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Councillor 'Proud' As Housing Is Prepared For Ex-Soldiers

Thursday October 10 2013


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HOUSING is being prepared for three former soldiers who are struggling to find somewhere to live following tours abroad.

A property on Washington Road in Goldthorpe has been acquired by Barnsley Community Build and will house the ex-servicemen.

It's a proud result for Cllr May Noble who has been working on the project for some time.

She said: "I'm so pleased this has now been sanctioned to go ahead. The BCB will bring it up to a good standard and employ apprentices to help with this.

"These veterans will be chosen from around Yorkshire but they will try to place them close to where they come from.

"It's an excellent project recognising the veteran's service to their country."

Finances permitting, this is a project that may well continue within the Dearne South ward.

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Reply Posted by keith on Thursday October 10 2013 at 16:48
this is an excellent project, our ex service personnel should have priority over any foreign person, whats wrong with this country. ??

Reply Posted by julie on Thursday October 10 2013 at 16:56
Disgusting that these men should have to rely on these measures!! The government should be thoroughly ashamed! Well done Councillor Noble - at least someone cares

Reply Posted by Mick c on Thursday October 10 2013 at 17:03
Nice one,these people should take priority,boot all the foreigners out and do something worthwhile like this,I'm sure a lot of people not only in Barnsley would like to see more good work like this done by the local councils, at least these people have done something for this country and not drained the life out of it.

Reply Posted by Mystery on Thursday October 10 2013 at 18:09
Better in Goldthorpe than inside a cardboard box on the streets

Reply Posted by STEVO on Thursday October 10 2013 at 20:20
OR MAYBE A LIFE !!

Reply Posted by Swifty on Saturday October 12 2013 at 21:35
There's a purpose build building at Highfield Grange Resource Centre at Wombwell. 16 bedroom unit self sufficient. For short term or long term accommodation

Sorry the Barnsley Council have agreed to demolish work to start Monday.

Total Disgrace to BMBC.


Reply Posted by swifty on Saturday October 12 2013 at 21:37
Forgot to mention as previously stated its only 10 years old the building and is magnificent site.

Reply Posted by julie on Sunday October 13 2013 at 21:07
Totally agree - was a brilliant re-habit unit, but they don't give a toss about the elderly so why should they care about ex-servicemen? Says it all about Barnsley Council - flogging the land to private developers are they? Shame on them!!