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Ten tonnes of rubbish removed from town centre

Friday December 11 2015

The land off Westgate The land off Westgate

OVER ten tonnes of rubbish and green waste have been cleared from land in the town centre.

Council officers got to work on land between Westway, Wellington Street and Pall Mall in a bid to clear it up and make it less of a hiding place for those planning anti-social behaviour.

A spokesman said: “A lot of work has gone into improving this area for the benefit of everyone who comes to Barnsley town centre; the removal of low level vegetation will discourage anti-social behaviour and enhance the appearance of the town centre.”

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Reply Posted by dedatodd on Friday December 11 2015 at 15:16
Can you move from the centre of Barnsley now please, there are plenty of places that need cleaning up, try the old laundry site @ Cundy Cross, banks of the Dearne near Grange Lane, in fact around Lundwood is getting to be a joke.

Reply Posted by Eve on Saturday December 12 2015 at 07:38
Great now how about regular clearing of litter from the other areas within close proximity to the town centre that are continuously littered due to heavy foot fall. Planters have been untouched for years and some streets around the town end roundabout look like slums

Reply Posted by Terry wilson on Saturday December 12 2015 at 14:26
Stop planting new shrub and flower beds witch need looking after,also have rats running about unseen grass areas are lot easier to clear of litter ext/ this will free some of the men to other places as someone else said .The laundry site as not been touched since the day it was planted.

Reply Posted by Sarah on Monday December 14 2015 at 17:57
Race common road is a dump. From shaw lane downwards. And yes it is foreigners. I've seen them dumping carrier bags if rubbish just in the street. They don't use their bins because that's how they live in their country. They think it's ok here. It's disgustingly filthy. We live on a street pay council Tax and use our bins.

Reply Posted by Annette on Tuesday December 15 2015 at 19:10
Foreigners? I live in Cudworth. There are no foreigners on my street but it's still full of rubbish. There are good and bad in all nationalities so please let's stop blaming people from other countries for everything that's wrong with our own.

Reply Posted by Fred on Wednesday December 16 2015 at 23:01
Well said Annette, too many people want to "blame it on the foreigners" ! Take a good look at our own first, stop using the easy excuse and accept we have a huge amount of " undesirables" born and bread in our own town !

Reply Posted by louise on Thursday January 21 2016 at 20:51
I went through cundy cross today and I was horrified at the amount of litter on the streets. Litter is a bad problem in barnsley but what I saw today was unreal. We all can do something about it it's not necessary to live in filth. OK it might not be your litter but pick it up its outside your house! Your street.It's your town where your kids are going to grow up. We want it to be nice for future generations down we. Where is people's pride. Love where you live!!

Reply Posted by Jason Law on Monday January 25 2016 at 17:18
There's generation after generation being brought up by scrubbers, you see it all the time. Parents with small children throwing litter/tab ends on the ground, as well as bad language and manners. These kids know nothing else, no pride about where they live. Someone else will pick it up? Disgraceful!

Reply Posted by mc on Tuesday January 26 2016 at 11:58
I come for Portugal,work pay my tax,and council tax,and use my bins Sarah,and my country its clean....everything happen in Uk its foreigners fault...please...look at yourselves first....

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