Gloucester’s commitment to keeping the city centre’s nightlife safe has resulted in the city being a named as a winner in the national Best Bar None awards.
On the 2nd February 2016 Gloucester won the award for ‘Best New Scheme’ in the national Best Bar None awards.
Pubs, bars and clubs in Gloucester competed with cities across the country to receive national recognition for its commitment to improving the city’s nightlife experience.
Gloucester accredited 15 new premises in its first year of its commitment to improving the city’s night life. As a result of this commitment and the hard work of the NightSafe groups, the city was short listed as a finalist in the ‘Best New Scheme’ category.
The Best Bar None award is a nationally recognised award scheme which aims to reduce alcohol related crime and disorder, help licensed traders to build relationships between themselves, the police and local authorities, and to recognise good practice.
Jennie Dallimore, cabinet member for Communities and Neighbourhoods, said: “We are delighted that Gloucester has been chosen as the winner in the “Best New Scheme” category.
“Both the assessors and the fifteen premises that signed up worked incredibly hard to get set up quickly and achieve such high standards. It highlights the commitment to working together to make Gloucester a safer City.
“Winning this award is great, but the real prize is the outcomes of the Best Bar None initiative. I hope that next year we will attract even more venues to take part. ”
Steve Wood, local community Inspector, said: “Best Bar None is a great national initiative to raise the standards for our night-time economy.
“Gloucester was keen to take part and we are thrilled to be chosen as winners of the “Best New Scheme” award. We are committed to ensuring safer days and nights for all, through our partnership working in the City”