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Barnsley Market Scheme Start Date Announced

Friday January 24 2014


Town Centre Redesign plans from 2011 Town Centre Redesign plans from 2011


BARNSLEY'S indoor market will be redeveloped as part of £41 million town centre plans confirmed for next year. 

The scheme will see the council invest £35 million into the project that will see the former county council offices and adjacent shops demolished and the indoor market redeveloped.

A new £4 million central library will be created along with a public square for an open market and event space.

It is hoped that Kendray Street will be developed into a leisure and retail space. 

Cllr Sir Stephen Houghton CBE said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for Barnsley and its town centre. This scheme will provide certainty to traders and businesses, and deliver the improvements that people have been waiting for."

Funding for the scheme is being provided by the council from monies raised through selling off assets. 

The council had hoped to secure £180 million from investors for a total rebuild which would have had a Debenhams department store as its flagship.

But - despite the knock back of Debenhams dropping out of the scheme - the council say the positive news is the smaller plans can go ahead almost immediately - because this time the council is not relying on external financiers.

The plan is expected to be approved by councillors at a meeting on February 6.

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Reply Posted by HA on Friday January 24 2014 at 14:49
I'll believe it when I see it!

Reply Posted by Me on Friday January 24 2014 at 15:31
How many times have they said this before

Reply Posted by mark desmond kelsey on Friday January 24 2014 at 15:47
Wow am inpressed barnsley will have chainged so much. "Hope for best" carnt help but rember the good times working there and the friends i made great times and memores.

Reply Posted by Is itjustme on Friday January 24 2014 at 15:53
Feels like déjà vu ain't we been told this before then it fell through?? Oh yes we were going to have cinema multi screen then oden pulled out think there only going to paint the barnsley market sign

Reply Posted by Alex on Monday February 3 2014 at 14:59
@itjustme The way Barnsley council spend money, it might just cost £40 million to paint it.

Reply Posted by debbie on Friday January 24 2014 at 16:04
how many times are they going to keep saying the same old thing

Reply Posted by mark on Friday January 24 2014 at 16:16
nice to see so many positive remarks as per usual. For Gods sake what's wrong with folk around here, owt good on cards and they have to drag it down. You must have really sad lives, it's probably the low life scum bags who's sat at home all day contributing nowt to society and then think they've got a right to slate everything good that happens. Well done BMBC for trying to improve this slum hole of a Town full of negative, pathetic low life's.

Reply Posted by Dawn on Friday January 24 2014 at 17:48
Negative? We have heard this before Mark. Do you not think the Barnsley public are going to be a bit sceptical? Myself and many others have lost confidence in this lot, they have made promise after promise and never delivered.

Let's see what happens this time, eh?

Reply Posted by AHR on Monday January 27 2014 at 13:43
"Slum hole of a town full of low life's " eh Mark, move out then !

Reply Posted by Anon on Friday January 24 2014 at 16:21
Hasnt it changed alot since kast time they said it was going to happen would be great if it does though the town needs re development

Reply Posted by confused on Friday January 24 2014 at 16:27
So how many jobs would that £41 million helped save???

Reply Posted by anonny on Friday January 24 2014 at 16:35
Well,when its finished,there will be jobs inside the building. Does that help your confusion?

Reply Posted by confused on Friday January 24 2014 at 16:42
So more jobs in 2 years. Result!!! :-)

Reply Posted by confused on Friday January 24 2014 at 16:46
Not knocking the fact its being done, we all know town needs it, just think its odd council had to make all these savings, sacked hundreds of people but can then suddenly find £35 million????

Reply Posted by not confused on Friday January 24 2014 at 20:02
Not really, one will benefit everybody produce jobs and wealth in turn will take more tax for nice things like NHS and other services, paying council works with borrowed money benefits only the council workers would it not.

Reply Posted by nope still confused on Saturday January 25 2014 at 10:42
so sacking around a 1000 council workers claiming there was huge savings to be made, who will now more than likely be unemployed for a few years therefore claiming benefits to hopefully create a few 100 part time jobs when the new development arrives..........makes sense!!!????!!!!! If the money had been gained from outside development yes, but found from making redundancies and selling the towns land.......nope!

Reply Posted by sid on Friday January 24 2014 at 16:53
Let's hope our local workforce are employed on this. That's a question that should be raised to the council.

Reply Posted by anon on Friday January 24 2014 at 17:18
How many times can they say they are gonna revamp Barnsley only for them whoops we spent the money on our annual celebration of messing things up and the hooligans of the town will destroy it too and its a shame Barnsley needs a better profile all the eye sores gone people wanting to open businesses and make a success of them Barnsley is not like it used to be

Reply Posted by paintpot on Friday January 24 2014 at 17:41
I'm sick to the back teeth of all these promises & proposal that never happen. All these years of arsing about spending money planning, publicising then discarding a variety of schemes for town centre improvement has thus far amounted to Nothing. Barnsley Council should hang their heads in shame, stop telling lies and fobbing us off, and get on with what theyve been promising. And at the next local election. Get em out!!

Reply Posted by Tracey on Friday January 24 2014 at 18:24
You cant blame people for being negative. How many times have we been at this stage this saga has been going on for years. I wonder how much money has been lost to drawing up plans after plans after plans.

Reply Posted by Jordan on Friday January 24 2014 at 18:25
It will be really good when all this happens. Although that is If it happens. A bit annoyed though how they haven't got any money to spend on teenagers like myself but it will be good if it goes ahead.

Reply Posted by Gaby Pond on Friday January 24 2014 at 18:30
Just make it beautiful. Not all glass and concrete, but something we can admire for many years to come.

Reply Posted by LV on Friday January 24 2014 at 19:18
Somewhere that doesn't sound like you're in an anderson shelter when it rains would be great too!!! lol

Reply Posted by Barry on Friday January 24 2014 at 18:31
So no big names are coming, so Barnsley will still be rubbish and people will still go to Meadowhall, Leeds & Wakefield. Well done Barnsley Council, you are still not listening to us, we want big name shops, not rubbish coffee shops, greggs, pound shops & charity shops. Remember money we spend elsewhere, is not being put into Barnsley, so give us what we want.

Reply Posted by LV on Friday January 24 2014 at 19:16
Yea, fill town with extortionately priced shops that no one can actually afford to buy from, then complain when they all shut down because it wasn't cost effective to keep them open here! I take it you'll be blaming the council then too!?

Reply Posted by Barry on Friday January 24 2014 at 23:42
So nothing will change and people will not go into Barnsley, but shop elsewhere. So why waste 41 million, doing it. Take we voted this waste of space council out.

Reply Posted by Dawn on Friday January 24 2014 at 18:40
Nandos and H&M are the only big names confirmed at the moment. Let's hope the council can attract more, we don't need anymore Poundshops, etc, etc.

Reply Posted by Me me on Friday January 24 2014 at 19:07
Never going to happen. Now let's all go and vote Labour

Reply Posted by LV on Friday January 24 2014 at 19:14
The council is Labour. -_-

Reply Posted by bob shaw on Friday January 24 2014 at 19:19
load a cobblers

Reply Posted by Rodriguez on Friday January 24 2014 at 19:27
Kendray Street needs renaming. I associate Kendray with nothing but negativity.

Reply Posted by Me me on Friday January 24 2014 at 19:35
Coal not dole.just look wot Labour has done for this town nothing .that is why nothing is going to get built .All the old dinosaurs in town will vote them back in next year

Reply Posted by Paul on Friday January 24 2014 at 19:37
I just hope all you labour voters are happy with sir Steve ,, £40 million into a town centre , which has to be demolished ,, I can't wait , but then again sir Stevie will not see it from is palace (townhall) or the plush new council complex which by the way cost more than they are spending on a town centre.
So to all you labour voters good luck , it doesn't effect us in Wombwell cos we can't get into barnsley , we will just pay for it..

Reply Posted by huff on Friday January 24 2014 at 20:11
if anybody can tell me what this council has done for barnsley in the last 50 years apart from ermm...... nothing, please let me know

Reply Posted by Steve on Friday January 24 2014 at 20:32
So demolish all the buildings this labour council built in the 70's. I don't have any faith in them doing it right this time. Rejuvenating the town centre isn't going to get rid of the low life scumbags who have never done a days work in their life. It's embarrassing to be associated to this shithole when you walk around town. What they gonna fill the new buildings with pound shops!!!!

Reply Posted by Andy on Friday January 24 2014 at 20:44
i have a shop at upper may day green, arcade, and i along with the other shop keepers near me would like to know what is going to happen to us they seem to be thinking about the market only!!

Reply Posted by chris on Friday January 24 2014 at 21:12
Andy....says in the Chronicle ‘Redesign and redevelopment of the Metropolitan Centre, indoor market and semi-open market in the existing building’
So it looks like all the building is staying but getting a face lift.

Reply Posted by huff on Friday January 24 2014 at 21:06
i want a town to be proud of. do you think houghton cares? he let the town get in the mess it is now but its people like you who can't see through the red mist and sir steve and just let him get away with it.


Reply Posted by lp on Friday January 24 2014 at 21:14
brilliant news ......... amazing and exciting times for Barnsley :)

Reply Posted by gnk on Friday January 24 2014 at 22:14
Oh - is this still ongoing? How much money has been spent on finalising the plans so far?

Reply Posted by AlanB on Friday January 24 2014 at 22:43
We'll sadly get a second rate development for £35/41 million pounds. Remember, the original town centre scheme was going to cost nearly £200 million pounds. We will end up with about one fifth of what the council originally promised. Another failing of Sir Steve.

Reply Posted by Fred on Saturday January 25 2014 at 06:38
I'am in full agreement with you AlanB.

I just hope new scheme isn't filled with poundshops and the like.

Reply Posted by Dawn on Saturday January 25 2014 at 07:54
H&M is the only store confirmed, I think, the other is the restaurant Nandos.

Reply Posted by Not telling on Saturday January 25 2014 at 09:33
No vision no clue.
They spend stacks of money on consulting on schemes that they just can't afford.
What happened to the halo of light that cost us the tax payer a shit load of design/consultant fees. (Was supposed to bring in tourism)
Debenhams will have pulled out because they will have realised that most of the management at BMBC are a bunch of clowns.
They destroy small business, while pretending to support it.
They are a bureaucratic draconious set of individuals that push away good development by there selfish attitude.
The are looking at a new library???Everyone knows that libraries are on the decline, so just leave the one that is there in place.(or downsize) it has no place in the new development.
Spend the saving on something else.
At let me just say £35 million will get you nothing. This development will be as small as the Alambra and just as empty.
If they are wanting additional retailers in Barnsley they should be just tagging onto the Alambra of they only have £35m as there is no doubt that they need a major investor/retailer to make this happen.
Steve Houghton needs to stop blowing smoke up everyone's arse to the state of the councils plans.
It's all a big shame because I love Barnsley but can't help feeling the doom and despair.

Reply Posted by Not telling on Saturday January 25 2014 at 11:17
That's another problem confused.
Big companies will be hired in that have their own supply chain partners. They will not be allowed to use local labour. You may get a little local labour used but the vast majority will be sourced from outside of Barnsley.
Barnsley have a wealth of capable professionals but the cash will always be redistributed out of town.

Reply Posted by Philip Taylor on Saturday January 25 2014 at 14:02
Barnsley needs it big style or as a focal point for a town we could sink into oblivion with a rundown shopping area only thing I worry about is it will be another bland replacement for the concrete dull shopping area only saved by the looks of the Alhambra with a lack of a flagship store to bring the shoppers in same as my mate said could not find a shop for his wife middle aged to find clothes suitable for her

Reply Posted by Elaine on Saturday January 25 2014 at 14:19
Yaay build another poundland what about all the workes last in qeue for the doctors we cant get in for people who are at home all day .Do something for the workers for a change and not the shirkers.

Reply Posted by sid on Saturday January 25 2014 at 14:33
That's a daft thing to say Elaine. The plan is to build nicer shops where we can spend our hard earned,there's only you mentioned those unlucky enough not to be employed. More shops,more choice,more spending in Barnsley. At present Philip Taylor's right, you want something special and you have to shop out of town. We need Barnsley people to spend in Barnsley, sadly I'm not one of them. There's not much in town at all,so its a waste of time looking. Roll on! I hope it works for all our sakes.

Reply Posted by true red on Saturday January 25 2014 at 15:18
selective posting where's my post I did earlier stranger and stranger, no swearing ,no politics strange just a straight forward common sense post on the issue

Reply Posted by Chris on Saturday January 25 2014 at 15:32
Yes...same here, I've had 2 posts removed in the last 2 days.

Reply Posted by Kfc on Saturday January 25 2014 at 15:40
Truth hurts see how long mine lasts below

Reply Posted by sid on Saturday January 25 2014 at 16:10
Same here. Mr.khan and kfc? Haven't put anything wrong,just some nice fun light hearted banter. Cheers a few up,instead of all the growling.

Reply Posted by Ray on Monday January 27 2014 at 12:27
Aye same for me and the whole comments section on the ASOS article was removed.

I reckon ASOS were in touch with them for the negative comments the article was receiving,

Reply Posted by Kfc on Saturday January 25 2014 at 15:39
We've a right to be sceptical of the Sir Houghton Bandwagon & Co.

Can not help thinking this is just a smoke screen to the Debenhamns pull out.

Only only last week Sir Stevie was saying negative things why did he not make this announcement at that time. Simple answer some one at the Town Hall and just say behind thee desk and said Why don't we make a statement about some bull shit New Barnsley Shopping Centre. We can announce work will start work to start around the General Election.

RESULT

People in Barnsley will think all us free loaders at The town are great. They will vote for Labour at the elections.

Then after the General Elections we can with draw our plans. At least we get another five years of milking the Gravy Train.

And everyone lived happily ever after.

The End.

Reply Posted by Karen on Saturday January 25 2014 at 16:08
Seems to me that BMBC can never please people. If they don't do anything they get a load of criticism and if they do, they get complaints that money should be going elsewhere. Well I say "Well done!" The people of Barnsley deserve a revamped town centre that will encourage money to be spent in town rather than elsewhere.

Reply Posted by Danny on Saturday January 25 2014 at 17:13
Its amazing how quick these plans were drawn up. Debenhams only announced last week they were pulling out. Im worried what the town of Barnsley is going to end up with.

Lies, lies and more lies.

Reply Posted by Redrew on Saturday January 25 2014 at 17:17
Barnsley Market Scheme Start Date Announced. Where's the date?

Reply Posted by Simon Walsh on Saturday January 25 2014 at 17:21
If you "have heard all this before" and "lost confidence in this lot" stop voting for them or get out and vote for an alternative. Otherwise don't be a keyboard moaner and stop being so bloody negative.

Reply Posted by Kfc on Saturday January 25 2014 at 19:57
It's called debate and freedom of speech. Have a look at a recent Bill the Conservative and the Lib Dems are trying to push through the back door only this week.

It's called the gagging Law. Where charities and organisations etc will not be allowed to speck up in the press or tv or internet to support the working class.

The House of Lords have just blocked it temporary. God help us all if it gets through parliament as Law.

Are we all in this together if so why does the government need to pass laws to keep us from having a freedom of speech.

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Wednesday January 29 2014 at 19:24
Don't know if ya kno Kfc but the vote in the lords was tied on 245 for and 245 against which the government get the casting vote on whether to either enshrine the gagging bill into law or scrap it.

That's knackered then innit?

Defo going to be in now as we are under a Tory government!

Reply Posted by sam on Saturday January 25 2014 at 17:28
Im not very confident of Barnsley getting any big name store. They failed in attracting any big names to the Alhambra.

I fear the same will happen with this scheme im affraid.

Reply Posted by Fred on Saturday January 25 2014 at 17:34
I've never voted for them Simon and I don't intend to either.

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Saturday January 25 2014 at 20:57
Hmmmm,
as one that constantly berates everything that Houghton and his pedigree chums sat in their municipal ivory tower do, this has kind of side swiped me....

Ok then I'll start with the negatives, seems somewhat contrived that the week after Debenhams have "pulled out" of Barnsley then rather surprisingly Houghton has announced that the town is FINALLY gonna be done up.
Wasn't the original figure from years ago £200 Million? Or more?
I take it there will be no "Tuscan village" and Halo then?
£41 Million isn't a lot of money in this day and age is it really?

Positives...
As long as they get rid of that god awful Metropolitan centre the surely ANYTHING has to be better than that?
Erm I cant really think of anything else! Gobsmacked!

Lets have some proper shops other than the charity and lower end shops such as Primani and Sports Direct
A JD Sports wouldn't go amiss....

Seeing is believing though....

Reply Posted by anon on Saturday January 25 2014 at 21:16
I'dlike to see a bbus.

Reply Posted by Des Beds on Sunday January 26 2014 at 01:00
@desbeds. We hope we can find an affordable store within this new complex, it is good for Barnsley no doubt but will the shop rates double also. Don't mind telling you we already pay £33,500 in just rates for our little bedding shop !!!!

Reply Posted by viz on Sunday January 26 2014 at 14:54
Read the announcement with a sense of seen it and heard it all before, just hope that it gets done before Mr Booth at the college decides to kick his toys out of the pram and demand a town centre plot for the next stage of his empire building because sure as eggs are eggs Sir Stevie will abandon any plans of developement to give him what he demands (including leader of the council eventually)

Reply Posted by sally on Sunday January 26 2014 at 18:37
I was talking to a market trader. The lady told me she paid double the rent for a stall on the inside opposed to what traders pay outside. Inside traders pay for electric outside traders do not. She is worried that the rents will increase to a sum she cannot afford as she is struggling already. How come there is such a big difference in rent payments and electricity. Thought council were helping small business. It does not appear that way to me. As said in previous posts £40million is not much as apposed to £200million. Also why should outsiders be employed when there are plenty of townsfolk that can do the jobs. Also not may small business people will be able to afford the rents. Barnsley has gone down badly over the years it will be a long time before it ever comes back even close to how it used to be. There used to be a great atmosphere in the markets and now a lot of uncertainty. Good luck with it all I hope it works out.

Reply Posted by Guilty as Sin on Sunday January 26 2014 at 18:51
Hoyland Market second hand stall on Thursday BMBC £28 per day. You've got to be joking

Reply Posted by G on Sunday January 26 2014 at 18:58
I'll just add that the existing civic had 18million spent n it and that didn't even get competed

Reply Posted by Crawshaw on Sunday January 26 2014 at 23:55
It would be nice to see the council offering local businesses cheaper business rates in these new developments. Of course we need the national chains to drive forward the appeal of the town centre but why can't we support local business and offer a unique shopping experience through shops that aren't available anywhere else?

Reply Posted by Look after our own on Monday January 27 2014 at 11:03
Fantastic can't wait to see barnsley updated just wat we all have been waitin yrs for just hope all the building work will go to local companies that will help our town builders putting money bk into our community not other towns

Reply Posted by True on Monday January 27 2014 at 11:14
WAB always removes post provin it isn't a free country to say wat we want. WAB only like ppl to post if WAB agree with wats been said not good for a freedom for all site wonder how long till this gets removed!!!!

Reply Posted by Freedom of speech on Monday January 27 2014 at 12:36
They should b a site that doesn't take sides by selectin which comments shud b removed doesn't give me much trust with WAB. I agree if they are racist, sexist etc etc then they should b removed but removing them as they don't like wat ppls opinions are it's not fair

Reply Posted by kikthebumsout on Monday January 27 2014 at 13:02
asos have an advert on wab 4 their slave labour crap everyday ,how much do wab get 4 advertising asos.could that have anything to do with it ,its not just them tho,every shop in every town and city in the uk sell made in the far east crap ,by child slaves.if this gets deleted it will prove that wab supports slave labour.welcome to slavelandia

Reply Posted by Bobby on Monday January 27 2014 at 22:23
Nice idea, looks good. Don't see the point though it's still got all it's rough heads smack heads and other low life's in town. Going to spoil it for all the nicer Barnsley people.

Reply Posted by andy on Tuesday January 28 2014 at 21:15
Well at least redundant BMBC staff will have nice shops to spend there redundancy in Labor council my arse .....................

Reply Posted by shandy on Wednesday January 29 2014 at 15:30
Too little too late Debenhams have pullef out n.who can blame them . Alhambra is half dead cos the greedy managers want too much t rent stalls out !!!!! Wake up bmbc are these false promises again ?????

Reply Posted by me on Wednesday January 29 2014 at 16:12
they should think about spendin money on something more worthwhile theres alot of otherthings we NEED more than shops esspecially 41 million waste of money

Reply Posted by Justice on Wednesday January 29 2014 at 16:36
People keep saying that our council is full of smug, self important buffoons. Look at the last redevelopment costed millions and millions. I do of course refer to the magnificent Alhambra Centre. It's a buzzing hub of commerce with tens of customers passing through its doors daily and mostly provides toilet facilities and warm shelter for smackrats, dossers and the hoody generation. What a bargain that was for us rates payers! Vote Labour and get another white elephant on your rates bill.

Reply Posted by boo on Monday February 3 2014 at 14:49
well said ,I went to Barnsley last week I haven't been for a few weeks it was a ghost town

Reply Posted by Really???? on Thursday January 30 2014 at 12:31
Tory supporters slatin labour, labour supporters slatin Tories, why don't all wake up n realise they all promise the world deliver nothing all the government r silly little boys tryin to make their name in history while doin nothing for us just for themselves all these cuts n they get 11% pay rise ya all need to wake up n not vote cos neither deserve to b in power I certainly won't b votin cos ya can't trust non of them Tories or labour

Reply Posted by Terry on Tuesday February 25 2014 at 19:36
People fought hard and long for us to get the right to vote.If you don't like the main parties vote for another but you can't not vote.

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Thursday January 30 2014 at 20:54
So reading between the lines, is the main development is going to be on Kendray street?
I'm rather confused , not for the first time I hasten to add.
Is the metropolitan centre going to be knocked down then or not?

BMBC IDIOTS if you are watching then a good "marketing ploy" to get thousands of Chinese people into the town spending their vast amounts of wealth would be to rename the god awful sounding Kendray Street to Hudson Taylor street or have a square name after him or something?

Geez I am wasted really, I could be sat in the town hall earning £50k p.a for my ideas couldn't I?

Reply Posted by Chris on Thursday January 30 2014 at 21:28
Chronicle states - ‘Redesign and redevelopment of the Metropolitan Centre, indoor market and semi-open market in the existing building’ So it looks like the carbuncle is staying, but getting a face lift. Look it up on the Chronny website. Where’s the old TEC building by the way?

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Friday January 31 2014 at 12:03
Tec building is up the ramp at the side of where they old Dolly's pub

Reply Posted by bananas on Monday February 3 2014 at 14:06
develope what you like. I for 1 will not return to do my shopping in Barnsley till you spend some tax payers money by removing the vermin that infest our town centre.

Reply Posted by SWFCMan on Monday February 3 2014 at 14:37
Have you lot forgotten there's a recession?? Major investment has dwindled as confidence is low. The revised plans offer an alternative to those earlier ideas of massive change towards a more moderate change. As we all know, the market, met centre and central offices are horrendous looking buildings so a redevelopment, albeit a relatively modest one, is vital!

Plus - apparently some people have applied to get the current library listed so no demolition can happen. That's absolutely ludicrious and would serious damage this town as none of the redevelopment of Shambles Street, the main gateway into the town, would be able to happen. They need to have a word with themselves.............. their actions could hold this town back and for what? A shoddy looking, old fashioned library when a new one is part of these new plans? Good call ................... *SARCASM*


Reply Posted by Adele on Monday February 3 2014 at 14:41
If it's creates more jobs, just what the town needs.

Reply Posted by boo on Monday February 3 2014 at 14:45
i think the money could be spent better

Reply Posted by boo on Monday February 3 2014 at 14:45
i think the money could be spent better

Reply Posted by (*_*) on Monday February 3 2014 at 22:22
It will not make a difference as to what the people of Barnsley would like,the people behind it all will just do whatever they want to do .

Reply Posted by Graham Nicholson on Thursday February 6 2014 at 12:23
When their going let us know what date demolition starts me and at Wayne want to see what happening

Reply Posted by lookforthegood on Tuesday February 25 2014 at 15:36
I wish people would be more positive about the place where they live. They should visit other areas around the country some make barnsley look posh. I know some buildings need revamping but a town isn't just about its buildings its also about its people. I have found barnsley people to be friendly and accepting of others. No matter where you go you will find druggies and other vermin hanging about but these people are in the minority. Barnsley as many good, hardworking, positive, reliable, responsible and happy residents. Barnsley market may look shabby but its got a lot of character and still attracts shoppers from Surrounding areas, a bit of a facelift wouldn't be a bad thing but I suspect that the meeting being held on Wednesday 25 Feb for traders in the met centre will tell us what the plans are. It would be nice if more positive posts were on here as I am sure there are a lot of people out there who love barnsley for what it is the way it is.

Reply Posted by Collet on Tuesday February 25 2014 at 18:43
Barnsley council is not democratic it's a dictatorship,it knows it has no need to listen to the people that elect them,love to hear the Market traders at a meeting they are having,looks like the Labour Party will be putting a lot of Traders on the dole,if you are going down go down fighting Kick there arsses.

Reply Posted by kingofkendray on Tuesday February 25 2014 at 19:07
It will take a lot more than a new market to sort the town out like raising the town to the ground and rebuilding it with people that can go to work and speak english I feel sorry for anyone living here the place is an absolute dump full of alchys and inbreds