Barnsley Council finalist in MJ Local Authority of the Year Award

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s MJ Local Authority of the Year award. Following our LGC Council of the Year nomination, this is the second prestigious national award that we’ve been shortlisted for.

The Local Authority of the Year, sponsored by Green Park for the 11th consecutive year, recognises real improvement in performance across the council, with a clear vision, driving innovation and forward planning with close alignment between employees, councillors and partners focused on making a difference for residents.

Sarah Norman, Chief Executive of Barnsley Council, said: “It’s a huge achievement and I feel a real sense of pride for our employees, who work together with our fantastic partners and communities to make a real difference to people's lives.

“Our plans to transform and reinvigorate Barnsley as the place of possibilities have really come to fruition, creating jobs, transforming our town centre into a place that Barnsley people love and are proud of. As well as our commitment to supporting our communities which is having a demonstrable impact from stopping smoking and reducing suicide to helping families through the cost-of-living crisis.”

Bob Kirton, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief of Delivery, Barnsley Hospital, said: "Barnsley Council is truly a great partner and is a real pleasure to work with in our important collaboration to address health inequalities across our borough.

“We’ve benefited from their brilliant professionalism in securing a location and space for a new community diagnostic centre in the town centre. This facility, which has been really championed by the council, is making a real difference to people’s lives. Without their proactive support, this simply wouldn’t have happened."

Congratulations and good luck to everyone shortlisted. The winners will be announced on 23 June.

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