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Town centre streets refurbishment starts Monday

By Katia Harston, Chief Reporter Friday 27th June 2014

WORK to refurbish a number of town centre streets begins on Monday.

North Midland Construction PLC is carrying out the £1.2 million works which will see improvements made to Eldon Street; Regent Street South; Hanson Street; Royal Street; Regent Street; Eastgate; Market Hill and a Church Street footpath.

It is part of Barnsley Council's wider plans to 'invigorate' the town centre and includes paving in natural Yorkstone and granite, new street lighting and new street furniture. Roads will also be resurfaced and improved crossings provided.

The works will last about 11 months and access to properties and businesses will be maintained throughout, although this may be restricted at times as work is carried out across business frontages.

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Posted by Mick I Fri 27th Jun 2014 at 11:50am

Is it sensible to start work a week before the Tour De France which the Council has been plugging for months as a good opportunity to attract visitors to the town?

Posted by Barry shaw I Fri 27th Jun 2014 at 2:05pm

Sounds bout right for barnsley council, this lot couldn't run a cold bath.

Posted by ian I Mon 30th Jun 2014 at 9:34am

They removed all the flower bed planters and seats apart from the mushroom so they have given absolutely no thought to mobility limited people as there is nowhere for them to stop and rest!

Posted by X I Tue 1st Jul 2014 at 9:19am

Removing the flower beds and just dumping TarMac on the floor looks awful and isn't even level or safe