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Freedom of the Borough, Full Council - Wednesday 13 April 2022 10.30 am app available
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Venue: Council Chamber, Barnsley Town Hall. View directions

Contact: William Ward  Council Governance Officer


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Declarations of Interests

To receive any declarations of interest of a pecuniary or non-pecuniary nature from Members in respect of the items on this agenda.

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Conferment of the Honorary Freedom of the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley

To confer upon the following persons the title of Honorary Freeman/Freewoman of the Borough:-


(a)          Katherine Brunt


In recognition of her worldwide success as a women’s cricketer, with passion to share her achievements and be a leading role model for our next generation by inspiring children and young people across the borough to raise their aspirations and believe anything is possible.


(b)          Graham Ibbeson


In recognition of his internationally acclaimed artist and sculptor work, producing outstanding sculptures displayed around the borough to reflect Barnsley and its people, as well as his dedication to Barnsley and future generations by inspiring local young people studying the arts at Barnsley College.


(c)          Katherine Kelly


In recognition of the success she has achieved locally, nationally and internationally in her chosen career as an actor and her ongoing contributions and commitment to Barnsley by using her success to inspire young actors in Barnsley’s Lamproom Youth Theatre Ensemble.


(d)          Mat Wright MBE


In recognition of the success he has achieved as the founder and Artistic Director of the world-famous Barnsley Youth Choir; inspiring children and young people to sing for over 20 years, achieving world and national rankings, and his ongoing contribution to inspire future generations across the borough to enjoy and partake in music.


(e)          The Intensive Care Unit at Barnsley Foundation Trust (Heroes)


Awarded to all the team within the unit in recognition of their selfless commitment, passion and determination under very challenging conditions to provide care and support to those most in need across our borough during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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