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Council of the Year – In Conversation with Sarah Norman

02.08.23

Council of the Year - In Conversation with Sarah Norman

For this latest episode of ‘Our World is Local’, Nick Kilby and Heather Jameson (The Municipal Journal) are joined by the Chief Executive of the award-winning Barnsley Council, Sarah Norman.

Barnsley Council recently made history by becoming the first authority to win two of the most prestigious awards in local government in the same year; the Local Government Chronicle’s Council of the Year, and Authority of the Year at the MJ Awards.

In this conversation, Sarah talks about the recent transformation in Barnsley and how the town has adapted in the years leading up to its recent award success. The regeneration and investment within Barnsley has been underpinned by evidence-based research that has resulted in an impressive increase in footfall despite budgetary constraints.

Hosted by Cratus CEO Nick Kilby and the Editor of The MJ, Heather Jameson, the ‘Our World is Local’ podcast is a space to learn about the key figures in local government, highlighting the tremendous work they do for the communities they serve. You can listen to the previous episodes¬†here.