In this 90 second read, we give thanks to those in our community who work and volunteer over the Christmas season.

Christmas Time, Mistletoe and W…wait, perhaps we won’t go down the Sir Cliff route just yet.

But festive songs aside it’s a most wonderful time for family, friends, eating too much, watching TV specials and relaxing (usually once the relatives have left).

However, let’s spare a thought for the people, around 1 million of them across the UK, who must work on December 25th.

Emergency services, hospital staff, carers, traffic officers and hospitality workers all spring to mind as people who will be putting in shifts across Barnsley while many of us are having fun.

There are also scores of volunteers who give up their time for free on Christmas Day. From Childline and Samaritans helpline call handlers, to those who organise lunches on December 25th for lonely or vulnerable people in the community. They’re giving the most precious gift we have – their time.

So, to all those hardworking and community-spirited folks we’d like to say a huge thanks – you are local heroes.

And we hope they get a chance to spend quality time over the festive season with their loved ones.

At NestledIn Estate Agents we’ll be taking a well-earned break to prepare ourselves for what is already shaping up to be a very busy 2020 for the Barnsley property market.

Our opening hours over the festive period are:

Monday 23rd: 9am – 3pm
Tuesday 24th: 9am – 12pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing day: Closed
Friday 27th: 9am – 3pm
Saturday 28th: 9am – 12pm
Sunday 29th: Closed
Monday 30th: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 31st: Closed
Wednesday 1st: Closed
Thursday 2nd: Normal working hours resume
Our phones will still be answered 24/7 over the festive period.

All of us at NestledIn Estate Agents would like to wish everyone in Barnsley a very Merry Christmas.

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Now, it’s time for the Christmas tunes.

Thanks for reading.