To: Local residents of Pogmoor in Barnsley

Save Penny Pie Park

Save Penny Pie Park

Sign the petition to show Barnsley Council that Penny Pie Park is an integral part of the community and makes no sense to get rid of it for a roundabout. There has to be a better alternative which would work for both the community and the council.

Why is this important?

Barnsley Council are wanting to build a gyratory on Penny Pie Park in Pogmoor effectively turning the remaining park into a roundabout.
The objections are:
It’s a much loved and used green space by a variety of people from young children, teenagers, dog walkers, disabled, the elderly, people reading papers and everything in between.
Obesity levels are on the rise and to take away one of the few large green spaces would be a detriment to the community. Children would end up on street corners or in their bedroom
Both noise and air pollution would rise due to the felling of healthy trees
We should be discouraging cars rather than creating ways to encourage them to come into town so improvements should be made to our public transport system
The park is a lifesaver as the Yorkshire Air Ambulance lands on the park due to the hospital not having a helipad this is usually to support the Embrace service
The park creates an income as the Scott Pullen & Son Fairground comes several times a year
The park is maintained by a Community group who organise events throughout the year. They have been nominated and won awards including Pride of Barnsley. They have raised funds to provide a pathway, trees, shrubs and are still doing the good work. Tree sculptures have been created around the park incorporating a story/nature trail for the younger children.

Pogmoor Road, Barnsley

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Reasons for signing

  • If it so good to have children playing in a park surrounded on 4 side by traffic stopping and starting and producing much more harmful emissions why not relocate the planning department offices onto the roundabout instead?
  • I want my grandchildren to have somewhere safe and healthy to play.
  • We need to take care of our open spaces in our towns and cities


2018-08-11 11:01:52 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2018-08-02 21:24:33 +0100

Hi, just to update everyone who’s signed
An interview and photo shoot has been done with the Chronicle today going out in tomorrow’s paper front page and inside spread
An interview has been held with Dearne FM which went out today
I’ve emailed Look North, The One Show and Dan Jarvis, I’m just waiting for a response 🤞
I’ve spoken to the local councillor and discussed the issue at length. I’m going to arrange a meeting at the beginning of September before the meeting with the planning department.
We’ve received the letter from the council to voice our objections which has been done
I’m very conscious that there’s not a lot of time to get things done but I don’t want there to be a lot of noise and attention now with nothing else for weeks we need momentum.
Thank you all for signing and sharing this petition we just need to stick together and hope our voices are heard.

2018-07-31 23:04:59 +0100

500 signatures reached

2018-07-30 18:18:18 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-07-30 13:23:36 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-07-30 08:40:24 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-07-29 21:43:27 +0100

10 signatures reached