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3 Parks set to get £71k makeover PARKS around Monk Bretton and Carlton are to be improved with a £71,000 payment from a developer. The money has been handed to Barnsley Council as part of a Section 106 agreement which compensates for the loss of green space. Now £71,141 will be spent on play equipment and repairs to the pavilion at Carlton Park and on the upgrading of other sites including Monk Bretton Park and the playing fields at Rotherham Road and Lamb Lane. Car parking, trees, shrubs and seating will be added at those sites. Coun Roy Miller said: “The work means that better facilities will be provided and others maintained across a wider area which will benefit more people.”

On this day THE FIRST: 1933, American Wiley Post becomes the first aviator to fly solo around the world in seven days, 18 hours and 49 minutes. On July 15 he flew non-stop to Berlin and, after a brief rest, to the Soviet Union. On his way back to North America he stopped off at Alaska, Canada and New York. THE LAST: 1934, An American gangster’s 13 month run from the police comes to an end when John Dillinger is shot dead by FBI agents outside a cinema in Chicago.

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BY IAN THOMPSON A FASHION show was staged to launch Gateway Plaza last Thursday where a national health service walk-in centre will open this week. The centre is the first occupant of the office, flats and hotel block, off Shambles Street, which has cost £70m. Matthew Stephens, a manager of co-developer Quest Property, announced the opening of the health centre at a reception attended by more than 100 VIPs and other guests. The event included the fashion show staged by the Pollyanna boutique owner Rita Britton. Mr Stephens said: “The NHS centre is ready to go and is looking for patients. It is fantastic because this feels like a ‘live’ building now we have an occupant. The Primary Care Trust wanted the centre to open as soon as possible.

‘It is fantastic because this feels like a ‘live’ building now we have an occupant. The primary care trust wanted the centre to open as soon as possible’ “The next step is to get the other offices let.” Mayor Coun John Parkinson said: “This is a very exciting time for the town. Barnsley has been right to press ahead with regeneration. Developers obviously share our enthusiasm for the future of Barnsley.” Fitting out of offices for the housing organisation Berneslai Homes is due to start soon and talks are being held with potential occupiers. A 110-bed Premier Hotel is due to open before Christmas. Gateway Plaza is the biggest privately funded development in Barnsley’s history.

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to build about 30 homes at BY MIKE SHIELDS a site in Brierley, and is also looking to find a suitable NEW council homes A BARNSLEY-BASED band site in the Dearne area. could be built in is lined up for London gigs Coun Bill Newman, cabiBarnsley for the first net member for developdespite being together for time in nearly 30 ment, said: “It is exciting. only three months. years if a £1.7m You know what we’re like in The Usual Pleasures, scheme gets the goBarnsley. who met in Sheffield, ahead from the gov“If I think I can go somepractise in Summer Lane, ernment. where and get some money, Barnsley, and play a The proposal is for 16 count me in. two-bedroomed flats at punk-inspired take on “We’ve been banned from Vernon Crescent, Ward indie rock. building council housing for Green, which would be let a long long time. Obviously Early comparisons to the in the same way as all we’ll have to put some Sex Pistols have interested other council houses — money in as well — nothtwo labels, Manchester’s through Berneslai Homes. ing’s ever free. Rawfish Records and The council is applying “It’s all come through the Mono Label from Leeds. for a share of £100m put government’s response to Guitarist Chris Jones, 26, aside by the Chancellor in the recession. And to be fair of Wombwell said: “It’s his budget as part of to them, they’ve said here’s early days yet, we’re not measures to kick-start the some money, let’s do somesure whether it’s too early housing market and buildthing positive with it. “It counters that percep- Making music: Usual Pleasures: Jay Morgan, Paul to go with one yet, we tion that it’s all just about Whibberley, Craig November, Mark Fletcher and Chris want to get our profile up Jones. Picture: Wes Hobson bailing out the banks.” a bit first. BARNSLEY “We’ve got six tracks recorded and six more to finish, hopefully that will be our album.” 31st July. Discover Newmillerdam and Sandal’s attractions in this helpful Chris, joined by Singer feature. Mark Fletcher, 26 from Worsbrough, drummer 21st August. Taxis to venues, your guide to a perfect summer night out. Paul Whibberley, 23, rhythm guitarist Jay Morgan, 21 and bassist 4th September. Seasonal pull-out bursting with Autumn ideas. Craig November, 25, all from Sheffield, have played venues in Leeds and Sheffield. 4th August. A parents’ guide for families with children from birth upwards. The Usual Pleasures is set to play two London gigs on July 30 and 31 before 11th August. Discover what Blackpool has to offer during the headlining a night at West Illuminations in this helpful feature. Street Live, Sheffield, on August 1. 18th August. See what Lundwood has to offer in this helpful feature. The band will also appear at the Pulse Bar, If your business would benefit from appearing in any of the above Barnsley, on September 17, features please ring 01226 734734 to find out more. and is due to appear at THE BARNSLEY CHRONICLE SERVING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY SINCE 1858 the Courthouse, Barnsley and The Boardwalk, Sheffield within the month. www.myspace.com/theu sualpleasures

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ing industry. The council’s housing boss Steve Jagger was just leaving school when the last council houses were built. He said: “Hopefully, if we’re successful with the bid, by September 2010 we’ll be handing over the keys to the first in over 30 years.” The last were built in several projects between 1979 and 1982. Mr Jagger has worked in housing for the council since 1990, so he and most of his colleagues have never seen council house building in their careers. “It’s always something we’ve aspired to, providing more new council

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Band to drum up members A BRASS band is looking for new members after they had to pull out of a contest they organised because they didn’t have enough players. Old Silkstone B Band needs players of any age and ability. Secretary, Helen Croud, said: “We have players from primary school age to retired but we don’t have enough members. “There are about ten stalwarts

and then several who come when they can but we are struggling to take on jobs at the minute without borrowing from other bands. “We are looking for players who can commit to the weekly Monday evening rehearsals and who would be willing to take part in events and competitions. “They don’t have to be accomplished musicians, we welcome beginners and those who have

had time away from playing an instrument and want to get back into it. We are just a small village band and there is no pressure.” Earlier this year the band received a community grant through the Chronicle’s cash giveaway which they used to buy a drum kit. If anyone is interested in joining contact Helen Crouden on 07890 592098.

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TOP TRADESMEN BUILD UP THEIR REPUTATION Craig, 20, who is also an apprentice with Gladedale (South Yorkshire), won the gold medal in the senior category. Fellow students, The Barnsley College stu- Alan Harvey, 19, and James dents enjoyed success at a Wren, 20, representing Construction Skills’ compe- Watfords of Wombwell, tition. achieved second and third

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place respectively. Greg, 17, won the gold medal in the New Entrant Bricklaying category of the competition which took place at Leeds College of Building. Craig said: “It feels amazing to have won, especially as I achieved the highest marks in the Yorkshire and Humber regional competition. I practised really hard in the run up to the heat, so it’s all paid off.” Greg said: “I can’t wait to enter the competition again next year. I hope I can improve upon my performance and leave with a medal again.” Craig will now represent the region at a national final in Scotland.

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Tel: Mob:

24 August – 5 days

HOTEL TROUVILLE, BOURNEMOUTH £249.00 Excellent hotel with leisure facilities. 9 September – 14 September

RHINE IN FLAMES Hotel Diehls, Koblenz £395.00 (£95 single room supplement) 3 nights Hotel, 2 nights Ferry (meals incl.) Includes Rhine Cruise and Dinner to see fireworks 5 October – 5 days

HOTEL MELBOURNE ARDENLEA, ISLE OF WIGHT £249.00 19 October – 5 days

ATHOLL PALACE HOTEL, PITLOCHRY £335.00 1st class hotel

‘EXTRA SPECIAL’ DAYS OUT

28 July – Harlow Carr, Harrogate and Fish and Chip Supper – £25.00 6 August – Grimsthorpe Castle Park & Gardens, Lincs – £15.00 25 August – Boundary Mills – £15.00 1 Sept. – Lake Windermere & Skipton – £25.00

For further details and to book call

FREEPHONE 0808 166 2924 COACH HOLIDAYS

www.yorkshireroseholidays.co.uk

Cross Keys

Sheffield Road, Hoyland Common, Barnsley

  

Tel: 01226 742277 Monday to Thursday Teatime Specials 2 Course £5.00 3 Course £7.50

OAP Specials

Monday to Saturday Lunchtime

Great Sunday Carvery

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We service and repair all makes of vehicle - petrol and diesels. MOT failure work carried out - no job too large or too small. Vehicle diagnostics work carried out. We are at Unit 26 Mitchell Road Aldham Ind. Estate, Wombwell. (Opposite the old Perfecta bed site near Pirates Cove.) Give us a try - you'll find us friendly and helpful. Open from 8am, call Stuart on (01226) 344568.

But once the holiday season arrives it all goes a bit haywire. Not only do you need children’s clothes which are hard-wearing to withstand all that play, but also you need to find outfits that are easy to pack and easy to wash. To top it off, these days even toddlers can be quite fashion savvy and

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MOTORWAY PASS PLUS AND REFRESHER COURSES First 4 lessons £5 each* Discounts for block bookings *T. & C. apply.

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IS YOUR LAWN A MESS??? FULL OF MOSS, WEEDS OR JUST HALF DEAD?

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picky when it comes to deciding what they want to wear. Fortunately, this summer high street chains and supermarkets have some great ranges of welldesigned, pocket-frie-ndly children’s clothing in store. Whether you are spending the holidays at home or jetting off to the sun, you’ll be able to keep your youngsters happy and stylish without breaking the bank.

Good Solutions QUALITY WORK, QUALITY DEALS, KITCHENS FITTED TO YOUR BUDGET. We supply and fit from £2,000. Bathrooms fitted from £200. Internal doors £25. Radiators £60. We also make doors to fit your openings.

TELEPHONE

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HIGH QUALITY WROUGHT IRON GATES AND FENCING Delivered and fitted Will beat any genuine quote D.T. Metalcraft

Tel: Barnsley 243361 Mobile: 07834 473757 Suppliers of top class entertainment for all occasions.

Telephone: 01226 340011

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DIRECT LEATHER exb Of M orough

Full range of Bikers Leathers Cordura Jackets and Trousers JACKETS £69 TROUSERS £69 HELMETS £59

BOOTS £59 GLOVES £15 FULL REPAIR AND ALTERATION SERVICE

Every garment fully guaranteed for 12 months. OPEN: Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 11am-3pm. Unit C, Cliffe Street Ind. Est., Mexborough directleather.co.uk

Tel. (01709) 570144

On the Dual Carriageway at Mexborough or 2 minutes from bus or train station.

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Summer Magazine

Brits are spending less on their holidays And the biggest cut back is on travel with the average family spending just £545 on getting to and from their destination in 2009, a drop of almost £82 since 2007. HolidayRentals.co.uk, which carried out the poll, found that 67 per cent of Brits are

BRITS are spending almost £300 less on their holidays this year, due to the recession. Researchers have found that 2009 will see people spend just £2,092 on their family holiday — £259 less than in 2007.

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doing everything they can to cut the cost of their holiday. Top ten ways of keeping down costs: G Staying in the UK. G Avoiding peak times. G Researching the best deals online. G Taking less spending money. G Staying in a cheaper hotel. G Travelling the cheapest way, regardless of whether or not it is the quickest way. G Renting a holiday home/going self-catering. G Avoiding popular destinations. G DIY holiday — booking different parts of the holiday yourself instead of going for a package deal. G Haggling over prices for Barbecue time: It’s time to enjoy eating al fresco. travel and accommodation.

JEFF GILL PLASTERING

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General plumbing, bathrooms fitted, Gas Safety service checks, Tiling. Gas Safety Registered Contact Tony:

TEL. BARNSLEY 746068 or 07812 567575

IT’S TIME TO STRIKE UP THE BARBECUE WE all like to make the most of the hot British weather by striking up the barbie and munching some sizzling grub in the summer sun. It’s good news then that barbecuing is one of the healthiest ways to eat. It’s common knowledge that grilling meat reduces fat, but popular barbecue options such as greasy burgers and charred hotdogs, will definitely see you piling on the pounds if consumed in large quantities. As an alternative to barbecuing huge amounts of meat, try grilling fish and making fruit and vegetable accompaniments to ensure your barbecue is healthy and varied. Fish is

full of good omega three fatty acids, which reduce the risk of high cholesterol, and there are plenty of tasty options to choose from, including salmon and tuna, that will stay in one piece. Tasty vegetable kebabs are colourful, tasty and healthy choices for the grill that can be prepared quickly giving you more time to relax in the sunshine. But for those who think a barbecue just isn’t complete without meat dishes, go for lean cuts of meats using light marinades such as olive oil, citrus fruit juice and herbs to add mouthwatering flavours.

THE FULL HOUSE & JOKERS

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Planning a wedding, anniversary or birthday party?

Look no further, we have a beautiful function room for all occasions, with its own bar, dance floor and state of the art sound system – at very competitive prices.

TEL. BARNSLEY 211310 or 07704 355089

Thursday, Friday, all day Saturday – 2 meals £9 from the full menu Ring 01226 284503 for details www.fullhouse-jokers.co.uk

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CARPET & RUG SALE

SUMMERatDEALS NOW ON!

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at BARNSLEY WHOLESALE & RETAIL FLOOR COVERINGS

Unbeatable full house deals! 1,000’s of rugs on display, from economy to the ultimate in luxury, some…

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Plastering,Tiling and Screeding work undertaken. No job too small. Over 30 years experience.

TEL. BARNSLEY 749525 or 07958 578029

AIRPORT COURIER Telephone for competitive prices

01226 247318

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• AXMINSTERS • SAXONYS • BERBERS • 80/20 TWISTS

EDEN RETREAT

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FREE RUG (worth £29.99) with every order placed in July# 5y x 4m room carpet - was £199 NOW ONLY £85 2, 3, 4m vinyl - was £18.99 sq. yd. NOW ONLY £7.99 sq. yd. fitted*

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CASTLE

for garages and bases, sheds, summerhouses, playhouses, kennels and runs.

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MOROCCO’S A FINE VACATION, NO SWEAT Looking for a summer holiday destination? Morocco has something magical for every kind of visitor. It is a land full of imperial cities with a rich cultural heritage and history, it has beaches that sun worshippers would die for and boasts some spectacular scenery. Sixties hippies, seventies love children and now 21st century socialites have all taken their turns flocking to this North African country to be enchanted and enlightened. To immerse yourself in the traditions of Morocco, try a trip to Marrakech. The ‘pink city’ is full of ancient palaces and mosques, gorgeous gardens, and souks (markets), that are a dream for shopa-

holics who like to barter – you can even buy a camel. A word of warning, whatever your skin type beware of how sunburnt you’re getting because it’s so dry you don’t sweat. But if you want to sweat, an interesting stop is at the local hammam – the Moroccan version of a Turkish bath. The calm of the bath can prepare you for the exciting night-time spectacle in the square at the heart of the city Djemmaa-el-Fna – Place of the Dead. Acrobats, musicians, snake charmers, fortune tellers and henna-tattooed belly dancers abound. Other cities to visit include the capital Rabat, with its nearby forest and popular beaches, or Meknes, where

ESPA For windows, doors

Gardens and Grounds

and conservatories. Manufactured by a local company, using Plastmo products.

Tel. 07966943785 or BSLY 386934

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BARNSLEY DRIVING INSTRUCTORS ASSOCIATION NO GIMMICKS MALE AND FEMALE INSTRUCTORS MANUAL OR AUTOMATIC ALL FULLY QUALIFIED BEGINNERS, QUICK PASS, PASS PLUS, TAXI TRAINING TELEPHONE:

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or visit www.b dia.co.uk

All instructors are CRB checked.

All gardening work undertaken. No job too big or small.

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BUILDER

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Extensions, garden walls, block paving, patios, pointing etc. No job too small.

Call Mark:

TEL. 07866 774418

C CLAYDON PLASTERING LTD. Established 40 years

Housing Estates, Residential and Commercial Properties. INSURANCE WORK

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the ancient old town is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Fès is the most ancient and impressive of the imperial cities, built in the eighth century. The medina of Fès el-Bali (Old Fès) is one of the largest living medieval cities in the world, and its gates and walls really are magnificent. It is a huge maze of winding streets and covered bazaars where it is easy to get lost. Don’t expect to find Humphrey Bogart’s Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city is an industrial centre. It’s a brash, working port with wide boulevards, public parks and imposing Mauresque (Moorish) civic buildings. Casablanca’s medina, or ancient quarter, is worth a look, and the Hassan II Mosque here is one of the largest in the world. If it is sun you want, try the modern holiday city of

Agadir, known as the ‘Pearl of the south’. It’s an ancient Portuguese trading post which boasts 10km of beach, excellent water sports and great golf courses. For a quieter more sedate look at Morocco, head inland to the south – it is a region rich in folklore and spectacular scenery, dotted with small oasis villages and quiet towns surrounded by orchards and olive groves. Erfoud is the centre for excursions to the oasis of Tafilalt, kept green and fertile by the underground waters of the Ziz and Rheris. There are the Blue Springs at Meski, the natural amphitheatre of Cirque de Jaffar and Tinerhir, once a garrison of the French Foreign Legion, near the outstanding scenery of the Draa Valley and the magnificent Spectacular scenery: Morocco is a magical destination. Toddra gorge.

MOBILE HAIR BY LISA

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VAN & DRIVER Removals and collections anytime

01226 728207 07814 436100

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UNIT 49, CANNON WAY, CLAYCLIFFE BUSINESS PARK, BARUGH GREEN S75 1JU

Hoyland Dismantling Co. New & Reclaimed Timber Decking, Beams & Flooring New & Reclaimed Railway Sleepers from £12.50 each Stone & Architectural Products Natural Stone Paving Tinker Lane Foot, Hoyland Common, Barnsley, S74 0PR Tel: 01226 747221 or Fax: 01226 350311 Mob: 07973 420916

BARNSLEY 384191 OR 07968 009698 ANYTIME

Coco

Designer Dress Agency (Within Olivia’s Bridal Studio, Shambles Street, Barnsley) Do you have any Designer items of clothing or an outfit that has hardly been worn and is in excellent condition? Or any Designer accessories that you no longer use – i.e. shoes or handbags, that you would like to sell without tackling Ebay? If so, why not bring it into COCO and let us try and sell it for you. Our new dress agency will enable you to sit back and wait for that sale. For further details please call 01226 709662 Or visit www.olivias.co.uk

ITEMS NOW BEING ACCEPTED TO SELL Terms and conditions apply.

furniture interiors

• Oak, Ash, Walnut, Painted • Fine leather suites • Contemporary and traditional modern art and accessories • Dining room • Living room • Bedroom • Occasional

CARLTON CERAMICS FREE QUOTES Contact Jason 07793 404977 BARNSLEY 724243

Members of Equity. Fully insured and CRB checked. r: o f Table Magician le b Days, a n l i Ope available for weddings, Ava las, , Ga Playgroups, corporate events etc. rties ries, a P ’ wn, Clo se Kids Ask about our special Nur Friendly , ls o £80 all inclusive parties Scho un! r Magician o un F with magic, face painting, Fun F balloon modelling, disco and party dances.

THE MOWER SHOP Lost in a Jungle? Get a new mower or strimmer at The Mower Shop and reclaim your garden. • SALES • SERVICE • HIRE

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Delivery Service Available

Friendly and professional service. No job too small.

53 High Street, Royston, S71 4RF Tel 01226 723800 near fire station

OPEN: MON.-FRI. 8.30 to 4.30 – SAT. 10.00-2.00

www.reclaimedtimber.co.uk

Specialists in Wall & Floor Tiling

CARD MAKING SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT No 57 bus from Barnsley Interchange • parking available • new products • special offers • demonstrations

with Convincing Technology – Only from Hormann! Spring-assisted door, operator included as standard – 10 year guarantee

Opening Saturday, 1st August “All styles of timber and concrete fencing supplied and erected with free quotes on request”

SHOP NOW OPEN

SALE NOW ON! Fantastic showroom displays at:

The Old Garage | Genn Lane | Ward Green | Barnsley

T: 01226 280773

ALL TYPES OF BUILDING WORK FROM DECKING TO NEW BUILDS For more information and a no obligation quote, contact: Craig Waite on 07950 969 719; 0114 247 4087 or e-mail: waite16@googlemail.com

Rear of 38/40 Upper Sheffield Road, Barnsley Tel: 01226 290883 01226 734013 DONCASTER YTC DEPOT SHEFFIELD RD. TOWN CENTRE WE ARE M1 MOTORWAY

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PROUD SPONSORS OF HOYLAND COMMON PRIMARY SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM

WHITBY, 26th July £10.00 Adults. £8.00 Child (Under 14’s). SKEGNESS, 29th August £10.00 Adults. £8.00 Child (Under 14’s). BRIDLINGTON, 13th Sept. £10.00 Adults. £8.00 Child (Under 14’s). BLACKPOOL ILLUM., 11th Oct. £10.00 Adults. £8.00 Child (Under 14’s). BLACKPOOL, Palm Beach Hotel, 19th-23rd Oct. £175.00 TEL/FAX: 01226 360901 MOB: 07872 052760 E-MAIL: framptonscoachesuk@msn.com 81 KING STREET, HOYLAND, BARNSLEY, S74 9LB

Access our website from www.thebestof.co.uk/barnsley and click on coach hire.


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Support Workers Barnsley Part-time positions available up to 25 hours. Starting at £6.74 per hour rising to £7.09 on successful completion of probationary period. At Mencap, everything we do is aimed at enabling people with a learning disability to live full lives in their community. Mencap is the leading not-for-profit organisation working with people with learning disabilities in the UK today. Due to the recent expansion of our services in the Barnsley area we are looking to recruit self-reliant individuals for our support teams, who can see things from our clients' point of view and respond to their preferences and support needs. For these posts you are required to work evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins for which an additional payment of £28.38 is made. Sleep-ins are not required at all schemes. We can offer you comprehensive induction and training opportunities. In addition to competitive rates of pay, we offer annual leave starting at 20 days, plus bank holiday entitlement, pension plan (conditions apply), ongoing training and staff counselling service.

Relief Support Workers £6.74 per hour rising to £7.09 after 6 months and successful completion of induction. Relief Support Workers are wanted on an as and when required basis, for services across Barnsley. An enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check is required for all above posts. For an application pack please contact Mencap on 0115 983 5731. Closing date: Wednesday 5th August 2009. To see all our vacancies and download application packs, visit www.mencap.org.uk/jobs Registered Charity No: 222377

Community Special School

EDUCATION SUPPORT WORKER Permanent – Term Time only

Job Title:

Education Support Worker

Location: Wellington House, Wellington Street, Barnsley. Salary: Grade 2 - £13421 to £15291 (pro-rata) Essential Criteria: 4 GCSE (grades A-C) or equivalent or alternatively must have experience of working with children and young people in an education or care setting. Closing Date: All applications must be received by 31.7.09. For an application pack contact Anne Donoghue at Springwell Community School, St Helen’s Boulevard, Carlton Road, Barnsley S71 2JH or ring 01226 206683.

Support Worker Vacancy Shaftsbury House is a residential home for people with learning difficulties. We support people with a variety of complex needs to live within the local community. Applicants should have experience with learning difficulties, behavioural issues and supporting people in the local community. A flexible approach to work and a positive outlook essential. £6.54 per hour, continuing training and support offered. For further information/application form, contact: L. Watson on 01226 786611

Rockley Dene Residential Home requires a

FULL-TIME NIGHT SENIOR CARE ASSISTANT

7 days on, 7 days off. £7.37 per hour. Telephone Beryl on Barnsley 245536

Learn to do Nails

DONCASTER 10 week evenings /4 day intensive classes MANICURE CLASSES & PEDICURE CLASSES Possible job vacancies

Tel. 01302 340550

have you got a vacancy to fill? To advertise call

01226 734666

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Financial Open Day Thursday 6th August 2009 1.30pm until 7.00pm Our tutors will be available for discussion. Courses to commence 1st September 2009

Fixed Term Appointment vacancies exist for people to work a Fixed Working Pattern from 16.45 to 20.45 (16 hours per week) Monday to Thursday in Jobcentre Plus, based in Barnsley Benefit Delivery Centre. The fixed term ends on 19 March 2011 but there is the possibility that the posts will be extended or made permanent. Starting salary £15,150 pro rata. If you enjoy providing excellent customer service, a fulfilling opportunity in benefit processing is waiting for you. For an application form, visit www.dwp.gov.uk/jobs and click on IRC 61299. If you do not have access to the internet please phone 0845 600 1405 and quote IRC61299. Closing date: 30th July 2009.

CIMA (operational) AAT (Foundation, Intermediate, Technician) Computer based exams available for some programmes Basic Book Keeping

Top Rates of Pay

Funding available subject to circumstances Please phone 01226 780093 for details

We are the original Welcome Windows Limited established trading in 1984 and have traded from our own factory in Wombwell for over 20 years.

CANVASSERS WANTED

e:mail: enquiries@future-wize.co.uk BBIC, Snydale Road, Cudworth, Barnsley S72 8RP

Due to the expansion of our successful retail division, we are currently looking for professional canvassers to join our sales team. For further information please contact Darren Hampshire on 07771 500111

Future-Wize Promotes Equal Opportunities for All

Wembley Works, Hemingfield Road, Wombwell, Barnsley S73 0LY. t. 01226 340240 e. sales@welcomewindows.co.uk

SUPPLY TEACHERS Required for September!

Register with your Barnsley based Education recruitment agency today! • Top rates of pay for work local to you. • Daily, long-term and permanent placements available for Sept. • Dedicated consultants with teaching and recruitment experience. • Required - Qualified Teachers, NQT’s, NNEB’s and Teaching Assistants and Cover Supervisors. For work in Barnsley and surrounding areas call Provide Education to register NOW!

01226 391888 www.provide-education.co.uk

DH DATA LTD. Computer Software/Hardware Company selling Computers & Computer Parts Wholesale. Requires

DATA ENTRY CLERKS/CUSTOMER SERVICE OPERATOR to work in the following areas:-

BARNSLEY, ROTHERHAM, DONCASTER & PONTEFRACT. Main duties include input data entry onto the company database, dealing with customers & taking orders over the telephone, filing and all general duties. Experience is required, must have data entry skills & good communication skills, be computer literate, reliable & able to work as part of a team. Full training is provided. Hours are: Full-time 8.30am - 5pm & Part-time 9.30am - 2.30pm. FULL TRAINING GIVEN. WAGES £9.00 - £11.00 per hour dependent on experience.

Please apply to:

The Recruitment Line on 0203 0868171

THE SALVATION ARMY YORKSHIRE DIVISION Looking for a challenge? We are looking for someone special to be a

MANAGER

in our new Charity Shop in Hoyland Must be friendly and enthusiastic. Retail or supervisory experience essential. Salary £9,204 per annum for 25 hours a week. Offers will be made subject to satisfactory disclosure check. For further details and application form please contact Joanne Enwright

TEL. 0113 281 0102 email joanne.enwright@salvationarmy.org.uk Closing date: 6 August 2009. Interviews: 19 August 2009. “Promoting equality in the workplace” A Christian Church – with heart to God and hand to man Registered Charity No. 214779 and in Scotland SC009359

Dearne Valley

Barnsley Disability Services FULL TIME

MALE CARE ASSISTANT Required, must be flexible. To look after disabled people in the Barnsley area. The use of a car and telephone is essential and car allowance is payable. For an informal chat or an application form: TEL. BARNSLEY 243111 (office hours)

Arrow Self Drive

PERSON REQUIRED FOR BUSY RENTAL OFFICE Must have good customer service skills, good telephone manner and work well as a member of a team, and have a full UK driving licence with Cat D1. Position involves dealing with customers, using computer system, answering telephone and vehicle preparation. Please apply in writing to:-

The Manager, Arrow Self Drive, Castleview Garage, Barnsley Road, Dodworth, Barnsley, S75 3JR

TATES TRAVEL GROUP requires

PCV DRIVERS

for local service bus/contract work. Full time/part time and split days, no late nights or early starts. Applicants must have full checkable work history and be prepared to undergo a CRB check. Must be over 25 years old. Semi retired drivers welcome.

HACKNEY carriage driver wanted. BMBC badge. Commission basis. Days / nights available. Must be 25 years + – Tel. 07810 187212, 07837 101085

A Leading Debt Recovery Company Requires

PATTERSON Transport requires experienced class 2 tipper drivers, good pay – Tel. 07800 609740 or 07837 815220

Tel. 01226 390044 SELF EMPLOYED COLLECTORS

Payment is by way of a good commission rate. Full training will be provided. Contact us at www.hcportal.co.uk or FREE PHONE:

Motor Company

Due to strategic growth, our friendly family business requires the following staff:

Galtee More Nursing Home

Must be prepared to work weekends/late nights. Must hold a full UK driving licence. The position offers company car/fuel allowance. O.T.E. £35,000 p.a. (Previous applicants need not apply.) Dearne Valley Motor Company Limited, Doncaster Road, Darfield, Barnsley S73 9JG. Tel: 01226 340522 or 0776 9657782

HGV 1 Drivers required. Days, nights & weekends. Good rates of pay. Call Louise – Tel. 01482 317208, 07811 458590 @ Jark Driving (Agy) LABOURERS with CSCS card and trades for site in Barnsley, immediate start. Please call – Tel. 0161 765 3881 (agy)

Car and Telephone required

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