Archive for January, 2014

Penistone Town renews Fairtrade status

Fairtrade supporters in Penistone are celebrating a renewal of the town’s Fairtrade Town by going bananas.

The theme of Fairtrade Fortnight later this year will be “Make Bananas Fair”, with competitions, cooking, quizzes and tasters.

They are also planning their annual chocolate give-away.

Look on the High Street on the mornings of Thursday February 27 and March 6, with chocolate given by Co-op.

The town was granted Fair Trade status in 2007 but has to reapply every four years.

Fairtrade is important to our community!


Progress again on Northern Powergrid power improvements!

The £1.4m plan to upgrade Penistone’s electricity supply, on hold since last summer, will resume shortly, once working terms are agreed with Barnsley Council.

Northern Powergrid have already installed a high voltage cable from the primary substation on Green Road to Sycamore Road, stopping short of the private road at the side of the doctors surgery where a new substation is to be built.

All the cable ducting is in place on Talbot Road down to Thurlstone Road and cables will be installed this month.

They will also be carrying out works on Back Lane shortly, in conjunction with the Gateway development there.

Town centre works will take six to eight weeks to complete, including building and commissioning the new substation, once the go ahead is received.

This should provide Penistone with a sustainable power supply to support further growth in the town.


New Affordable housing coming to Penistone soon!

New homes for sale and rent in Saunderson Road, Penistone were shown at an event at the Community Centre on Saturday January 11th.

The 22 two- and three-bedroom houses and bungalows at the site, named Woodlands near Saunderson Road, have already generated immense interest, according to developers Yorkshire Housing.

The first properties are due for completion in April.

Affordable Housing is a clear priority of the Penistone Town Community Led Plan. Our young people need to be able to afford to buy homes in our community instead of having to move away to find homes they can afford.

To find out more about these houses visit this website


Andrew Millner

Barnsley MBC,
Yorkshire House,
Shambles Street,
Barnsley S70 2SW


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