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New Jobs Set To Be Created By Aldi Store

Monday November 4 2013

OVER 250 jobs are set to be created as Aldi has been given the go ahead to build a new store.

The scheme, east of Sheffield Road, was given the green light. It includes 88 parking spaces and landscaping and involves demolishing existing units on the vacant brownfield site.

Aldi property director Mark Taylor said his company had worked hard with Barnsley planners on developing the scheme.

He said: "Birdwell is a unique location at the gateway to Barnsley but it doesn't have a food store and residents have to travel outside to get their shopping."

The store will create 35 retail jobs and 250 construction jobs. Mr Taylor added it was Aldi's policy to recruit all these locally.

The site has had retail planning consent since 2010, and in April Aldi sent out 850 invitations as part of a public consultation asking if people wanted the store.

"Ninety three per cent were in favour with comments saying it would offer them a much needed place to shop locally," Mr Taylor added.

He added the empty site was currently 'untidy' and the new store represented positive regeneration of the area.

Cllr Robin Franklin said he was concerned about the impact of commercial vehicles going in and out of the site and suggested a time restriction might be placed on deliveries.

Cllr Dick Wraith agreed that Sheffield Road - as one of the main roads into Barnsley from the M1 - was busy at peak times but welcomed the development.

He said: "There is a need for a supermarket. We only have a little Co-op nearby in Hoyland Common."

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Reply Posted by jeanette dale on Monday November 4 2013 at 14:50
how do i appied for a job thankyou

Reply Posted by Collet on Monday November 4 2013 at 15:15
Obviously councillor Wraith,hasn't been to Birdwell,there is a Co-op at the bottom of Birdwell just off Worsbourgh rd Nr the junction at Excell terrace just as near as the one in Hoyland Common but also just as expensive,what's up with Birdwell Councillors making a comment,do all Labour Councillors walk abart wi the eyes shut except when it comes to voting time,they seem to beable to find every body's letter box then!!!!

Reply Posted by Ade Wilson on Monday November 4 2013 at 17:28
Whilst I welcome a new store, How long do you think it will be before there is a traffic accident? Birdwell is a great village which needs the traffic sorting out! The village is a 30 zone would do you believe.

Reply Posted by tracy on Monday November 4 2013 at 20:58
were do i get application form from

Reply Posted by aldi on Monday November 4 2013 at 21:08

Reply Posted by mrx on Tuesday November 5 2013 at 14:39
where is brownfield site.

Reply Posted by paul smith on Tuesday June 10 2014 at 15:17
where is brownfield site

Reply Posted by Marie on Tuesday November 5 2013 at 16:22
WHAT!!! No moaning about all the foreigners getting all the jobs??? If you want a job you get a job...talking from great experience too! Anyway, hope the store turns out to be good for everybody's needs.

Reply Posted by jill on Thursday November 7 2013 at 18:18
am deaf bu t would like to apply for a job in your new store, i lipread quite well , would this be possible, and what skills do i need . thankyou

Reply Posted by jb on Thursday November 7 2013 at 18:29
Bit of a false headline 250 TO BE CREATED....should read 250 temporary job in construction created cos as soon as stores built they will go. So in the long term only 35 jobs will be created and probably only half of those will be full time!

Reply Posted by The Job Master on Thursday November 7 2013 at 19:31
I wouldn't give anyone a job who asks on here as obviously they don't have the aptitude to work out this is a news article from a social media site and not the Aldi recruitment centre. Once you work out that you need to contact Aldi directly for information on any available jobs you are a step closer (although I'm not sure on Aldi's policy on spelling, maths and bum wiping). Good luck on your quest

Reply Posted by the voice of barnsley on Thursday November 7 2013 at 19:42

Reply Posted by the real sid on Thursday November 7 2013 at 19:54
well think its time for the jungle juice and a spliff or two.

Reply Posted by kilkenny on Thursday November 7 2013 at 19:57
think i will join you sid.wabers really getting to me and lol is a pain in the butt.

Reply Posted by The Job Master on Thursday November 7 2013 at 20:15
As I have never met or seen baby Jesus, God or any bona fide miracles I am not able to confirm or deny the existence of god, although physics, mathematics and common sense tend to make me air on the side of caution. In this case if you are looking for gainful employment I'd contact Aldi directly (aptitude test no.1)