Top award for Barnsley Council heritage project

Community event.
Community event.

A heritage project led by the Experience Barnsley Museum has won a top national award.

The museum’s Discovery project, which urged residents to share artefacts and memories of days gone by, took home the community involvement category at the 2014 Local Government Chronicle Awards.

Councillor Roy Miller, cabinet spokesperson for development, environment and culture at Barnsley Council, 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.”

The ceremony was held in London on Wednesday, March 12, and featured over 80 organisations which had been 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.”