HOUSING is being prepared for three former soldiers who are struggling to find somewhere to live following tours abroad.

A property on Washington Road in Goldthorpe has been acquired by Barnsley Community Build and will house the ex-servicemen.

It's a proud result for Cllr May Noble who has been working on the project for some time.

She said: "I'm so pleased this has now been sanctioned to go ahead. The BCB will bring it up to a good standard and employ apprentices to help with this.

"These veterans will be chosen from around Yorkshire but they will try to place them close to where they come from.

"It's an excellent project recognising the veteran's service to their country."

Finances permitting, this is a project that may well continue within the Dearne South ward.