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Darfield Pub To Be Converted Into A Supermarket

Thursday March 21 2013

We Are Barnsley We Are Barnsley

A FIFTY-YEAR-OLD pub is to be converted into a supermarket, a national chain has confirmed.

A planning application was recently submitted to the council by the Co-op for the erection of a series of signs and fascias on the former Longbow pub in Darfield.

The company submitted plans last year to add a new shop front and cash machine, which were approved by the council, but has only just confirmed it has acquired the site.

A smaller Co-op already trades across the road from the site, but a spokesman for The Co-operative Food would not comment on the future of this store or its staff.

He said: "We are pleased to announce that we have recently acquired the site of the former Longbow pub, on Barnsley Road, and that planning permission has been approved. We look forward to opening a new store later in the year."

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Reply Posted by anne on Thursday March 21 2013 at 14:39
Well cant speak another coop .

Reply Posted by les on Friday March 22 2013 at 08:17
I agree. it wouldnt be bad if the coop was cheap. but it isnt.
And if i here the phrase "its a convenience"
Ill scream.......a toilet is a convenience.
And the staff in most of the coops i know
look sad depressed and generally pissed off with there job...why
there must be some managerial dissatisfaction....
Look at asda staff how cheerfull they are.and helpfull and cheap....
Build an asda instead

Reply Posted by dave the rave on Friday March 22 2013 at 16:10
Yes where the hell do the co-op get there staff from?

Reply Posted by Elsie on Friday March 22 2013 at 22:22
Darfield people cant afford CO-OP's and Asda's, there unemployed and live on sausgae rolls and chicken nuggets. Build them a quality save or an Iceland. They would receive far more use.

Reply Posted by Irene smith on Monday April 1 2013 at 19:01
Elsie. You should be ashamed making comments like that, totally out of order

Reply Posted by carole on Friday April 12 2013 at 14:40
agree Co-op is too expensive we don't need another

Reply Posted by Alexander on Monday August 12 2013 at 16:11
Elise what a foolish little bigot you are. Sorry we can't all live to your own standards (set way too low for my liking) but lets be honest who wants to be in the gutter with you? As for this member of Darfield I have to save I must be letting the villiage down, not unemployed and not living on sausage rolls and chicken nuggets. You can keep your Quality Save and Iceland thank you. Elise before you respond please spellcheck your comments and you really should add capitals to names and place, remember that Elise, please do.

Reply Posted by Anna ramsey on Monday May 12 2014 at 20:15
Before the longbow got turned in to a coop I used to live in the bungalow attached to the longbow with my mum anf dad they were the owners for many years I remember all the good times with family and friends :)