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'Park clear of gritters' - council urge
AS the weather gets colder, residents are reminded not to double-park to allow gritters to pass.
The gritting team will be out across the borough to make sure that Barnsley's roads remain clear during plummeting temperatures.
Unfortunately the gritting vans cannot travel down streets where cars are double-parked as they are too wide.
A spokesperson for Barnsley Council said: “Our gritters often struggle getting down roads where cars are double parked.
“Help them grit our...
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Covid infection rate drops in Barnsley
BARNSLEY’S coronavirus infection rate is the 135th highest in the UK – out of a possible 214 upper tier local authorities.
The town has previously had the unwanted title of the worst infection rate in England but now rates have dropped.
As of November 26 the rate is 381.7 per 100,000 residents and it’s more than a ten per cent decrease compared to last week.
There were 60 people in Barnsley Hospital...
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Appeal after Cudworth supermarket worker assaulted
AN appeal has been launched to trace a man who reportedly assaulted a supermarket worker in Cudworth.
On August 19, at 5.15pm, two men entered the Co-op store on Barnsley Road and attempted to steal items.
They were then challenged by staff, which led to one of the suspects becoming aggressive and assaulting a member of staff.
The second suspect then tried to assault another member of staff who came to help...
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Transport link for cancer patients
CANCER patients will now be able to access their treatment in Sheffield even easier as a new transport service has been launched.
The service will start from Monday and will provide free travel from Oakwell Stadium to and from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals for treatment.
It will be operated by a team of volunteer drivers and has been supported by local legend, Dickie Bird who provided sponsorship for the transport.
Emma Clarke, chief...
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Support grant helps with winter bills
FAMILIES across the borough could receive a boost this winter thanks to a support grant.
The Household Support Grant will be available for eligible households to buy food, pay essential bills, and meet other essential living or housing costs over the winter months.
Households that receive Council Tax support will be eligible to apply for the grant.
Vouchers will be issues to help with food and essentials, and financial support will be...
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Christmas card competition now on
BUDDING artists who want to celebrate the festive season are being encouraged to take part in a competition to design a Christmas card for the police.
The competition has been launched by South Yorkshire Police and is open to anyone aged 12 years old and under.
Designs should be submitted on A4 paper and entrants must have parental permission to enter the competition.
A spokesperson for the force said: “We are pleased...
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Face masks 'not currently required' at Barnsley Bowl
A BARNSLEY bowling complex will not require customers to wear a face covering.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed that there would be stricter measures in regards to face coverings in a press conference last weekend, but Barnsley Bowl, based in Carlton, have released a statement saying that anyone attending will not currently be required to wear a face mask.
A spokesperson added: “Any customers or staff who choose to wear one will be...
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Foodbank helps to feed more than 5,000 people
BARNSLEY Foodbank Partnership has delivered food parcels to almost 2,000 children so far this year.
The foodbank, which supports residents in need across the borough, has fed a total of 5,675 people from January to October - 1,983 of those were children.
They’re now appealing for more donations as they head into the festive period.
A spokesperson added: “Over the winter, we expect our food parcel requests to rise.
“Your donations...
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College entrepreneurship workshop is a hit with students
BARNSLEY College students had the chance to take part in a variety of workshops earlier this month in a campaign to promote entrepreneurship.
The students heard from a number of chief executives and directors including Jo Fairley, of chocolate company Green and Blacks.
She shared her message about how she left school at 16 to now head a company worth more than £110m.
Another guest speaker was James McGowan, the director at...
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Light parade and charity event set to take place
A CHRISTMAS charity event and light parade will take place a week on Sunday.
The motorbike light parade will start at 5pm, and riders will take three round trips around Laithes Lane, Rotherham Road, Carlton Road and then back around to Laithes Lane.
The Christmas event in honour of Macmillan will be held from 1pm to 5pm.
There will be raffle prizes, an opportunity to take photos with Santa, and a tombola...
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Help the homeless this winter
AS the temperatures drop, the council has pledged to support the homeless population.
The Housing Options Team are continuing their outreach work to make sure that the homeless population, or those at risk of becoming homeless are supported.
The team are also encouraging residents to report anyone they suspect may be homeless to the Housing Options team so they can reach out with help.
A spokesperson for the team said: “If you...
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Not long left to send your letter to Santa...
THE deadline for kids to send their letters to Santa this year is rapidly approaching.
Every year the Royal Mail receive thousands of letters from children explaining what they want for Christmas, and this year will be no different.
If you want to get a reply in time for Christmas then make sure to get your letter posted by December 10 - and don’t forget your stamp.
A spokesperson for Royal Mail...
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Covid vaccine clinics still open
WALK-IN clinics to help residents get vaccinated are still operating, despite this weekend's bad weather.
The clinics are available for anyone aged 16 and above who need their first dose.
It's also for anyone who needs their third dose of the vaccine if they are immunosuppressed.
The times for clinics held at Apollo Court Medical Centre, Dodworth on December 11 and 12 from 9am to 3pm.
Clinics held at Goldthorpe Medical...
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Reds now eight points from safety
BARNSLEY were unable to score against the football league’s worst defence on Saturday and now find themselves eight points from safety.
A 0-0 draw away at Peterborough United left Poya Asbaghi’s side second from bottom and four points behind the home side who sit in the final relegation spot.
The match was stopped at 80 minutes after a power outage in the area led to a floodlight failure and a 17-minute stoppage.
...
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Police appeal after alleged racist abuse in town centre
POLICE in Barnsley are appealing for information after a reported race hate public order offence in the town centre last month.
It’s reported that on October 24, at around 7.10am, on the junction between New Street and Albert Street a man approached a victim and then racially abused them before threatening them.
Police have now released CCTV footage of the man they would like to speak to in relation to the event.
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Masks to be worn in shops from tomorrow
FACE coverings will once again be made mandatory in shops and on public transport from tomorrow as cases of a new Covid variant continue to rise.
Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, revealed in a press conference on Saturday that rules are being tightened to help protect against the Omicron variant of the virus.
According to the World Health Organisation, the Omicron variant originated in South Africa and studies are ongoing to determine whether the...
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Globe services continue to operate
AS bus services across the borough remain disrupted – one provider has extended their services to help get residents where they need to go.
Stagecoach drivers and engineers remain on strike until Saturday but Globe Travel has stepped in to pick up some of Stagecoach's services.
The bus operator will run the 23, 23a and 24 services from Barnsley to Stocksbridge and also the number seven service to Hoyland.
The 178 school...
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Gritters out in force to combat snow
AFTER this weekend’s bad weather the gritting team was out in force in a bid to help keep roads across the borough safe for commuters.
The team head out during the night to help minimise disruption to commuters - they pre-grit the roads ahead of forecast snowfall which can help the snow to melt quickly and allow roads to reman open.
They receive weather reports which allow them to understand when to grit...
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Keep pets safe this winter
WITH bad weather on the horizon, one animal charity has released ways we can keep our furry friends warm this winter.
PDSA has compiled the list in a bid to keep pets safe and warm.
PDSA Vet Lynne James said: “Winter can be a dangerous time for all animals, but fine coated, poorly, young or elderly pets are at higher risk of hypothermia in freezing temperatures.
“Thankfully, there are simple steps we...
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Adult crafts help beat the winter blues
ADULTS who want to get in the festive spirit can take part in Christmas-themed arts and crafts sessions.
The sessions can help improve mental well being and can offer a chance to socialise.
Below are a list of times when the sessions will run:
Christmas Craft - November 30 and December 7 from 12.30pm at Wellington House
Hand Painted Christmas Cards – December 1, and December 8 from 10am at Wellington House
Christmas...

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