Worsbrough Reservoir reopens after a £2.4M investment.

The reservoir at Worsbrough Mill Country Park reopens on Monday, 22 January, following a considerable investment of £2.4M by Barnsley Council and the South Yorkshire Combined Mayoral Authority. 


The project has seen huge improvements including work on the north and south banking of the reservoir, which has future-proofed the well-loved visitor attraction for generations to come. 


Renovation work has focused on enhancing the safety and accessibility of the banks, with minimal maintenance required for many years to come. There has also been additional work to improve accessibility and structures around the country park, making it a fantastic place to spend time for both local anglers and visitors from the wider region.


As part of the project the contractor, Balfour Beatty, has devoted a huge amount of time in supporting local volunteers and students to develop specialist skills around conservation and natural habitats. It includes 32 hours of career mentoring and 126 hours of donated volunteering hours.


To mark the occasion a celebration event will take place in the Learning Hut at Worsbrough Mill on Monday, 22 January between 11am and 12noon.  Here people will have the opportunity to find out more about the project and how it has improved the local area.


 Councillor Robin Franklin, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture, said: “This work needed to take place to Worsbrough Reservoir to ensure a sustainable future for the historic destination. The work was carried out quickly and efficiently, causing as little disruption to visitors and the local wildlife as possible. We’re delighted that additional work to improve accessibility has been included as part of the project, which will have a positive impact on the visitor experience. We hope people can join us in celebrating the completion of the work and experience the stunning and relaxing setting of Worsborugh Mill Country Park which is a real asset to our borough”