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Berneslai Homes celebrate 37 new council homes in Wombwell

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Berneslai Homes and Barnsley Council held a celebration event on Wednesday 10th October to mark the successful completion of 37 new build council homes at Roy Kilner Road in Wombwell. The new homes comprise of: 32 houses; 1 disabled access bungalow and 4 apartments. All the homes have been built to high standards, including meeting… Read more »


Berneslai Homes tenants invited to Palace of Westminster

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Two tenants from Berneslai Homes, Bridie O’Brien and Jayne Faulkner, were delighted to have been invited to attend the formal opening of the ‘Ordinarily People: Extraordinary Lives’ photography exhibition at the Palace of Westminster on 10th October. Hosted by Lady Victoria Borwick, the National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) exhibition celebrates the lives of tenants and… Read more »


Berneslai Homes scoop national award

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Berneslai Homes are celebrating after winning the ‘Best Apprenticeship Scheme Award’ at the national 24Housing Awards, held last week at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. They were also pleased to be named as a finalist for the Community Achievement Award for their Housing Management team’s youth engagement work and ‘Communications Team of the Year Award’… Read more »


Play your cards right to support Hospital’s Baby Unit

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Managing Director of Active Response Security, Michelle Bailey, is encouraging local business to join them in a gesture to support the proposed Baby Unit at Barnsley Hospital. Michelle told us: “ My staff constantly look for ways of supporting our community. We have decided to use Christmas as a way to benefit such a good… Read more »


Six new council homes built in Worsbrough Dale

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Berneslai Homes, on behalf of Barnsley Council, have recently completed a scheme of six, two-bedroom semi-detached homes on Green Street, Worsbrough Dale. The new homes have been built on a brownfield site created following demolition of unpopular bedsit bungalows. The spacious family homes have an innovative split level design. All units are built to modern… Read more »


New commercial development set to attract more business to Barnsley

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Detailed plans have been drawn up for development of a new business park near to junction 36 of the M1 in Barnsley. ‘Enterprise 36’, which will accommodate four large new industrial units, is now being promoted to potential tenants as a strategic UK location for manufacturing and distribution. Owners Barmston Developments, a joint venture partnership… Read more »


Alhambra fashion week proves a huge success

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The Alhambra Shopping Centre in Barnsley recently transformed into a haven for fashion lovers, showcasing the latest trends from the centre’s top retailers and giving away free vouchers. TK Maxx, Primark, Roman and Domo all took part in the fashion shows to display this season’s newest styles, and all four have seen a significant increase… Read more »


Accolades continue to roll in for Active Response Security

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It has been a very successful year for Barnsley Based Active Response Security, with recognition being received from far and wide. Managing Director Michelle Bailey was a recent finalist in Women in Security Awards and this was followed by news that she is a finalist in Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for… Read more »


Reaching awards finals is becoming a habit for Michelle

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Michelle Bailey has been shortlisted for Business Person of the Year and a Digitial and Media award by Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce. Managing Director of Active Response Security Services, Michelle (pictured) is making a habit of reaching finals, the most recent being in the Women in Security Awards. Her nomination has again been… Read more »


Local MP joins campaign to protect Barnsley apprenticeships

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Michael Dugher, Labour MP for Barnsley East, has joined a campaign against cuts for young apprentices, with Government funding set to be slashed by 30 per cent for 16 to 18-year-olds. The cuts were announced by the Skills Funding Agency and are set to take effect from May 2017, meaning less funding for apprentices seeking… Read more »