RESIDENTS are being asked about their ideas in shaping the town after it was revealed Barnsley will receive £20m in funding over the next decade.

The government announced in October 2023 a new Long-Term Plan for Towns which brings together community leaders, business people, and local organisations to improve Barnsley’s future together.

The funding is set to be used to improves areas such as the town centre, Dearne Valley Park, Oakwell, the Metrodome and Barnsley Hospital.

Locals are therefore being asked to have their say on the plans, with their views being used to shape the future.

Edward Naylor, chair of the Barnsley Town Board, said: “Your feedback is crucial to ensuring that our plans reflect the needs and aspirations of Barnsley residents.

“We want to understand your vision for our town and how we can make it a better place to live, work, and visit.”

Coun Sir Steve Houghton, leader of Barnsley Council, added: “Over the past decade, Barnsley has seen significant progress in enhancing its town centre, with improvements to public spaces, infrastructure, and community facilities.

“The journey towards a vibrant, safe, and connected town continues, and we need your views to guide our next steps.

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“Town centres don’t stand still and neither must we, it is important to get your views on the next stage of our regeneration.

“Together, we can build on our achievements and create a town centre that truly reflects the spirit of Barnsley.”

The survey can be found on the Barnsley Council website, or a physical copy can be picked up from the Library @ the Lightbox in the town centre.