on the Hillside estate at last
Roof and window repairs by BMBC have started on the Hillside estate. It
will be the first major repairs the houses have seen since they were built
in the late 1950s. Roofs will be totally replaced, and rotting windows
will receive new Upvc glazing. The work has already started at number 1
Hillside Crescent the home of Tara treasurer Pat Goddard who stated "The
work will see repairs to 23 houses on the estate with the first phase
being twelve houses numbers 1 to 23 Hillside Crescent". The council came
under pressure last year from residents complaining about rats in their
lofts. They refused to re-house one long standing resident whose house was
running amok with the vermin. The family ended up terminating their
tenancy and renting private accommodation outside the village.
Hillside estate under repair
abolish Town council on hold
The plans to abolish Brierley Town Council have been put on hold for at
least a year. It has been recommended by the Local Government Commission
that its future should not be reviewed just yet because it would interfere
with work to redraw Barnsley Council's boundaries. The commission's report
says it would be 'unhelpful and potentially confusing for the Town Council
review, which is in its early stages, and the boundary view to take place
at the same time.' 1,254 people voted in a poll last year with 91% in
favour of abolishing the Town Council. The 'Ban the Parish Council'
campaigners led by Brierley resident Frank Hardy claimed that it was a
waste of money. Coun Alex Vodden said he felt Barnsley council had taken
note of the parish poll, but any future review should probably include all
parish councils in the area. Barnsley council will leave the final
decision to the Government after a recommendation.
Grimethorpe St John Ambulance Brigade under the leaderships of Terry
Haynes and Ian Walker held a party for special needs children recently. An
anonymous businessman donated £500 for the event.
Brierley Village (Community) Partnership took delivery of an 'office in a
box' recently for their new office in Brierley Hall. Once it is up and
running it is hoped that it will be manned with volunteers from the
management committee. It will then be open to the members of the public. A
community audit by the partnership is in progress at the moment.
The Brierley Village (Community) Partnership's two football teams are
looking to play friendlies with local teams under 14 and under 9. Anyone
interested telephone the Partnership's chairman Jack Henstock on 01226
Monday March 11 2002 at 1pm.
Hillside Neighbourhood Watch;
Friday March 8 at 7pm. Spiritualist Church Annual General meeting;
Sunday March 3 at 3pm
Monday March 11 at 6pm.
Garden and Allotment Society;
Meet the first Wednesday in every month in the Three Horse Shoes at 9pm.
Brierley Labour Party;
Meet the last Sunday in every month in Brierley Social club at 10am.
Brierley Village (Community) Partnership;
Meet every second Tuesday in the month in their offices at Brierley Hall.
The young Brierley punk rock band are seeking a lead guitarist to join
them in time for them to cut their CD 'Still Waiting' at the Beaumont
Street studios in Huddersfield. The band won the competition ran by the
Corridor Arts 'Ready to Burn Project' for young bands in Barnsley between
the ages of eleven and eighteen. The prize also includes a professional
photo shoot. Anyone interested and living locally please
Auditions are being held over the next couple of weeks.
Thomas Cherryholme recently visited Greenmoor Boys' Brigade centre on his
Queen's badge introductory weekend. In a recent badminton match, Andrew
and Edwin Hambleton joined with Thomas in beating Harrogate 6-3 at
Harrogate. The Junior boys' meet on Wednesday at 6.30pm while the company
section meets at 6.45pm on Thursday. All meetings are held in the
Methodist church hall and new members are welcome.
There will be an Easter bonnet disco for young people in the Primary
school on Thursday March 14. The event has been organised by the Brierley
Special Events Group under the leadership of Doreen Henstock.
Garden and Allotment Society AGM.
The following members were elected onto the committee of the Garden and
Allotment society at their annual general meeting which was held in the
Three Horse Shoes recently. Chairman; Andrew Hough, Secretary; Pat
Nicholls; Treasurer; Barry White.