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People Encouraged To Have Their Say On Redevelopment

Tuesday October 14 2014


What do you think to the town centre? What do you think to the town centre?


BARNSLEY residents and town centre users have been encouraged to have their say on the proposed redevelopment plans.

Better Barnsley staff will be on hand at the former HMV shop to take suggestions and ideas as consultation on the £41 million redevelopment continues.

A spokesman for the council said: "We're really keen for people to share their ideas. It could just be a photograph of a building they like, or a suggestion of how we use a particular area."

The shop is open every day from 10am to 12.30pm.

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Reply Posted by bundy on Tuesday October 14 2014 at 14:28
so that meens there developing the tawn centre so we can have loads more empty shops to look at more waste of money its too late barnsleys crap to wot i used to be

Reply Posted by paul on Tuesday October 14 2014 at 15:54
Bundy you cabbage, the town needs modernising and bringing upto date, alhambra centres started it off just need rest of town to follow suit. Barnsley is a great town just needs druggies removing now.....awful sight seeing them stumble around town with no police in sight!!!! Not polices fault but governments for lack of police

Reply Posted by Liz on Tuesday October 14 2014 at 16:25
It's not only Barnsley that's struggling we visit a lot of town's and they are all the same empty shop's or charity shop's but let's be optimistic and hope Barnsley improves ,I for one really hope it does support it instead of dragging it down further !

Reply Posted by Ray on Tuesday October 14 2014 at 16:54
If you want to bring Barnsley Town Center up to date start at the with the top brass at Barnsley Council. Set of Dinosaurs haven't got an innovative idea between them and their ineptitude and inability to do anything right is the biggest drain on our town's finances, attractiveness and competitiveness.

If we had a decent leadership in BMBC we would have had this project done and dusted years ago!

Reply Posted by Dave on Wednesday October 15 2014 at 12:07
Why don't you go along then Ray and give them your informed opinion, and some pointers on what they're doing wrong.

Reply Posted by Ray on Friday October 17 2014 at 10:39
I have attended multiple council consultations they go like this.

you get invited.

you give your opinions.

they get ignored.

Think i'll give it a miss this time.

Reply Posted by rainbow on Wednesday October 15 2014 at 12:53
BMBC are developing a new shopping centre just as town centre shops are being closed all over the country. People shop out of town and online these days, Barnsley Council are twenty years too late with this redevelopment,,, Again.!!

Reply Posted by j on Wednesday October 15 2014 at 16:53
So our opinion matters - since when? They'll do what they want anyway!

Reply Posted by Cosmic clown on Thursday October 16 2014 at 18:37
Look, tha moans abart the tarn when nawt's done, sithy, why dun't thee let em get on weeit. If its raite it's gunner be a winner for allon us.

Reply Posted by professor dialect on Thursday October 16 2014 at 22:41
Poor attempt at a Barnsley accent,may I suggest kes with the subtitles on,it worked down in the south.no subtitles no understand.

Reply Posted by Cosmic clown's mam on Thursday October 16 2014 at 18:39
Well said Mr Clown, old chap

Reply Posted by Mr C on Thursday October 16 2014 at 21:35
Barnsley will be marvellous now

Reply Posted by Guido fawkes on Thursday October 16 2014 at 22:37
Can we have the old Benji harrells clock looked at it wants painting black and gold cleaning up and someone say who cleans the toilets ect being shown how to wind it up its a little thing that would cast a big shadow, this clock holds a lot of history and memories to the people of Barnsley.

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Friday October 17 2014 at 08:47
Now that is something that I totally agree with GF!

Reply Posted by Ray on Friday October 17 2014 at 10:41
What is it and where is it please. Anything with some history gets my vote.

Reply Posted by Dean on Friday October 17 2014 at 07:21
What happend to all the beautiful Victorian buildings which once stood in Barnsley?

That's right, Labour BMBC knocked them all down! I haven't got any faith in this lot to do anything right. Come on Mr Houghton stop hiding and come down to the former HMV store so I can tell you in person what I think of you.

Reply Posted by Matt on Friday October 17 2014 at 09:11
This is a positive story folks, let's try and support it. After various redevelopments and 10 years of limbo the council are now pulling out as many stops as possible to sort this.

Barnsley has fallen behind in recent years, partly because major redevelopment has been on the cards and nobody wanted to move. Now it is moving.

So please be positive and support it. If 60% of barnsley's disposable income goes out of the borough, imagine what a difference could be made if some came back.

Contrary to popular belief there aren't that many pound and charity shops, we'll also have the major high street names ( some of which are already coming).


Reply Posted by Ray on Friday October 17 2014 at 10:46
Is there an election coming up next year by any chance?

The plans are so sketchy - pardon the pun on the drawings. It's hard to be positive. Promises from our beloved council are empty.

I have disposable income but I've never worked in Barnsley as there are no jobs in my line of work so most of mine goes to the city/town that I happen to work in at the time when I can get. Sadly barnsley has very few businesses in the centre which would contribute to local economy if they were based there. Something our smashing council have never really grasped.

Reply Posted by Tony on Friday October 17 2014 at 15:11
OK then Matt, which high street retailers have signed up to take space and where?

Reply Posted by Sam on Friday October 17 2014 at 10:11
Which high street stores are coming Matt? The only way Barnsley will move forward is if they get the high street stores. I know that most people want the fashionable stores and not just a market. We need choice, Barnsley hasn't had that for a long time. it is well overdue!

High street stores will get the people of Barnsley shopping again in the town centre, a Starbucks would be nice as well.

Reply Posted by Tom on Friday October 17 2014 at 18:24
A big piece of graffiti on the bridge by the train tracks commissioned saying "Ey up" on one side and "Si Thee" on t'other.

Cheap enough and would improve the entrance to the town by train.

Reply Posted by Prof Cox on Sunday October 26 2014 at 07:56
Prioritise local business. NOT MAJOR HIGH STREET CHAINS. The money that is spent in them goes straight out of the town. Local business = money in the town. Come on council, this is a massive chance to make a difference for generations to come.

Or maybe the high street chains offer nice incentives for the easily persuaded councillor?

Just saying