 934200

Telephone our advertising department to find out more 01226 734666

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

16 – Barnsley Independent, Tuesday, June 18, 2019

To advertise telephone (01226) 734666