Barnsley businesses invited to have their say on the future of our borough

Businesses and organisations across the borough are encouraged to take part in a Barnsley 2030 workshops, to help us to tell Barnsley’s story; the place it is now and the place we all want it to be in ten years.

These workshops will enable representatives from across all sectors to get involved in the project to make sure that the story told is representative of everyone who has an impact here in Barnsley.

Representatives will have a chance to give their views on what’s unique about the borough; to put forward any ideas around potential opportunities for the next ten years, and discuss future ambitions for the borough.

There are six workshops to choose from:

  • Thursday, 5.30pm on 27 February at Priory Campus BCVS Trading, Lundwood
  • Tuesday, 5.30pm on 3 March at Wombwell Library, Wombwell
  • Wednesday, 8am, on 4 March at Mapplewell and Staincross Village Hall, Mapplewell
  • Wednesday, 5.30pm on 4 March at St John’s Community Centre, Penistone
  • Monday, 12pm on 23 March at YMCA, Barnsley
  • Monday, 8am on 24 March at St Helen Church, Thurnscoe.

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Cllr Sir Steve Houghton CBE, Leader of Barnsley Council, said: “It’s really important we hear from as many people from different sectors and organisations across the borough, and I would encourage business representatives to book on to one of the sessions as your opinions and local knowledge are vital to us.

“Barnsley 2030 is a new and exciting project that offers everyone who has an impact or interest in the borough, an opportunity to focus on how we want to transform and develop Barnsley, to meet the challenges it currently faces, as well as focusing on our future ambitions. We are looking to 2030, as we feel this will give us enough time to make some real changes here that are both bold and radical.”

At the heart of this project is a borough-wide engagement activity, designed to get people thinking about what the Barnsley borough might be like in 2030. Feedback gathered as part of these workshops will be used to identify common themes and to create Barnsley’s story. This process will also include identifying Barnsley’s collective ambitions for 2030 then working together beings to turn these ambitions into a reality.

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