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LABC Building Excellence Awards

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Berneslai Homes and Barnsley Council’s new build housing for rent development at Rockingham Street, Barnsley was shortlisted to the final three in the recent Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards – in two different categories. The development was nominated for Best Sustainable project and Best Housing Development. In both categories the project was… Read more »


Berneslai Homes accredited for its customer involvement

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The Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS), the leading national tenant participation organisation working to promote tenant empowerment, has today announced that Barnsley-based Berneslai Homes, for the second time, has been awarded their Resident Involvement Quality Standard. This accreditation, which lasts for three years, is only awarded to landlords who can show that they genuinely involve… Read more »


Barnsley event for landlords and managing agents

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A free event for landlords and managing agents takes place at Barnsley College’s Honeywell site, Honeywell Lane, on Monday, May 14, from 5.30pm to 8pm. Hosted by Barnsley Accreditation Scheme in association with Barnsley College and the National Landlords Association, there will be an opportunity to hear speakers on: •Barnsley Accreditation Scheme •New student rental… Read more »


Berneslai Homes sites as safe as houses!

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Berneslai Homes Construction Services have achieved ‘Performance Beyond Compliance’ by the Considerate Constructors Scheme, on two Barnsley Homes Standard schemes. The schemes at Cudworth and Brierley, to improve properties to a modern level, were both awarded certificates by the Considerate Constructors Scheme confirming their commitment to Health and Safety, their tenants and employees and the… Read more »


Berneslai Homes tenants benefit from home swapping scheme

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Berneslai Homes are pleased to announce the continuation of their partnership with HomeSwapper UK’s leading mutual exchange service. With over 1600 tenants in Barnsley looking to move home, customers will continue to benefit from free membership of the popular home swapping service – a service which matches tenants wanting to move to other homes that… Read more »


Berneslai Homes reaches finals in National Housing Awards

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Berneslai Homes are delighted to be announced as ‘ALMO of the Year’ finalists at this year’s UK Housing Awards. The UK Housing Awards are an annual event which recognise and celebrate excellence across the UK Housing sector. They are organised by the sector’s professional body, the Chartered Institute of Housing. Berneslai Homes have been shortlisted… Read more »


Berneslai Homes boost for community groups

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Berneslai Homes is delighted to announce the results of their new 4U Berneslai Community Grant funding stream. The new 4U Berneslai Community Grant was set up this year to enable community and voluntary groups in Barnsley to apply for grants of up to £300. The grant could be used for new or to extend an… Read more »


'Bringing On Back The Good Times' at The Londoner

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The new-style Londoner pub on Shambles Street, Barnsley brings its official opening act on Sunday, April 15, from 3pm onwards. Live on stage will be Steve Ellis, the voice of Love Affair, who will be backed by the New Amen Corner. The band will belt out hits such as ‘Rainbow Valley; ‘Bringing on Back the… Read more »


Food Distribution Centre lays off 81 workers

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A food distribution centre on the outskirts of Barnsley has laid off 81 workers after its parent company was forced to go into administration. Staff were sent home from the DBC Foodservice plant on the Manvers industrial estate near Wath-on-Dearne. The remaining 85 workers have been told to keep reporting for work for the time… Read more »


Costcutter owner buys Rhythm and Booze, saving over 400 jobs

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More than 400 jobs have been saved at Barnsley off-licence chain R&M Swaine, which trades as Rhythm & Booze, after the owner of Costcutter bought the company out of administration. Bibby Retail Services, which owns York-based Costcutter, has completed a deal to buy all 68 stores from joint administrators at Ernst & Young. As a… Read more »