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No Christmas Lights For Hoyland Common

Thursday November 22 2012



CHRISTMAS lights will not be put up in Hoyland Common after councillors decided to spend funds elsewhere.

Coun Jim Andrews said lights would not be put up in Hoyland Common, even though they will be in Hoyland, as ward funds were being spent on tidying up the area.

He said this included money on bins, clearing up shrubbery on the Cloughs estate and buying litter grabbers for voluntary litter picks.

He added money had also been spent on the two new flagpoles at the Hoyland war memorial.

"What we are doing is things for life not just for Christmas," he said.

"People have to understand there are some austere times coming and we have to do things that last more than a month."

The Rockingham ward was 'providing cash' towards the Christmas lights in Hoyland, supplying some of its lights and helping to fund the Christmas tree in Hoyland library.

He confirmed there would be no Christmas lights in Birdwell but they would assist the Birdwell Residents' Action Group with their Christmas tree.

Hoyland Milton councillor, Tim Shepherd, said the Hoyland Christmas lights would be restricted to the town centre.

"We do believe it's the centre and there should be something there," he said.

"We are committed to having something in Hoyland and extending it year by year but it gets more difficult."

Barnsley East MP Michael Dugher will be at Hoyland library at 4pm on November 23 to turn on the lights.

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Reply Posted by Hoyland commoner on Thursday November 22 2012 at 13:26
So our village looks miserable at Xmas cos our money got spent clearing the cloughs? Always thought they were in Hoyland, not really fair that we should do without decorations to benefit another village!

Reply Posted by Paul Taylor on Thursday November 22 2012 at 14:03
Absolutely "Hoyland commoner"
I bet the council still has it's slap-up Christmas dinner for all the free-loaders of the council

Reply Posted by Allyson Dickinson on Thursday November 22 2012 at 16:27
wheres the decs we had last year ? who has them , besides its TWO different places Hoyland Common and Hoyland Nether , anyway isnt cloughfields in hoyland ??

Reply Posted by Stuart- Hoyland Commoner on Thursday November 22 2012 at 17:07
Wow? So is our place going to be boring and old crappy? No! WE WANT TO BE READY FOR CHRISTMAS. without lights nobody will feel christmassy.

Reply Posted by Alex on Thursday November 22 2012 at 17:18
We didn't have Christmas lights last year either, so this is nothing new. So I'm not surprised, but still disappointed - I liked having a Father Christmas on the lamppost outside my house!

Reply Posted by Tim on Thursday November 22 2012 at 18:42
"HUMBUGG"

Reply Posted by peed off on Thursday November 22 2012 at 22:35
What a load of crap!! Where have all the lights gone from Birdwell?? Some of the ladies of Birdwell have raised money to buy the lights that have always been up. What happened to them??? Yes we have a lovely christmas tree so why cant we have our lights up as well??? I supose we will not have hanging baskets up in the summer either.

Reply Posted by Jon on Friday November 23 2012 at 14:47
The whole of the Barnsley borough is slowly going to the dogs. Look at the problems in other areas of Barnsley as well. The Dearne Valley car park on Grange Lane has travellers on it which means the public who pay council tax ect, cannot use the facilities. The travelers dogs have attacked dog walkers, they have bitten one elderly lady in the bungalows opposite and they are constantly harassing passing dogs walkers trying to buy there dogs. Maybe it is time to change the Labour Council in our area as it is not really listening to the people who they serve !! Merry Christmas everyone !

Reply Posted by pete on Saturday November 24 2012 at 20:25
"The Rockingham ward was 'providing cash' towards the Christmas lights in Hoyland, supplying some of its lights and helping to fund the Christmas tree in Hoyland library." ... ....and whos paying for the 15ft outdoor christmas tree and lights for hpyland town centre!!!??? the kind man from the beggar and gentleman pub has! theres true xmas spirit from a true hoyland guy he wants to be mp for for hoyland he nos what hes doing and does right by folk! not the snotty tight arsed council who wants a small pokey tree inside library that myself doesnt use and my kids wont ever see??

Reply Posted by George Agudugdugwendo on Tuesday November 27 2012 at 13:20
BET THESE SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAYS ARE STILL HAVING THEIR XMAS PARTY