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New Poundworld for Barnsley

Monday April 18 2016

Poundworld Poundworld

A NEW Poundworld shop will open in Barnsley this week - creating 30 local jobs. 

The Mayor will officially open the store in Wombwell on Thursday.

The shop will be situated at the former Brantano store on Wombwell Retail Park next to Pets at Home.

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Reply Posted by Mr Reality Check on Monday April 18 2016 at 17:10
Just what we needed, I was just saying the other day how much the area needed another pound store.

In other news some jobs have been created which will feed the cycle of low aspirations for the majority of people in the area. 200 applicants for floor staff (5 jobs available), 300 applications for Warehouse / Back store staff (1 job available), 500 applications for management (2 jobs available, 1 is actually 2 part time assistant managers and the "Manager" will be from Leeds). We are moving on up people.

Reply Posted by Whats Occurrin on Tuesday April 19 2016 at 12:27
You said it all MRC. Well put.

Reply Posted by Lola on Monday April 18 2016 at 17:24
Just how many of these stores do we actually need, seriously?

Reply Posted by Hmm on Monday April 18 2016 at 19:25
Wearebarnsley has a very different definition of Wombwell than I do. Isn't Pets at home at stairfoot?

Reply Posted by Mick on Monday April 18 2016 at 19:55
If this was going to be in the town centre I would have been shaking my head thinking 'not another £1 shop', but on Wombwell Lane it will be a good addition. Any extra jobs, even part-time are very welcome.

Hope the vacant B&Q finds a new tenant (or a few small tenants) soon.

Reply Posted by alanb on Monday April 18 2016 at 20:27
Poundworld have just opened a store in the town centre on peel street. A couple of months ago they opened their first Barnsley store at the Peel Centre (Harborough Hills)
Poundland is a better store.

Reply Posted by Naughtynorman on Monday April 18 2016 at 20:31
I wonder which high profile blue chip companies will sign up for the multi million pound town centre project?????
B&M, European shop, pound stretcher, E cig shop, Bargain booze, charity shop, food bank, the list goes on!!!!!
Heaven forbid we should ever entice a House of Fraser, or companies of similar standing to our once illustrious town.

Reply Posted by al on Tuesday April 19 2016 at 12:15
Spot on Norman.

They've brought in a company to sought out the lets for the new town centre. God forbid if we get the same rubbish, it will turn out to be £50 million down the drain. River Island, H&M, Starbucks, Schuh, BHS, Burton etc etc are at least the type of names they need to get the Meadowhall visiting Barnsley folk back shopping in Barnsley. Maybe if these brands are back in the town then maybe it could attract H of F, Debenhams type of names.

We'll have to wait and see.

Reply Posted by Steven James on Wednesday April 20 2016 at 22:11
Greggs "Local", Greggs "drive through" Greggs "Express" , British Heart foundation, The Spastics Society, Age Concern, Macmilan nurses, Oxfam, Poundworld, poundland, Superpound, poundland Express, 99p store
, 29p store, 59P store, Europa mini mart, Polski supermarcardo and Romanian Harrys euro mini mart are al earmarked.

What more do the foreign residents of Barnsley need?

Reply Posted by J.R on Thursday April 21 2016 at 20:31
If I cast my mind back far enough we use to have a B.H.S, River Island, Burtons, plus lot's of other great household names like LittleWoods, Coop Living, Evens, Dorothy Perkins etc. Barnsley shopping is a joke, our once famous market has almost disappeared. It's ok the Council saying they're investing money to improve the town centre, so far all they've managed to do is get people to shop elsewhere. As you say Norman we desperately need "Proper" shops to come to Barnsley. Poundlands, Pound Worlds etc are lowering the tone to the point that between them & all the charity shops will have a Ghost Town in no time.

Reply Posted by Steven James on Friday April 22 2016 at 13:31
Tis already akin to a ghost town J.R.
Not very often I cast my mind back to the "good old days" of the 80's but the market was ALWAYS full and one could buy literally ANYTHING.
Several sports shops, Woolies (old shop), EGS, Casa Disco, Andys Records and a shoe shop on nearly every corner.
Look at what the Labour clowns have done to this town!

Reply Posted by Gaveler on Friday April 22 2016 at 13:43
Not a ghost town, there are plenty of drunken zombies and 8 ace clones foraging around for tab ends, 50p for the bus and cans of poland's stongest lager.

If the walking dead runs out of locations I think we'd be in for a shout as our town centre fits the post apocalyptic zombie landscape look quite well.

Reply Posted by Ed on Friday April 22 2016 at 14:14
Steven perfect James as made a spelling mistake ,Go to the bottom of the class

Reply Posted by Steven James on Friday April 22 2016 at 15:01
I concur!

Reply Posted by Steven James on Friday April 22 2016 at 15:03
Steven perfect James as made a spelling mistake....


Not acceptable Ed, expect a knock on your door by the "grammar Police" hahaha ;)

Reply Posted by Al on Friday April 22 2016 at 19:08
Steven James how should you spell million. I know who you are and have a good giggle as people that also know how call you a w----r ! Too right hahaha!!!

Reply Posted by Steven James on Saturday April 23 2016 at 13:55
Is that English AL?

Reply Posted by thegrimreaper on Saturday April 23 2016 at 18:56
how about a plane ticket back to where they came ??

Reply Posted by alanb on Tuesday April 19 2016 at 17:48
I don't think the council are planning to provide many, if indeed any, retail units in their (our) £50m spend. The money is going on demolition, refurbishment, temporary measures, a library and a public square. You don't get much for £50m when Barnsley Council are spending the money.

Reply Posted by Gavelar on Friday April 22 2016 at 13:44
Don;t forget consultants - you gots to have them consultants telling us things we already know and asking obvious questions so they can ignore them.

Reply Posted by Steven James on Friday April 22 2016 at 15:00
Consultants, Consultants, Consultants!
The Labour clowns have spent more than £10 MILLION of our money on "Consultants" simply because they are ill educated and incapable of doing the job that "we" pay them handsomely to do.
One day "da sheep" will wake up and kick the Labour clowns into the gutter where they belong.

Reply Posted by Steven James on Friday April 22 2016 at 15:04
Should read "£10 MILION of our money on consultants" over the last 20 years.

Reply Posted by gary naylor on Wednesday April 20 2016 at 15:28
its not wombwell its wombwell lane stairfoot where tesco b&m and pets for home is

Reply Posted by Miffed on Tuesday April 26 2016 at 19:20
All the highly skilled and professional people losing their jobs week after week in Barnsley due to cuts will be so relieved about this ..... Fantastic bit of spin. How depressing and how uninspiring.

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