BARNSLEY COUNCIL has been shortlisted for five prestigious awards, including Council of the Year. 

The Council has been nominated in the categories ahead of the Local Government Chronicle awards, which take place in London tonight. 

In addition to the Council of the Year Award, the council have also been shortlisted for four other categories including Business Transformation, Campaign of the Year, Driving Growth and Team of the Year.

Barnsley Council Leader, Coun Sir Steve Houghton said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be shortlisted for these prestigious award categories. It really reflects how far we have come and how much we have achieved in a short space of time.”