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Cash boost for Barnsley street makeover

By Katia Harston, Chief Reporter Saturday 5th April 2014

A MAKEOVER of streets in Barnsley town centre has been given a financial boost after Barnsley Council secured a further £1.264 million towards the project.


North Midland Construction PLC has been appointed to carry out the works, which start in June and are expected to take 11 months to complete.


The areas being improved are Eldon Street; Regent Street South; Hanson Street; Royal Street; Regent Street; Eastgate; Market Hill and a footpath on Church Street.


It includes paving in natural Yorkstone and granite, new street lighting and new street furniture, which covers things such as benches and bins. Roads will also be resurfaced and crossings improved.


Geoff Poyzer from the appointed construction firm said it will transform Barnsley into 'one of the most attractive destinations in the North'.

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Posted by Philip Taylor I Thu 10th Apr 2014 at 10:40am

With the town Hall being an impressive flagship for the town we need to have continuity to the rest of the town ,will show of architecture of surrounding buildings --recent visits from friends from London thought town hall area with the waterfalls at night looked impressive.

Posted by Rob Warburton I Fri 11th Apr 2014 at 6:08pm

Although this is a positive for the borough, we MUST get more money from this government. The roads in Barnsley are akin to an Albanian track, Shambles Street is, quite frankly embarrassing and the market project makes me cringe every time BMBC make a statement, only for the funding to be retracted or reduced time and time again. The people of Barnsley deserve so much more! We built the south and the south has now turned on us. I despair...