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Problem Streets To Be Cleaned Up

Tuesday October 14 2014




PROBLEM streets will be targeted and cleaned up as part of a revolutionary new scheme.

Six Goldthorpe streets have been identified as being areas that have issues with tipping and littering.

Several agencies will lead the clean-up and then attempt to build relationships with residents to ensure improvements are kept up.

The roads having issues are Frederick Street, Albert Road, Poplar Avenue, Princess Road, Wellington Street and Flower Street.

All the streets are located next to each other and have been identified as an area in need of particular attention.

Paul Brannan, head of community services and enforcement for Barnsley Council, said: "We will have more bodies on the ground in the next couple of weeks but it's a different and innovative approach.

"It's something we're looking at doing across the borough but Goldthorpe is perhaps the area with the most problems." 

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Reply Posted by me on Tuesday October 14 2014 at 12:29
bellbrooke estate was cleaned up 2yrs since. its a disgrace again...until you start evicting these ppl who get up on a morning, tek there kids to school, come back with carrier bags full of booze. tossing it off while we go to work. not even attempting to do there garden. just being a nuisense, the situation will not alter. you no who they are Barnsley council.

Reply Posted by AHR on Monday October 20 2014 at 18:21
You not telling me they actually get up to take their children to School , wow !

Reply Posted by Carl on Wednesday October 15 2014 at 13:20
Why is it always those streets that get the clean up they have just been done ..... Coop st Victoria st brevet street are a lot worse

Reply Posted by jan on Wednesday October 15 2014 at 14:13
I notice theyr all in vicinity to the corner shop n chippy!

Reply Posted by sarah on Wednesday October 15 2014 at 17:02
To be fair the owners of the chippy are decent people and are part of the development group i just wish theyd come to help people who dont sit on the step smoking drinking swearing at the top of their voices so the dead can hear. This Paul Brannan person needs to concentrate on people who pay council tax and need their street sorting not through our doing buy the councils lack of maintenance and ignorance.

Reply Posted by bluesky on Wednesday October 15 2014 at 17:54
Agreed Carl there are worse streets ie Railway view. Odd though that the streets to be cleaned are leading towards the expensive new estate on Barnburgh Lane.

as usual spending money and time in the wrong places.

Reply Posted by 4ft11and shrinking on Wednesday October 15 2014 at 18:00
Mr Paul Brannon there are parts of town, two of them gateways to Barnsley, right flipping eye sores. Shame on the council for letting these places get this bad!

Reply Posted by Tom on Wednesday October 15 2014 at 21:47
Have the people there got wheelie bins? Do the council turn up and collect rubbish?

Reply Posted by Cab on Wednesday October 15 2014 at 22:40
Birthwaite Rd Kexborough has loads of litter from school children who just leisurely throw it on the floor, I've reported this to the school & the council but still no change!

Reply Posted by ray on Thursday October 16 2014 at 19:00
People that fly tip and leave rubbish all over are just scrubbers with no pride.

Reply Posted by cheryl on Thursday October 16 2014 at 20:06
I can only comment with the fact that it is only the private landlords that have caused this. 34 years ago this area was a sought after residential area. Local councillors have said its a dumping ground for unwanted in Barnsley Sheffield Rotherham and Doncaster low life.

Reply Posted by Dave on Sunday October 19 2014 at 19:43
to all of those people that live in Central Barnsley and complain about their streets not getting cleaned up. The Dearne Area of Barnsley has always been the poor relation of this borough. Small towns such as Goldthorpe, Thurnscoe, Bolton on Dearne and Great Houghton, have for many years been neglected by the borough council and since the demise of the coal mines (5 of them), in that area have steady gone down hill to the point of affecting the people that love there. Its about time the borough council turned their sights on that area and finally got off their arses and did something about it.

Reply Posted by Anon on Sunday October 19 2014 at 20:13
I'm sick to death of complaining about Carlton Street in Grimethorpe! The residents are disgusting. Openly dump rubbish outside & the council clean it up free of charge! Repeatedly asked council for preventative measures to be taken (cctv?) but never get a response!

Reply Posted by sarah on Sunday October 19 2014 at 20:15
At least these places are getting recognised Highgate has had feck all for nearly 20 years. Weve had to sit and watch whilst the council houses further up the road in goldthorpe get new walls driveways roofs they wont even come tarmac our path as it hasnt been done for 20 years at least they keep saying theres no money and we all know there is theres 2 useless councillors that could do with getting rid of thatl save quite a few grand to help us out. We had a few million given to us and Barnsley council used that elsewhere as usual.