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Barnsley Parks Voted Best In Country

Monday August 6 2012

THREE of Barnsley's parks have been voted as some of the best in the country.

Cannon Hall Park, Worsbrough Mill Country Park and Elsecar Park have been given the Green Flag Award, ranking them as among the best in the UK.

Elsecar Park has earned the status for the fifth year running, Cannon Hall Park for second year and Worsbrough Mill Country Park receives the flag for the first time.

Coun Linda Burgess said: “Congratulations and thank you to everyone involved for their hard work in achieving this, including staff, volunteers and friends groups. I would encourage the people of Barnsley to visit and enjoy these parks.”

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Reply Posted by paul shirt on Monday August 6 2012 at 14:53
Locke park is a massive improvement since 'friends of Barnsley revamped the play area etc. Beautiful in the summer.

Reply Posted by louise on Monday August 6 2012 at 15:23
elsecar park defo deserves it there is a lady and her husband who keep the gardens beautiful they are the unsung heros councils seem to want to take all the credit be even better when cafe reopens its a great place to visit well done everybody

Reply Posted by Kathy on Monday August 6 2012 at 21:32
makes you proud to be from Barnsley :-)

Reply Posted by sandra on Monday August 6 2012 at 21:49
Louise is so right, they live very close to me and you see them both early every morning going down and again later in the day as well and they are both pensioners, I think Richard is in his late seventies and Pat early seventies

Reply Posted by mr mac on Monday August 6 2012 at 22:28
Locke park shud get a mention as the biggest dissapoint for a park, its just 1big dog toilet with a eyesore of a cafe, no facilaties tennis courts wrecked & play area is lookin shabby already & not a flower in sight, it used to be beautiful years ago.

Reply Posted by Carl on Tuesday August 7 2012 at 21:46
Thats because Locke park is council run and elsecar, worsbrough mill and cannon hall are all private. The council wont waste money on it when local residents dont have the respect and im not labeling everyone near there but its not the best area in barnsley.

Reply Posted by Siobhan on Tuesday August 7 2012 at 07:40
Elsecar park is amazing :-) xx

Reply Posted by king louis on Wednesday August 8 2012 at 09:02
Elsecar park has something special...don't know what it is but it feels..like an old fashioned stroll in the park..Locke park is wrecked and Cannon Hall is too much business to feel relaxed

Reply Posted by John on Thursday August 9 2012 at 09:17
Elsicar is brill because of the good from ppl now wombwell as add loads off cash spent on it and still looks shit init was better before they touched it and if I'd add that cash to spend first would have been a camera for safety and security then there WOULDENT have been all this damage so well done elsicar the ppl that have look after it and the bloke that add to move for trying to protect it and the work the couple further up as done Wots wrong with ppl that want to destroy it and just a note I've been told by police that they prefer yobs to b in parks destroying it as there out of site and they know where they are but no checks on em out of site out off mined les work to do comes to mined s,Yorkshire police

Reply Posted by dave on Thursday August 9 2012 at 09:19
Thurnscoe Park and Rose Garden, was donated to the village by the Hickleton Miners welfare group and the Thiornley family( who donated and administrated the land), and was kept by a resident park keeper for a very liong time, who lived within the grounds. However when the Council took over, the keeper was retired and the keepers house was left to crumble, as was the park. the rose garden/dell was filled in and covered over with grass and the gardens were left to run wild. The only work the council do in the garden area is to cut the grass. I and great many others, (not including the local councillors, who obviously couldn't care less) from the village, are very aggrieved at this. Because the park does not make any profit other than to contain the war memorial, the coun cil are not interested. The Park has gates that are lockable but there is no one to lock them. The park is now an eyesore and needs a great deal of renovation. How can a private park be considered for a public award?

Reply Posted by Rob on Thursday August 9 2012 at 09:24
Well, a campaign appears to be on the way to get the Locke Park Tower repaired and hopefully open to the public. We are a proud bunch in the Kingstone area and we invite all to support the cause of having the Locke Park Tower repaired. I was talking to a chap only a few weeks ago who said that on a clear day, you could see York Minster... now, I ain't religious, but to see so far would be wonderful... Let's make this park the best in the UK... I am not dragging this council down or bumping it up, but with reductions in all services, it is natural that everything has to be moth-balled. If we ain't got the money coming in, then you cannot invest it... Over to Mr Cameron! CAN WE HAVE SOME MORE MONEY PLEASE! "SUPPORT THE REPAIR OF THE LOCKE PARK TOWER"... I'm in...

Reply Posted by Andyx on Thursday August 9 2012 at 13:14
Shame the pitch and put at elsecar has been left to nature. Also £3.50 to park at cannon hall opposite the garden centre even for 5 mins. Is there any where more expensive in the borough! Neary as bad as bretton sculpture park.

Reply Posted by jo on Thursday August 9 2012 at 13:14
Cudworth council park should be seen. One man cuts, clips and mows the lot.The majority of dog walkers use pooh bags. Others need educating

Reply Posted by Jean Hall on Friday September 11 2015 at 11:30
My first time here. Brilliant, there is something for everyone of all ages. Well kept, very friendly helpful staff 5 stars from me