Agenda item

Matrix Team around the Community meetings - Link Officer Feedback (Neac.20.7.23/5)


Jon Finch, Head of Culture and Visitor Economy, Barnsley MBC, provided Members with an update on the Council’s recent awards success and an update on the Team around the Community meetings.


Members were informed that Barnsley Council had been awarded Council of the Year for 2023 by the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) and The Municipal Journal (MJ).


Members were reminded and encouraged to attend the Members Market Place event which would be held this evening at Barnsley Town Hall.  Colleagues from across Council services would be presenting the great work that they undertake.


Members heard that two Team around the Community meetings had been held with just over 20 attendees and partners in attendance.  Updates had been provided at the meetings from a range of partners.  The next Team around the Community meeting would be held on 7 September.


Lisa Phelan, Area Council Manager, reported that a Community Listening Survey had been developed by the Team around the Community and had been published on social media to obtain the views of local residents on community issues.  The results from the survey would be used to help shape delivery for the future.


Members noted that a Funding Surgery had been arranged by South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau to inform groups in the North East how they could apply for grants from EDF Energy’s Park Spring Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund.  The Funding Surgery had been very well attended.


RESOLVED that the verbal update be noted.