AN unused building which dominates High Street in Hoyland is finally set to come back into use after the council struck a deal with the Community Shop.

The organisation sells surplus products donated by major retailers, brands and manufacturers at a heavily discounted rate.

Gary Stott, executive chairman, said: “We’re incredibly excited to be bringing Community Shop to Hoyland.

“With the continuing cost-of-living challenges, this store will make an enormous difference to those who may be struggling to put food on the table.”

Coun Robin Franklin, Barnsley Council’s cabinet spokesperson for regeneration and culture, added: “The cost-of-living crisis is causing real hardship and anxiety for many Barnsley residents and the new Community Shop in Hoyland will provide a helpful way for people to purchase good quality products at a discounted cost, while enabling them to access practical, tailored support to help them to live as well as possible during these challenging times.

“We are pleased to be supporting this project.”