The closure of the hospital club

13 08 2012

It has been announced this week that the hospital club is closing down at the end of September.  This is the largest community venue in the Gawber and Pogmoor area.  Indeed it was the venue for the ‘Gypsy planning’ meeting that resulted in the formation of the residents’ association. It is very sad to see another hall disappear following the demise of the Pogmoor club and the Friendship pub.

The hospital chief executive, Paul O’Connor, speaking to the Barnsley Chronicle (13th July, 2012),  said: ‘it is a shame that there’s just not enough business for it to remain open.”  What are your views about this closure?  Is the chief executive correct that this community isn’t large enough to sustain a hall of this size with a rent of £3000 per month?

Please let us know what you think.


Digital switchover advice evening

14 08 2011

Digital Switchover
Information & Advice Evening
To be held at
The Hospital Social Club
Pogmoor Road
Tuesday 30th August 2011
At 7pm
Refreshments will be provided

Staff from Voluntary Action Barnsley
will be on hand with Information & Advice
September’s Digital Switchover
Barnsley will switchover on 7th September 2011
Don’t be caught out!
Get set for The Digital TV Switchover

Everyone Welcome

First AGM Agenda

7 06 2011


Pogmoor Area Residents’ Association

Inaugural Annual General Meeting

Thursday 9th June, 2011 at 7.30 pm

Barnsley Hospital Club


1.      Welcome and introduction

2.      Apologies

3.      Why Pogmoor area need a tenants’ and residents’ association

4.      Election of the Committee

               – 12 committee members

5.      Any other business

Pogmoor Area Residents Association donates £300 to Barnsley Hospice

18 04 2011

On behalf of Pogmoor Area Residents Association Margaret Richardson and Barry Lowe presented £302 to Sue Miller at Barnsley Hospice which remained after the recent meeting at Barnsley Hospital Club when the only expense incurred was £25 for the room hire.  The acting committee would like to thank all who participated for their generosity,


Regards P.A.R.A

Statement regarding planning application 2010/1452

8 04 2011


Planning application 2010/1452 for the erection of a 20 pitch gypsy and traveller site on West Road was withdrawn on Thursday 7/4/11.

The residents who co-ordinated and monitored the opposition to the application wish to thank everyonein the Pogmoor area for their support. Also the businesses that provided a communication link during this period.

Donations made to a possible fighting fund raised£326.59. The only expense was £25.00 for the hire ofthe Hospital Social Club.  This leaves £301.59 to be donated to Barnsley Hospice.

The surprise response, determination and interest has shown that there is a need in Pogmoor for a Residents’ Association. Once further information has been obtained regarding the formation details, residents will be notified immediately via emails, notices etc.

The link will also be kept open.

Thank You