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Town centre mushroom to go

By Lynsey Bradford, Town Reporter Thursday 3rd April 2014

THE plinth in Peel Square and the 'mushroom' in Cheapside will be removed this summer as work begins on the £41m redevelopment of the town centre.


The outdoor market stalls will move into the main precinct ready for Christmas and will remain there for at least three years.


The mushroom canopy and benches, and the stone plinth will go to make way for the temporary stalls.


** The full story will appear in Friday's Barnsley Chronicle. **

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Posted by Mr Angry...Sykes Avenue I Thu 3rd Apr 2014 at 3:11pm

Well....another case of Barnsley Council wasting money. Apart from being a meeting place for Barnsley's drunks and Drug takers, the plinth has been used for absolute zilch. This council has been neither use or ornament since the debacle that was the regeneration of the town centre in the early seventies. We the Barnsley public must get things changed at the next local elections.

Posted by Rob Warburton I Thu 3rd Apr 2014 at 5:31pm

I remember it been built... Around 1978/79 I think...

Posted by karen I Thu 3rd Apr 2014 at 7:36pm

and what would you have then?

Posted by Trish I Sat 5th Apr 2014 at 3:33pm

Im glad the mushroom m plinth are going. Just a meeting place for undesirables. The coumcil needs to sort out the pigeom ptoblem in the town its disgusting. I hope Barnsley is a better place once its done.

Posted by albert I Wed 9th Apr 2014 at 7:27am
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Posted by Steve foakes I Wed 9th Apr 2014 at 11:35am

Well I for one happen to like sitting there with a coffee watching the world go by and often struggle to find a seat so I guess plenty of others enjoy sitting there and no im not a drunk

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