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Town Hall Square Nominated For Award

Friday November 29 2013


Mark Dobson's photo of the Barnsley Pals Centenary Square Mark Dobson's photo of the Barnsley Pals Centenary Square


BARNSLEY Pals Centenary Square has been shortlisted for an award.

The object of the Institution of Civil Engineers’ Centenary Awards is to give public recognition to outstanding examples of civil engineering.

Awards are made for civil engineering projects with a regional dimension in recognition of achievement, excellence or innovation in civil engineering.

It recognises the best project of excellence in concept, design and execution, constructed within the region.

Barnsley Pals Centenary Square is the official name of the the Town Hall square and gardens, home to the incredibly popular Experience Barnsley museum as well as the very popular fountains with their colourful light display.

"I’m pleased that the Barnsley Pals Centenary Square has shortlisted for this award," said cabinet spokesman Cllr Roy Miller.

"It certainly brings a lot of pleasure to the many people I see making use of it and enjoying the wonderful fountains, but the design and engineering behind it is certainly deserving of recognition as well."

Engineers from the council will meet with a panel of judges in December to take part in a presentation, explaining why Barnsley Pals Centenary Square is deserving of recognition.

The results will be announced in early 2014.

What do you think to the square? Have your say below.

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Reply Posted by Richard on Friday November 29 2013 at 13:14
.......and the award for the biggest waste of council tax payers money goes to......

Reply Posted by does he ever stop grumbling? on Friday November 29 2013 at 14:09
Lottery funded project.
Plus it has done wonders for the town centre - it is great.
Have you been?

Reply Posted by Richard on Friday November 29 2013 at 13:17
.......and it's right up there with the big clock that doesn't work!

Reply Posted by W.Coyote on Friday November 29 2013 at 14:10
The clock does work, in the gleaming refurbed town hall which is a magnificent building

Reply Posted by Mystery on Sunday December 1 2013 at 11:16
I think they mean the clock on The Civic not the Town Hall

Reply Posted by June on Friday November 29 2013 at 13:19
It's beautiful and brought people flocking to it in the summer. So nice to have a free attraction the children can play in,

Love it all (except the nit comb)

Reply Posted by sid on Friday November 29 2013 at 16:09
Yes June,I like it too. Its about time Barnsley had something new,fresh and modern. The name is brill too. Well done to all concerned.
I agree with you about the not comb too! Its nothing to do with the idea of the Pals. It's a strange,ugly thing to have there,and doesn't fit in. Just ignore it. Haha!

Reply Posted by rainbow on Saturday November 30 2013 at 10:35
They wont win any awards for improving anything down Worsbrough, and we pay council tax too..!!

Reply Posted by wedgo on Saturday November 30 2013 at 16:04
someone has told me that the fountains are only going to be there for two years.

Reply Posted by Dom on Monday December 2 2013 at 16:14
I think barnsley town centre is looking alot better keep up the good work

Reply Posted by observer on Monday December 2 2013 at 16:21
i thnk it looks really nice. you wont find a more magnificent building anywhere than barnsley town hall. and what they have done to the outside is great.

Reply Posted by anjalorum on Tuesday December 3 2013 at 09:30
wonder how long it will look like this once library been replaced by 6th form collage