Monday February 6th 2017

City centre safety work recognised

Sheffield’s partnership working for a safer city centre has been recognised at a national awards ceremony.

Tracey Ford, from Sheffield City Council Drug and Alcohol Coordination Team, manages the city’s Best Bar None scheme which works with city partners, including Sheffield Business Improvement District, to promote the responsible management of licensed premises.

Now Tracey has been recognised and at an awards ceremony in London scooped the ‘Outstanding Commitment to Best Bar None’ award. The city’s scheme was also one of only three finalists up for the Best Overall Scheme and was highly commended at the ceremony.

Tracey said: “I am absolutely overwhelmed to be recognised nationally. In all honesty, I’ve only been able to achieve this with the support from all the partners and premises involved, so this is down to their hard work too as much as mine.

“When I started Best Bar None there were only a few of us involved but it’s gone from strength to strength since then. We have purchased mobile phone chargers for Sheffield Street Pastors and we have the award winning Best Bar None app .”

Sheffield BID Police Sergeant Matthew Burdett (pictured with Tracey) said: “It was a real privilege to make the shortlist for this national award once again and to come away with highly commended is something the partners can all be really proud of – and recognition that Best Bar None in Sheffield continues to flourish.”

The Awards were presented on January 31 at the House of Lords. Visit here for more information about Sheffield’s Best Bar None scheme.

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