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Council announces Christmas light switch-on

Thursday November 3 2016

BARNSLEY Council has announced details of the town centre Christmas lights switch-on - which will include an appearance from Paw Patrol.

The event will take place on Wednesday November 23 between 5pm - 6pm outside of Barnsley Town Hall.

Paw Patrol will be in attendance, and the annual fireworks display will also take place.

There'll also be a family stage show.

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Reply Posted by Jezta on Thursday November 3 2016 at 16:25
Do we need a fireworks display? Another waste of our council tax. Money could be going to rehabilitate youths or drug addicts.

Reply Posted by Resident on Friday November 4 2016 at 16:04
Start a Crowdfunding campaign then.

Reply Posted by Sithi on Thursday November 10 2016 at 12:04
Druggies ha ha, no thanks.

Reply Posted by claire on Tuesday November 22 2016 at 21:30
You sound a miserable bugger

Reply Posted by Anominous on Thursday November 3 2016 at 19:12
Or alcoholics jezta

Reply Posted by Anon on Thursday November 3 2016 at 19:26
Afireworks display and stage show and there i was thinking there were cutbacks as that is what the council say when asked why the main road into town from the motorway Peel street there will not be even 1 fairylight put up council waste money on fireworks again

Reply Posted by Hmmm on Thursday November 3 2016 at 20:21
Peel street isn't the main road into town from the motorway.

Reply Posted by Anon on Friday November 4 2016 at 14:45
I am sorry Hmmm but i think it is or are you thinking Shambles Street which is not, or do you think it is justified that Peel Street does not warrant Christmas light putting up from the council but them having a firework display is needed more and i am sure they will still spend Thousands on their Christmas party at Burntwood again as i am sure that these events make Barnsley much better

Reply Posted by Hmmm on Friday November 4 2016 at 15:47
If it were up to me there would be a fundraiser going all year to pay for lights and trees via donations so the whole town could be lit up with clasical lighting instead of tackymulti coloured rope lights from the 70s but my point was that peel street isn't the main road into town. It is the most direct road into town but for whom? Cars in vast quantities don't use it to access the town centre because it leads nowhere for vehicles. Motorway traffic doesnt in large quantities park their vehicles on town end roundabout and walk in either. The main route into the town centre for vehicles is along west way. Peel street could be if it had somewhere to park

Reply Posted by Aunt Hilda on Tuesday November 8 2016 at 13:06
Staff have to buy their own tickets for the burnt wood bash. Doesn't cost the council a penny. All staff attend in their own time as well. Miserable old goat.

Reply Posted by Matt on Friday November 4 2016 at 13:30
Typical rubbish from the council again milk everyone for council tax then put it up in smoke .... Absolute joke ... Just like the town at the moment

Reply Posted by Resident on Saturday November 5 2016 at 13:47
Matt, every household pays council tax. Why is that 'milking everyone'? It is paying what you owe. A tiny amount will go to pay for this event which will be nice for children and families.
if you are that bothered why don't you cost it all out and ask for a refund or withhold part of your council tax payment next year.

Reply Posted by Resident on Friday November 4 2016 at 16:04
I don't know why people are moaning, it is an event that will last 1 hour at a time when parents with kids can attend. I don't mind a tiny fraction of my council tax being spent on this. As for Christmas lights - I am not at all bothered if they are or are not on the roads coming into Barnsley but it is nice if the pedestrian part of town is lit up nicely.

Reply Posted by Matt on Friday November 4 2016 at 18:25
Well said Resident, I quite agree.

It's quite legitimate to spend a little money on a community event open to all and bringing a little colour and excitement to a dark November night.

Reply Posted by Mystery on Friday November 4 2016 at 19:47
Look at you all. When the council cancelled the fireworks last year they were all the names under the sun. This year you're all at it again because they are putting an event on for THE KIDS. Not you moaning set of arseholes. It's for the kids.

Reply Posted by Resident on Saturday November 5 2016 at 13:52
I agree.
My kids are grown up but I am very happy this event will take place, it will brighten up a dark evening and a lot of people will go there as it is early evening. You can have a little chat with people and it really does not hurt anyone whatsoever.

Reply Posted by Jason Turner on Thursday November 10 2016 at 23:05
Far to many whiner's here, Christmas in Barnsley is great. Fun for the kids has to be the main priority, just think back to when you were children, you didn't think about council tax or anything like that. We have to keep these things going to keep the s spirit of Christmas. Far too many bar Humbug's here. Broaden your thoughts before commenting.

Reply Posted by NEVER U MIND on Tuesday November 15 2016 at 18:03
Ohhh get a grip it's fun for the kids and me and my husband both work full time n love to take out children also abet most of ya don't even pay council tax hahahah

Reply Posted by Sharon McFadden on Wednesday November 23 2016 at 10:22
Its nice of them doing something special for the kid's