To consider any communications to be submitted by the Mayor or the Chief Executive.
(a) Corporate Industry PR Awards
The Chief Executive was pleased to announce that Capital B media working with Barnsley Museums had won the Gold Award for Yorkshire at Corporate Industry PR Awards. This award was for a PR campaign to raise the profile of Worsbrough Mill as a Heritage destination and to attract a new Miller to work at the historic site. The Campaign led to excellent media coverage for the Borough including a feature on Countryfile. Thanks were expressed to Barnsley Museums Commercial Manager Craig Hartley for his work with Capital B Media on this campaign and Simon Dodd was congratulated on his appointment to the position of new Miller. Both were present in the Council Chamber.
The Mayor and Members of the Council expressed their congratulations to Craig, Simon and all concerned in the usual manner.
(b) Best Bar None Awards
The Chief Executive was pleased to announce that Barnsley had won the 'Best New Scheme' award in this year's prestigious ‘National Best Bar None Awards’ which is a national awards scheme for all licensed premises designed to reward good practice and lead to an enhanced customer experience. So far this year the scheme has signed up 20 venues and introduced a ‘best dining experience’ category so we can include our new and vibrant restaurant trade.
The National Coordinator for Best Bar None commended Barnsley Council for focusing on regenerating the area to create a modern and vibrant town centre and highlighted that very few schemes are led by the public health agenda and the measures that Barnsley had put in place to adopt a sensible drinking culture to ensure that pubs, bars, and clubs understand their role is admirable.
Garreth Robinson, Public Health Practitioner and scheme coordinator for Barnsley collected the trophy, certificate and £1,000 prize fund earlier in the week and was present in the Council Chamber.
The Mayor and Members of the Council expressed their thanks to Garreth and to all involved in the usual manner.