New bins and later shifts for Barnsley wardens in £450k plan to clean up town centre

New bins and later shifts for town wardens are part of a new plan to keep Barnsley Town Centre clean.

By Danielle Andrews, Local Democracy Reporter
Thursday, 16th September 2021, 12:25 pm

Barnsley Council has announced a £450,000 plan to clean up the new and improved town centre, a week after the new public square was unveiled at the Glass Works.

Bigger litter bins will be installed, at a cost of £7,000, to offer “greater capacity” and reduce the amount of unsightly litter.

Town centre warden’s shifts will be extended to 11pm, in line with expected increased footfall, in a bid to “control anti social behaviour.”

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The town centre.

An extra cleaning team will also be on duty until 11pm, seven days a week.

£30,000 will be used to replace bollards, lamps and CCTV posts, and a further £22,250 will replace around 35 benches.

Some of the plans extend to Barnsley’s principal towns – Cudworth, Goldthorpe, Hoyland, Penistone, Royston and Wombwell.

A report, to be considered by the council’s cabinet on September 22, states: “The opening of the Glass Works within the town centre is a significantopportunity to improve our offer to visitors.

“The customer experience must be positive to ensure that people keep visiting and returning to the town centre to shop, work or experience the cultural offer.