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It’s so wonderful to be able to report good news about our local community. Today I had the privilege of attending the opening of the Goldthorpe Railway Embankment project, a project that has seen the transformation of the old railway line from an area used almost solely for fly-tipping into a peaceful, beautiful community space where wildlife can flourish.

Situated opposite the Texaco garage on the entrance to Goldthorpe, the project has seen local residents and local groups, spearheaded by the Dearne Area Team, transform this area into a beautiful community space. There’s a butterfly walk, an orchard planted by pupils of Goldthorpe Primary School, a bluebell wood, an ‘Incredible Edible’ garden growing herbs and spices, a flower garden, picnic benches, water feature and bug houses and fairy doors, plus a memorial stone to two boys who died in that area.

Well done to all those who have worked tirelessly to create a beautiful space for local residents to enjoy in the heart of our busy community, a place of tranquillity and repose.