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WARDENS in the town centre helped a woman who had fallen and cut her head.
Town centre wardens have been out in force over the last week in a bid to crackdown on antisocial behaviour in the area and support residents out-and-about.
Earlier today (April 22), two wardens supported a woman who fell and suffered a nasty cut to her head.
A spokesperson for Barnsley Council said: “They kept her warm and...
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POLICE have appealed for the public’s help to find a missing teenager.
Ebrima Hydara, 15, was last seen earlier today at around 9.20am in the Grimethorpe area.
He is around five foot and ten inches tall, of a medium build with dark hair.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “He is believed to be wearing a grey hooded top, black trousers or possibly shorts and either...
Floor collapses in Cudworth bookies
A PENSIONER fell through the floor of a Cudworth betting shop earlier today.
Emergency services were called at 11.34am following reports that an 80-year-old man had fallen through the floor at Coral betting shop, Barnsley Road.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “Early indications suggest that the floor had been weakened by a previous water leak.
“The man was removed from the floor by officers from the fire service, and was...
Residents warned about bogus ticket scam
RESIDENTS are being warned about bogus tickets that could be making the rounds as indoor venues prepare to open their doors next month.
The fraud and cyber crime unit of South Yorkshire Police has issued a warning ahead of the reopening of cinemas and museums.
A spokesperson said: “The reopening of cinemas and museums will provide criminals with an opportunity to sell you tickets that can be fake or not exist.
“Make...
FOUR per cent of Barnsley tax bills e-sent last month
ONLY four per cent of council tax bills dished out by the council last month were sent electronically.
Last month, Barnsley Council sent around 113,800 council tax bills with up to 96 per cent of bills sent on paper through the post.
Now, council bosses are urging residents to sign up for a My Bentax account which will see all future bills sent electronically to help reduce waste.
A spokesperson for Barnsley...
CCTV camera installed in Thurnscoe
THE voices of Thurnscoe residents have been heard as a new CCTV camera was installed following concerns.
Barnsley’s South East Neighbourhood Policing Team and Barnsley Council put the cameras in place on Houghton Road in Thurnscoe earlier this week.
The decision was made after feedback given by locals during the team’s frequent online question-and-answer sessions.
Val's knits raise cash for Hospice
AN AVID knitter has knit up a storm once again, as her Easter-themed creations have helped to raise more than £800 for charity.
Val Stevenson from the town centre has raised £862.11 for Barnsley Hospice through the sales of her knitted goodies.
She previously helped to raise £995 at Christmas with her festive creations.
A spokesperson for Barnsley Hospice said: “The hand-knitted chicks, bunnies and purses were a welcome addition to many...
New electric vehicles considered by cabinet
A FLEET of electric vehicles was considered in cabinet today in a bid to help reduce the council's carbon emissions.
A batch of 11 ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) was discussed to replace current petrol or diesel vehicles within the council fleet.
The new vehicles will increase the fleet to 41 ULEVs which will help the council to achieve carbon net-zero – a scheme to help businesses and homes to eliminate their carbon...
Wombwell bus route disrupted
PART of a bus route in Wombwell was been reduced to one-way operation following a gas leak.
Park Street and High Street are now one-way to allow for repairs to a gas leak.
A spokesperson for Travel South Yorkshire said: “Buses travelling away from Barnsley will divert via Station Road and Mayflower Way.”
Barnsley patients to shape the next five years...
BARNSLEY Hospital wants to hear the opinions of past patients which will help shape its services for the next five years.
This Monday (April 26) marks the deadline for people who have recently experienced care, either directly or through someone else to submit their views.
A spokesperson for Barnsley Hospital said: “We are currently working on developing our next five year strategy which will set out how we intend to improve the services...
90 per cent of over 50s in Barnsley receive first vaccine dose
MORE than 123,000 Barnsley residents aged 50 or over have had their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
The Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has revealed that nine out of ten people aged 50 and over in Barnsley have had their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
As of April 11, nine out of ten residents had received their first dose, while more than 33,000 had received their second dose.
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Care home needs volunteers to create garden
A GRIMETHORPE care home is appealing for volunteers to help bring the seaside to their residents.
Staff at Mapleton Court, on Stacey Crescent, hope to create a seaside-themed garden at the home to help cheer up their residents – who haven't been able to get out and about during the past year.
A team of gardeners are already working to make the garden a reality, but the home hopes that green-fingered volunteers can...
Police clamp down on speeding in Mapplewell
A DEVICE that reminds drivers to slow down has been moved to a road in Mapplewell which has become a hotspot for speeding.
The Speed Indication Device, known fondly as SID, has been moved to Bar Lane after residents raised their concerns about speeding in the area.
A spokesperson for Barnsley North Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “SID may not have been to university but is a clever little device, it states 'slow down'...
Council back town centre wardens
THE council has backed its town centre wardens which comes following the alleged assault of a worker whilst on duty last week.
Wesley Gummerson, 59, of Barnsley Road, was charged following an alleged assault after the warden called for assistance from the Barnsley Central Neighbourhood Team at 2.30pm last Tuesday.
Gummerson has been charged with common assault and bailed to next appear in court on June 17.
A spokesperson for Barnsley Council...
13-year-old involved in Monk Bretton collision
POLICE were called after a 13-year-old was involved in a collision with a car.
At around 5.45pm yesterday (April 18) emergency services were made aware that a pedestrian had been involved in a collision with a car on Grange Lane, Monk Bretton.
A spokesperson South Yorkshire Police said: “Officers attended and a 13-year-old boy was taken to hospital with an injury to his leg.”
Last day to register in the countdown to local elections...
THERE’S only one day left to register your vote for the upcoming local government and Police Crime Commissioner elections in May.
To vote in these important elections on May 6, residents must be on the electoral register.
With the deadline to register to vote fast approaching, council bosses have urged people who have not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time.
This year, residents will be...
A guide to road closures: W/C 19/04
IT'S that time of the week again where we here at We Are Barnsley give you a run down of road closures across the borough.
A 30mph speed restriction will be introduced on Sheffield Road in Hoyland for approximately three months. The restriction will come into place on April 26 while a haul route for construction workers will be created. The restriction will run from Parkside Road to Park Side Cottages.
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Road was closed following collision
POLICE were called to Pontefract Road on Thursday following reports of a collision.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “Police were called shortly before 4pm on April 15.
“The road was blocked for a short time while the vehicles were cleared.
“It's not believed anyone was seriously injured.”
College to work with Microsoft
BARNSLEY College has been named as a Microsoft Showcase College – one of just 20 across the country.
The college was awarded the certification after developing its digital curriculum to help students work in a digitised world.
As part of the certification, the college will receive support from Microsoft to create a development programme and host official Microsoft events.
Toni Rhodes, vice principal of quality at Barnsley College, said: “We are extremely...
Youths caught climbing roofs of Hoyland businesses by police
YOUTHS were caught attempting to climb shop roofs and causing disruption by police in Hoyland last night.
On Thursday evening (April 15), police were patrolling the Hoyland area with high-vis vests around High Street at Jump, Hemmingfield and Elsecar.
Police spent most of the night tackling antisocial behaviour with young people attempting to climb onto the roof of shops in the area.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “A number of...
Businesses wanted for Accumulator Challenge
BARNSLEY businesses are being invited to take part in an annual fundraising challenge in aid of the hospice.
The Barnsley Hospice accumulator challenge is an Apprentice-style contest where teams compete to make the most profit out of an investment of £30.
Barnsley Hospice corporate fundraiser Simon Atkinson said: “This year, more than ever, we want the accumulator challenge to be an opportunity for workforce teams to come together and have a bit of...
Donations are a treat for BARC
STAFF at Barnsley Animal Rescue Charity have thanked residents for their generosity after being inundated with donations.
The BARC shop on Hoyland Road, Hoyland, was forced to close its doors during the lockdown but has since reopened with new social distancing measures.
Since its opening, the shop has been swamped with donations from residents – with many saving the items over the last few months.
Barry Atkinson, manager at the store, has...
Thousands of Barnsley pupils bag their first choice
MORE than 93 per cent of children have been offered their first choice of school this September.
The 2,554 Barnsley children and their families have been told about their primary school choice today (April 16) in emails and letters sent out by Barnsley Council.
Of those, 93.8 per cent of children were offered their first choice of school.
Overall, 2,515 children were given at least one of their choices on their application...
Barnsley man in court relating to robbery of 12-year-old
A MAN appeared in court this week in connection to the robbery of a 12-year-old boy from Barnsley.
Darrell Stott, 30, of Farrar Street, appeared before Sheffield Magistrates on Thursday (April 15) following the robbery of a 12-year-old on Doncaster Road on March 16.
He was remanded into custody until his next court appearance on May 13.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “A second man who was arrested in connection...
Specialist staff on coronavirus ward feel 'rewarded' by award nomination
A CORONAVIRUS ward which has fought to save countless lives throughout the pandemic has been nominated for a Proud of Barnsley award.
Nurses on ward 17, at Barnsley Hospital, have worked tirelessly to be a port of call for patients fighting Covid-19.
Prior to the pandemic, the ward 17 nurses worked as a diabetic and endocrine team on ward 22.
To support a respiratory unit being formed, cardiology speciality merged with ward...
Addison gets steps in for Help for Heroes
A THURNSCOE youngster has been inundated with support after he completed his five-kilometre sponsored walk last week.
Two-year-old Addison-Lee Darby was inspired to raise the money for Help for Heroes as a lot of his family members had served in the army.
So far he’s managed to raise more than £800 for the charity and after he finished the race he was met by family friend Leah Eames, who had just returned from...
Machete reported following Wombwell collision
A MACHETE was reportedly brandished after a collision between two cars in Wombwell.
On Wednesday (April 14), police were called to Lundhill Road at around 12.30pm after a reported two car collision.
The driver and passenger of one of the cars, exited a blue Ford Fiesta and was pursued on foot by the driver and passenger of the second car who are believed to have been carrying a machete.
It is then...
Residents yet to hear about noise reduction
RESIDENTS whose homes border a new multi-million pound road are ‘in the dark’ over plans to install noise insulation measures at their properties to address the knock-on impact of hundreds of daily vehicle movements.
Planning permission for the one-way gyratory – off Dodworth Road in Pogmoor – was granted in 2018 and had a planning condition which required Barnsley Council to identify all affected homes and decide what noise insulation measures should be offered...
Car and lorry collide in Hickleton
EMERGENCY services were called to Hickleton yesterday following a collision between a car and an articulated lorry.
The incident happened on Hickleton Road yesterday (April 15) at around 12.48pm.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “The road was closed while the vehicles and debris was cleared.”
Dodworth chippy batters the opposition
A DODWORTH chippy has been named as one of the top 50 fish and chip takeaways in the UK.
Shaw’s Fish and Chips, on Barnsley Road, was the only restaurant to achieve the award in Barnsley from Fry Magazine.
The chippy was marked on more than 40 aspects of their business – following an unannounced visit – which included the quality of food and customer service.
With the pass mark set at...
Man charged after assault on town centre warden
A MAN has been charged following an alleged assault on a town centre warden in the town centre on Tuesday (April 13).
Wesley Gummerson, 59, of Barnsley Road, was arrested after the warden called for assistance from the Barnsley Central Neighbourhood Team at 2.30pm.
Gummerson has been charged with common assault and bailed to next appear in court on June 17.

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