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4th November 2018
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The new Barnsley Markets are set to officially open this weekend (3 November 2018), marking a key milestone in the £180m redevelopment of the town centre. The markets have been temporarily housed in May Day Green and Market Parade during the redevelopment of the town centre. They will move into The Glass Works on Friday […]


10th October 2018

Rabbit Ings is a country park located on the former colliery yard and spoil heap of the Monkton Colliery and then the Royston Drift Mine, which closed in 1989. The 64-hectare site, situated near Royston in South Yorkshire, is home to an array of wildlife – including newts, snakes and herons.  The park provides soaring […]


10th October 2018

Health and wellbeing is a key priority for the Penistone Area Council, and to help meet this we commission DIAL Barnsley to deliver a weekly drop-in advice session at Penistone Town Hall. DIAL was established in 1985 as an information, advice and support organisation run by, and for, disabled people and carers. Mrs H, aged 76, […]


10th October 2018
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We will Remember Them. Penistone Remembers is all about commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War One. We will also remember our town and the surrounding area during that time, with a community event being held on the evening of Sunday 11 November at St John’s Church. There will be a […]


10th October 2018
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Age-Friendly Penistone Age-Friendly Communities are part of an international initiative by the World Health Organisation to improve the way our towns and villages support older people. Age UK Barnsley alongside Barnsley Council is working with older people and organisations to identify how we can create an Age-Friendly Barnsley. In Penistone, we are making great strides […]


10th October 2018
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Top: Darfield Community Centre, Illsley Road. Volunteers manage this community building. Activities that take place include; Bingo, Yoga, Get Together group, Dancing and a Balance, Posture and Fall Prevention class. To find out more about these and other activities, visit their website – darfieldcommunitycentre.org.uk. The Darby and Joan Club takes place on Tuesdays, 3:30pm until […]


10th October 2018
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Ray and other members of the craft group at Billingley Village Hall. Left to right: Lynn, Jan, Ray and Margaret. There are so many groups running throughout the Darfield Ward which cater for different interests and age groups. Many are run by volunteers who give up their time freely for the benefit of others. From […]


10th October 2018
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Wombwell Community Lunch Club The Lunch Club has been going for over a year now and is held every Thursday at St Michaels and All Angels Church Hall on Park St, Wombwell. An affordable – £4.00 two course home cooked meal with tea and coffee is not the only thing that is on the menu. […]


10th October 2018
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The Royston Canal Club obtained the lease for the canal in August 2012. In this time they have regularly stocked the canal with fish over a period of years. Recently they have stocked the canal with bigger 6 – 8 inch fish in the winter, which, although more expensive, have a 95% survival rate, and […]


9th October 2018
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Letter from the Love Grimethorpe Community Group Earlier this year Ladywood School in Grimethorpe approached Anne and myself to ask if we could help in any way with their 50th Anniversary celebrations, which would be marked by a Gala in mid-September. We had worked together on a previous school project and were interested to find […]