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Making a Difference in the Community

Barnsley Local Television is embarking on a series of features about Projects and Organisations that are ‘Making a Difference’ in our Community. In the first feature of the Series BLTV’s Don Chamberlain and Cameraman Carl Yeates visit the Barnsley Independent Alzheimers and Dementia Support Group (BIAS) and look at some of the activities and facilities on offer to Dementia and Alzheimer sufferers in the Community. Features to come will deal with Food Banks, Warm Environments where people can go to keep warm, Meals on Wheels and Community Centres which provide Free or Very Cheap Meals. The features can be viewed in ‘Our Latest Videos’ on this page and also in the ‘Making a Difference in the Community’ Category in the ‘Video Library’

What is BLTV?

Barnsley Local TV (BLTV) is part of The Dearne Media Group which is a not-for-profit, Community Interest Company which is run entirely by Volunteers. BLTV uses social media to promote the best interests of the Town and it’s people by highlighting personal achievements and showcasing the activities of the many community groups and voluntary organisations in the Barnsley Area. This site operates in conjunction with BLTV on Facebook which you can visit using the Facebook Icon at the top of this page. If you wish to Volunteer and join the Team we will be pleased to hear from you. Just send us an email (Email Address at the bottom of this Page and on the Contact Page). You don’t need to have any experience of working in Television but some knowledge or the ability to use a Camera would be useful.

Our Latest Videos

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Barnsley Focus No 3 – Dave Hodgson investigates the traffic situation in Flockton – Emma Kirke finds out about an unusual Pet and we hear about the falloff of Church attendances.
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Nice Out Innit No 2 – Dave Hodgson visits Yorkshire Mining Museum – discovers pit Ponies Eric and Ernie and takes a trip down the Mine with unusual End Results!
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Don Chamberlain and Carl Yeates visit the Barnsley Dementia Support Group and look at some of the Activities on Offer to Dementia and Alzheimer sufferers in the Community.
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Don Chamberlain and Carl Yeates visit the Barnsley Foodbank which doesn’t think that anyone in our Community should have to face the prospect of going hungry in this day and age.

Treasures of the Dearne

The Five Films that BLTV has produced about the Huge Transformation of the Dearne Valley are now in our Video Library and are available for Viewing. These Documentary Films, which were funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, show the work carried out in the Dearne Valley, parts of which were once described as the largest single area of toxic derelict land in the UK, into flourishing, environmentally friendly areas of housing, industry and countryside. There is also a Taster Trailer which gives a flavour of what’s in the main Films.

Barnsley Focus

Barnsley Focus, introduced by Max Senior, is a Series of Programmes featuring Items of Local Interest to people living in the Barnsley Area. If you are in a Local Organisation Community Project and wish the Project to be featured on BLTV just  send us an Email (Email Address at the bottom of this Page and on the Contact Page) to let us know all about your Project. To watch Editions of Barnsley Focus see “Our Latest Videos” Box above and also the Video Library.

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