BARNSLEY residents and community groups are being asked to protect the town’s history by nominating assets to go on the South Yorkshire Local Heritage List.

The list is a register of heritage assets - such as historic buildings, monuments and parks - that contribute to the uniqueness of areas.

Local people, heritage organisations and community groups are now being encouraged to put forward assets.

Being part of the list ensures the significance of any site is considered in planning applications that could affect it.

Coun Tim Cheetham, cabinet spokesperson for place, said: “South Yorkshire has an abundance of wonderful heritage that makes it such a special place to live, work and visit.

“Including some Barnsley’s favourite historical places and objects in The South Yorkshire Local Heritage List is a great way to preserve them.

“We know how passionate Barnsley people are about the borough, so we are sure they will have lots of nominations to add to the list.”

For more information, visit the Barnsley Council website.