Thurnscoe Environment Group (TEG)

Thurnscoe Environment Group (TEG) is a group of local Thurnscoe residents who want to see the image and appearance of Thurnscoe improved and to tackle environmental projects. We have worked with Groundwork Dearne Valley for several years on major projects such as the development of Phoenix Park, the improvements on Houghton Road, play areas at the Hill Primary School and the park, and improvements at the Res and Fairway Shopping area.

Groundwork Dearne Valley has now moved on to other villages, but, of course, the local residents remain! Now a newly constituted group, we want to continue to work on projects to improve our village and are keen to recruit new members and launch new projects.

The group meets once a month at the lifelong learning centre and new members are always welcome. Meeting dates for the rest of the year are given below:

The first Tuesday of every month at Thurnscoe Lifelong Learning Centre (Media Room) – 1pm

“We really need to focus on new projects and work with the local community to identify the issues which people want to tackle,” said secretary Julie Turner. “We are working with Barnsley Dearne Community Partnership to find funding to continue with the stewardship scheme which Groundwork founded, as we think it’s important to look after the projects which have already helped to improve the appearance of Thurnscoe. We’re also working with the Forestry Commission on various schemes since they are looking after Phoenix Park now and we want to continue to develop that site. However, so much of the success of Groundwork in Thurnscoe was dependent on local residents having a say in what they wanted to see, and we want to continue that. So if anyone has any issues they want us to consider, we will look at those and try and find the funding to tackle them.”

If you would like to know more about the group, have ideas for projects, or want to know more about meetings, please contact:

George Tomlinson (Chair) on 01709 897764

Julie Turner (Secretary) on 01709 881643