Cornwall Best Bar None scheme launched for another year
By Em_Williams | Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 11:26
The 2013 Cornwall Best Bar None Scheme has been launched at The Office Nightclub in Truro this week. Owners and managers of licensed premises from across Cornwall were invited to the event where it was announced a new website promoting the project is about to go live. The site will also provide an easy path for licensed premises to get Best Bar None accreditation.
The 2013 Cornwall Best Bar None Scheme was launched at The Office Nightclub in Truro this week.
The Best Bar None Scheme is open to all clubs and town centre pubs in Cornwall and promotes management excellence in the industry. The Cornwall Scheme meets the standards set by National Best Bar None and is managed by the Cornwall Licensing Strategy Group that includes representation from Cornwall Council, Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service, Devon & Cornwall Police and licensed trade representatives.
To become Best Bar None accredited, licensed premises need to meet minimum standards for licensing legislation including prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, prevention of nuisance, health and safety and protection of children.
Graham Eva chair of the Cornwall Licensing Strategy Group says "Cornwall Best Bar None Scheme is unique in that it offers the opportunity for accreditation to all licensed premises situated in towns across the County. Other schemes in the UK tend to be based on city centres or small geographical areas. We are keen to raise awareness of the Cornwall Scheme and we are launching the new website to promote BBN and those premises that achieve accreditation. The site will allow us to offer all things Best Bar None from one point of access".
Chief Superintendent Julie Fielding of Devon and Cornwall Police says "Nationally Best Bar None is recognised as an important initiative that supports efforts to make town centres a safe and enjoyable place to visit and socialise. The licensed trade in Cornwall plays an important role in achieving this aim locally and support of Cornwall Best Bar None reflects their commitment to provide customers with a safe environment in which to enjoy their leisure time. The Cornwall Best Bar None Scheme has our full endorsement and support"
Venues that become accredited will be entered into a competition to be voted best in category and 'Best Bar None' for the year. More information is available at www.cornwall.gov.uk/bestbarnone