BARNSLEY town centre is going from ‘strength-to-strength’, council bosses were told this week.

At a meeting of the council’s ruling cabinet on Wednesday, Coun Tim Cheetham delivered a progress report which revealed 90 per cent of the town centre’s business units are now occupied.

“There’s further things to look forward to in the town centre in the coming months with new businesses arriving,” he added.

“Nando’s also recently announced it’s on its way which, when I told college students, was the single-most popular thing I think I’ve ever said.”

Since April 2019, 11 companies have relocated to Barnsley, creating about 44 jobs and securing more than £500,000 in private sector investment, the report said.

“The Glass Works has also been shortlisted for the best public-private collaboration of the year at the Yorkshire Property Awards,” Coun Cheetham added.