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Village welcomes new vicar ABOUT 150 people gathered in Royston for the induction of new vicar Matt Bullimore. Fr Bullimore, who will live at the vicarage, was made vicar by the Rt Rev Stephen Platten, the Bishop of Wakefield at the ceremony. He said: “Everyone has been incredibly welcoming. Royston has a really good feel to it.”

Fr Bullimore was welcomed by other vicars from the area, deputy mayor John Parkinson, police officers, and Notton parish councillors. The choir from St John the Baptist School sang at the service. Originally from near Dewsbury, he had been working in Sandal as Bishop Stephen’s domestic chaplain.

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A STUDENT is hoping to get a job in falconry after following in the footsteps of Billy Casper from the film Kes – by forging a relationship with birds of prey. Carlton Community College pupil Ben Brettoner, 15, of Ollerton Road, Athersley North, took part in the eight-week course, The Kes Project, to get back on the straight and narrow after being involved in anti-social behaviour. Ben, who has an asbo, said: “I was messing about in school, and it spilled over to outside school.” He said he had enjoyed the course and he will now be presented with the Lantra Award which qualifies him to handle birds of prey. It is thought Dai Bradley, who played Billy Casper, may present the award. The scenario is similar to that of the movie, filmed in Barnsley and based on a novel by Barry Hines, in which Billy Casper hand-rears the kestrel. Before Carlton Community College was formed, Ben had been a pupil at Edward Sheerien, where parts of the film were shot. Ben said he became interested in birds of prey through his brother, who keeps a Harris Hawk. He added: “My behaviour has improved now I’ve found something I’m interested in and I’m happier.” Berneslai Homes officer Chris Corker, of Meadow Road, Royston, thought of the idea, as he keeps and shows birds of prey. He said: “I called it the Kes Project because the idea came to me at the school where Kes was filmed. Chris set up the course with SMJ Falconry which is based in Bradford but funded by Carlton Community College. It was fitted around Ben’s schoolwork and he was given guidelines on his behaviour at home as well as on the course and at school.

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Rabbit Ings project a success Rabbit Ings Country Park between Royston and Shafton is open following a three-year transformation.

The former Royston Drift Mine colliery and tip site, which is owned by Wakefield Council, has been transformed into a park

including walkways, cycleways, football pitches and 36,000 trees and shrubs. Ponds and wetland habitats have also been created as part of the £7.5m project. The site was opened by retired councillor Bill Newman.


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Football history: Mick Birkinshaw has traced the trophy he is pictured with, right, in 1981.

Recovered charity trophy ‘should be played for again’ THE Royston and Monckton Charity Cup trophy will be displayed at the library in Royston. Mick Birkinshaw, was secretary of Royston Social, which won the trophy in 1981. Project manager of the reclamation scheme at Rabbit Ings, Mick has traced the trophy to the Barnsley and District Football Association (BDFA) and will display it, along with other memorabilia, in the lifelong learning centre on Station Road. Mick said: “Part of the Rabbit Ings Project was to replace long disused football pitches complete with new changing facilities. “I think if the trophy isn’t played for it should be on permanent display along with other memorabilia such as old photographs, medals, shirts or press cuttings.” The trophy was established in 1921 and was traditionally played for on the Monckton Sports Fields. Only the top eight teams in the area could compete for it but the competition ended about 15 years ago and the fields went out of use. Mick wrote to the BDFA and the lifelong learning centre and the trophy was handed to the Royston and Carlton Community Partnership. Mick said: “The arrival of the cup to its ancestral home along with the new pitches on the old Monckton site might inspire someone to start the competition again. “It is a beautifully designed trophy and a type they don’t make any more and should be played for in competition.” Past winners of the trophy include Royston Social, Royston Cross, Monckton Athletic, Lundwood WMC, Grimethorpe Ex-Servicemen’s Club, South Hiendley, Shafton WMC, Redfearns, Monk Bretton Colliery and Carlton United. Mick is now looking for information on the cup winners, particularly a team called Winn St, who won the trophy in the 1955 to 1956 season. Contact him on 740077.

‘It is a beautifully designed trophy and a type they don’t make any more and should be played for in competition’



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Display records miners’ efforts

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AN ARCHIVE featuring a banner from the 1984 to 85 miners’ strike has opened in Royston. The archive, at Royston Lifelong Learning Centre, is a permanent display by the Royston branch of Women Against Pit Closures. Coun Graham Kyte said: “I would put Women Against Pit Closures right up there alongside the Bryant and May Match Girls, the Suffragettes and other movements which made a significant impact on our way of life. “Sadly the strike was lost and the pits closed but what they did to try and prevent these things happening had a massive impact. ”It is right and proper that their efforts should be recorded for future generations.” The archive has been created in collaboration with pupils from Carlton Community College and the history group.

Mother-of-three and breast cancer survivor Tracey Cheetham is looking forward to serving Royston after being elected. Lynsey Bradford found out her plans.

New councillor: Tracey Cheetham.

“I was absolutely over the moon,” says Tracey Cheetham, recalling the moment her name was called out as councillor for the Royston ward. “I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into it. I’ve had my induction and been sworn in and I’ve tried to hit the ground running and make sure I can start doing something straight away.” Tracey, wife of Coun Tim Cheetham, is involved with the church and enjoys the morning school run. She had campaigned across the borough throughout Barnsley Central by-election, which saw Dan Jarvis elected as MP. Tracey added: “The by-election gave me a chance to meet people I wouldn’t normally. “Campaigning in Royston was really good because I got to meet lots of people. Lots of people said they remembered me, which was nice.” She is determined to do her best for Royston. “I want to make sure Royston has a strong team of councillors that can take the message to the town hall, that no-one forgets, and has a strong voice for the people there. “Cuts are really affecting people at local level and we need to be representing them,” she said.



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Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning ServiceMaster has 50 year’s experience in the carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning industry. Alan Sutton bought a franchise in the company 23 years ago to bring the ServiceMaster cleaning services to Royston and the surrounding Barnsley area. Carpets, floors and upholstery are all subject to heavy use and there comes a time when more than a routine vacuum is needed to improve their appearance. Professional cleaning every six to twelve months helps to prolong the life of flooring and upholstery and to protect your investment.

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MOUNTS OF ROYSTON, 143-145 Midland Road, is one of the area's main retailers of high seat and recliner chairs for the elderly and infirm. It's a family run business, known for its honesty and reliability, which has been providing excellent service since 1955. There's a good selection of products in store including the latest rise and recline sensor safety chair from Royams. Friendly and experienced staff are on hand to help and advise customers on the best products to suit their individual needs. The store caters for a wide range of budgets, chairs start from £199. There are always bargains to be

found and some discontinued lines sold at reduced prices. Mounts also sells floor coverings, specialising in Amtico and Karndean and quality Axminster/Wilton carpets, plus non-slip safety flooring for shower/wetrooms and bathrooms. The shop is open Monday to Friday. Viewings can be arranged out of shop hours by appointment and home visits can be arranged for those unable to get to the store, with no obligation to buy. Sameday delivery is available on stock items. Mounts are now selling chairs online at

Jamie Attwood Family Butchers 164 Midland Road. Tel: 01226 722610

JAMIE ATTWOOD FAMILY BUTCHERS, at 164 Midland Road, is owned by Jamie and Lynsey Attwood. Jamie has been in business for more than 20 years and has won numerous awards. Most recently Jamie picked up four Gold Awards for his sausages at the BPEX Roadshow in Newark. The judges marked the sausages at above 95 per cent for taste, quality and appearance. His beef, pork, lamb and poultry is virtually all locally produced, and the beef is on the bone, and matured, for a full flavour. Jamie and staff are happy to offer advice on different cuts of meat and how to cook them.

The butchers also sells cooked meats, homemade pasties, sausage rolls and a selection of sandwiches, freshly prepared on the premises each day. Jamie has also started making his very own fresh pork pies, spending months tweaking the recipe to achieve a winning combination of tasty meat and perfect pastry. Over the years Jamie has attracted many regular customers who return for high quality meat and top customer service. Jamie Attwood Family Butchers is open 7.00am - 5.00pm weekdays and 6.30am - 2.00pm on Saturdays.

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attention as they relax in the shop’s friendly surroundings while staff take care of all their wedding wishes. All funeral enquiries are handled with care and sensitivity by the dedicated team of florists. For special occasions or just because, Willow Floral Design’s gorgeous gift range includes individual floral displays, Me to You Bears, greeting cards and helium balloons.


Go Flooring 1 Kirkfield Way, Royston. Tel: 01226 384129 GO Flooring offers a full, professional service for all your floor covering needs. There is a wide selection of carpets and laminates for customers to choose from, including a range of designer floor coverings, plus a new selection of high quality rugs by Plantation. Flying the flag for Britain, Go Flooring stock British made BMK carpets and the iconic Union Jack flag rug by Plantation. Customers can browse the collections at the

welcoming showroom on Kirkfield Way, Royston. Free estimations are available as well as a home sample service. Go Flooring's experienced, uniformed fitters complete all jobs to the highest standards, which include a professional fitting and full clean up service. Furthermore Go Flooring offers its customers a special aftercare service to ensure their investment is looked after, well into the future.

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The Bike Factory, aka Eat My Dirt, was established six years ago and is run by partners Ian Willetts and David Hill. It sells a range of off-road bikes, quads and monkey bikes as well as helmets and safety gear. The business at 141 Midland Road now offers a new graphic service and vehicle signing. Servicing and repairs to off-road bikes and scooters are also available.



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Where caring comes first Ethos Holly Tree Lodge is one of several homes owned by Redrose Care Ltd. The philosophy of the company is to provide a homely, friendly, safe and supportive environment for our residents and relatives while maintaining respect and dignity. We aim to maintain the highest standards of care and well-being for every resident through our trained and dedicated management and staff team. We’re proud of our homes and we’re proud of our people. We are sure you will be too.

Management and Staffing The home is run by registered manager Lynne George, who has extensive experience in residential care, especially in dementia care, and holds a registered managers award, NVQ 4 in Care and Management. Holly Tree Lodge also employ R.M. nurses and R.G. nurses. All care staff have either achieved NVQ 2 or are working towards it. Kitchen staff are working towards NVQ in hostelry. All staff have excellent skills and knowledge in caring, particularly in dementia care.

Health Care We have our own local GP who visits the home on every Tuesday for non urgent cases, but is on call 24 hours a day for

emergency cases. You would be welcome to join this GP practice, but you are also welcome to keep your own GP if it is in the catchment area. A district nurse visits the home on a regular basis and will meet the nursing needs you may require.

Environment A home is not just about great facilities, it’s about people and personality, laughter and warmth. That’s what makes our home a lively and enjoyable place to live. At Holly Tree Lodge each resident has their own room which will be newly decorated and furnished, each resident can choose their own decor. Many rooms have TV points and telephone points can be connected to individual rooms. You have the choice of four lounges, well situated around the home to enable you and your family to enjoy your family visits or just enjoy the different views from the large windows overlooking the gardens. For those wanting some quiet time one of the lounges is a quiet room with no TV or radio, allowing for peace and quiet. The home is also enhanced by a lovely, secure and secluded garden where residents can walk around without coming to harm and a sitting area that visitors can also enjoy with the residents. The home caters for 34 residents. Our

home is arranged over two floors with access to the first floor by convenient passenger lift or by the two staircases. Holly Tree Lodge now also has a EMI Nursing Unit, to provide continuity of care for the residents with dementia.

Activities Activities are carried out in-house seven days a week and we encourage you to maintain the hobbies which interest you, or maybe learn new hobbies. We also have outings throughout the year such as trips to local interests. In-house entertainers visit the home on a regular basis, playing the keyboard, so you can enjoy a sing-along to music from the 40s to 50s.

Other services We have a hairdresser who visits the home on a weekly basis, at reasonable cost. We have a chiropodist who visits the home every six weeks, there is a small charge for this service.

Mealtimes We have a choice of menus which meets all the nutritional dietery needs of every individual. All meals are prepared with local fresh produce. Refreshments and snacks are available throughout the day.

Soon opening Holly Tree will soon be extended to include an additional ten beds in its nursing unit and an additional six residential ensuite bedrooms.

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Royston Review - Barnsley Chronicle Feature - 20th May 2011  

Royston Review - Barnsley Chronicle Feature - 20th May 2011