Village to get its own guide book

Houses at the Seasons development in Thurnscoe which will be developed over the next 15 ' 18 years.
Houses at the Seasons development in Thurnscoe which will be developed over the next 15 ' 18 years.

A FAST-growing South Yorkshire village is to have its own guide book.

A Guide to Thurnscoe has been produced by the Thurnscoe Alliance, a group set up to nurture the village’s development

Available online and throughout the community, the 50 page booklet will promote Thurnscoe as a great place to live.

As well as contributions from Thurnscoe history group and pupils from nearby schools, there will also be a directory of local services and community groups.

Thurnscoe is earmarked for rapid development over the next 15 years, with a £90 million project to build 875 homes.

The partners behind the ambitious Seasons project are Barnsley Council, Keepmoat Homes, Chevin Housing Group and Berneslai Homes. The scheme is also supported by the Homes and Communities Agency.

The Thurnscoe Alliance is made up of representatives from these partners, alongside local schools and community groups.

Daniel Crew is leading the production of the guide and is keen to involve local people as much as possible.

He said: “The community is at the heart of the Seasons development and we are committed to engaging schools, businesses, groups and individuals so they can help shape the future of the area.”

“The Guide to Thurnscoe is a great opportunity to promote the fantastic things that are going on in the community to a wider audience, so we encourage people to get in touch. This guide is for local people so all contributions are greatly appreciated.”

The first phase ‘Springside’ will comprise 160 properties that will be constructed to levels 3 and 4 in the Code for Sustainable Homes, which includes features such as solar panels, together with high levels of insulation.

As well as being a high quality scheme, reducing carbon emissions, it will also result in lower energy use and lower utility bills for residents buying or renting the new homes.

Local groups interested in contributing to the guide for free should contact Daniel Crew on 01302 341 005 or e-mail: Daniel.crew@keepmoathomes.co.uk.