New Barnsley museum wins award for council

Barnsley Town Hall including Experience Barnsley and Cross sculpture by Nigel Hall outside
Barnsley Town Hall including Experience Barnsley and Cross sculpture by Nigel Hall outside
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Barnsley Council’s new Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery project has won a top award.

It was named as the winner of the ‘community involvement’ category at the 2014 Local Government Chronicle Awards - a celebration of innovation and talent across British councils.

Over 80 organisations were shortlisted for their work to improve services.

Local Government Chronicle editor Nick Golding said: “Projects such as Barnsley Council’s demonstrate the level of innovation in British local government today.

“Our judges were extremely impressed by the quality of the entries at a time when resources are scarce councils are innovating to ensure they provide residents with the best quality services.

“Local government’s depth of talent does not always get the recognition that it deserves.

Councillor Roy Miller, Cabinet spokesman for Development, Environment and Culture, said: “The awards received their highest number of entries ever in their history, so to win is already a fantastic achievement, and a testament to all the hard work and pride that’s gone into Experience Barnsley by the people of Barnsley.”