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We will hit affordable homes target, council told

Developers of new housing estates in Penistone and other parts of Barnsley are ready to ensure more of the homes are affordable, the Cabinet member responsible for development told Barnsley Council. Coun Roy Miller was replying to claims that insufficient low-cost homes were developed in the Penistone area. He said current council policy was for [...]

By | 2016-11-04T10:11:49+00:00 February 6th, 2015|Categories: Penistone FM News|0 Comments

Penistone holds spending rise to 1.5pc

Penistone’s share of council tax is going up by 1.5pc in April, to £153,850, councillors decided at their annual budget meeting. They also heard that the Paramount Cinema can pay for a new screen and other improvements from bumper earnings this year, without asking the council for further help. But £27,500 has been earmarked in [...]

By | 2015-02-04T08:54:18+00:00 February 4th, 2015|Categories: Penistone FM News|0 Comments

Door 2 Door & Shopper Bus services

Do you find public transport difficult to use?  Do you want to go somewhere specific or to go shopping? If so, you might find the "Door 2 Door" or the "Shopper Bus" services useful.  The services run from all local areas into Barnsley Town Centre and to Asda / Morrisons Supermarkets. The shopper bus is [...]

By | 2016-11-04T10:11:50+00:00 January 28th, 2015|Categories: Love Where You Live|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

New protest over housing plans

Carol Bradbury reports from the January Penistone Town Council. A large delegation were at the meeting to protest about house building in the area, although councillors stressed that Penistone Town Council had no powers to stop this, despite their efforts. One of the group, former councillor and mayor Mick Boaler, asked whether there was any [...]

By | 2016-11-04T10:11:53+00:00 January 20th, 2015|Categories: Penistone FM News|0 Comments

Penistone police station to stay

Penistone Police Station is to remain open, Dr Alan Billings, the new South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, told members of Penistone Town Council. But all officers will be briefed in Barnsley as part of a cost-saving exercise. Dr Billings said there would be two teams, for the East and West areas. Each would have [...]

By | 2016-11-04T10:11:59+00:00 January 20th, 2015|Categories: Penistone FM News|0 Comments

Council presses for answers on development cash

Carol Bradbury reports from Penistone Town Council meeting on December 15 2014. Penistone Councillors came face to face with managers from Barnsley Council as they continued to press for answers to what had happened to £850,000 paid by developers for industrial units and a transport interchange in the town. They had heard at an earlier meeting [...]

By | 2014-12-18T09:31:54+00:00 December 18th, 2014|Categories: Penistone FM News|0 Comments

Woodhead Mountain Rescue – 40 Years as a Volunteer

On Steve Webber's show on 16th December between 8.00 - 9.00pm Steve chatted with Ken Sloan - a Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team volunteer who has completed over 40 years of service with WMRT ! What has he seen in that time ? What adventures has he experienced and how many lives have been saved ? Watch out for the [...]

By | 2014-12-17T16:05:14+00:00 December 16th, 2014|Categories: Penistone FM News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Greedy developers force people from Penistone, say councillors

Greedy developers were forcing people out of the Penistone area by finding ways to ignore Barnsley Council’s policy on affordable housing, Penistone Area Councillors believe. Tory Leader John Wilson said the current system was “stacked up in favour of the developers. Every single development comes along and affordable housing is nothing compared to our existing [...]

By | 2016-11-04T10:12:06+00:00 December 12th, 2014|Categories: Penistone FM News|0 Comments

Tidy team on the cards for Penistone

A clean and tidy team, summer work experience courses for youngsters and additional activities for teenagers. These are some of the projects being considered by Penistone Area Council, which expects to have £300,000 to spend next year. It comes on top of the Walls and Woods project to teach countryside skills to youngsters who do [...]

By | 2014-12-12T16:43:46+00:00 December 12th, 2014|Categories: Penistone FM News|0 Comments