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Good Neighbours Recruitment Drive Launched

Friday December 21 2012



BARNSLEY Council is aiming to recruit a team of helpful neighbours to help keep paths, pavements, back streets clear of snow.

The Good Neighbours scheme aims to cover those areas of the borough not covered by the council’s snow plan - the streets and estates not on the primary and secondary gritting routes and which do not have grit bins.

Barnsley Counci offers shovels, high visibility clothing and sand/grit and assures volunteers that they will not be held responsible if someone is injured on a pavement or path they have cleared.

Coun Roy Miller said: "This is the third year the council has offered support to our local communities and I hope you can take advantage of it should the snow come.

"Clearly there are budget pressures, so it will have to be on a first come first served basis as resources are not unlimited.”

For more information contact the council on 01226 773555.

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Reply Posted by Jason parkinson on Saturday December 22 2012 at 16:11
Start by making sure grit bins are full, so people can do their own paths. The grit bin near me is always empty. Barnsley council, too many chiefs and no indians.

Reply Posted by diane on Thursday December 27 2012 at 15:38
Couldn't even tell u where the grit bins are where i live? and if they were any i would imagine other people would empty them as soon as they are filled for their own use to save buying their own.

Reply Posted by Dinky on Thursday December 27 2012 at 15:56
I believe each neighbour should do their bit if physically capable of doing so. why should you do a whole street cause everyone else just can't be bothered doing it themselves