Stephanie Peacock, Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, recently visited Elsecar Heritage Centre for a celebration of the work of the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership, which is drawing to a close this month.
Formed in 2014 the Partnership is funded by the Heritage Lottery, and the project has worked on preserving important environmental sites and listed buildings, as well as celebrating the area’s industrial heritage and supporting local community groups.
Said Stephanie: “It was a real pleasure to attend the celebration. This project has done important work over the last five years in preserving and celebrating our environment and industrial heritage.
“While the project is now drawing to a close, I’m sure that the legacy of its work will continue to have a positive impact here in Barnsley.”
Stephanie also recently visited Elsecar Holy Trinity Primary School, where she met with headteacher Mr Silverwood to discuss his work with the school, the challenges the school faces, and any ways she can support the school in future.
She then went into classrooms to meet staff and students on a tour of the school and afterwards reflected: “It was a real pleasure to visit Elsecar Holy Trinity Primary. It was good to have a productive meeting with Mr Silverwood, to discuss ways I can support this brilliant local school, and I really enjoyed having a look round the school and chatting to their brilliant staff and students.”