BODMIN’S Eclipse Nightclub and JD Wetherspoon’s Chapel An Granblydhen have been recognised for their commitment to preventing crime and nuisance for local residents.
The Cornwall Best Bar None Awards scheme, based on national best practice to promote responsible management and operation of licensed premises, rewards premises that meet minimum standards for licensing legislation including prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, prevention of nuisance, health and safety and protection of children.
Attendees at the 2014 awards ceremony at Heartlands, Pool, included representatives of the licensed trade, statutory agencies and other organisations involved in managing the Cornwall Best Bar None scheme.
The two Bodmin premises were among 23 across Cornwall that achieved accreditation at the fourth annual ceremony.
Roger Wilson, of Eclipse Nightclub, said he was delighted.
“Eclipse was one of the premises that applied for Cornwall Best Bar None accreditation in its first year and we are delighted to be recognised as continuing to maintain and improve our management standards,” Mr Wilson said.
“Our aim in the future is to achieve one of the Best Bar None category awards to reflect our efforts in providing a safe environment for people in Bodmin to enjoy their leisure time”.
Cornwall Councillor Pat Harvey welcomed guests and presented awards to those premises achieving accreditation, and Cornwall Council Chairman John Wood presented the awards to category winners.
“Cornwall Council is pleased to be involved in a scheme that promotes high standards in the management of licensed premises,” Mr Wood said.
“All the premises receiving accreditation here tonight have demonstrated they are contributing to a safe, top quality social experience for residents and visitors in Cornwall.
“I would encourage all premises licensed to sell alcohol to consider applying for accreditation to the Cornwall Best Bar None Scheme.
“The Scheme provides the opportunity for premises to receive the recognition they deserve for achieving accreditation.”
Details on how premises can apply for accreditation can be found at www.cornwallbestbarnone.co.uk.