ATCM - Best Completed Project Award

Town Centre web site takes Silver Award

Rotherham won another prestigious award for its regeneration work at a national ceremony in London in November.

The award was given by the Association of Town Centre Management for the creative and effective Towntalk web site, designed not only to attract more shoppers into Town, but also to appeal to inward investors, who can search for details of vacant properties quickly and easily. Two years ago, Rotherham won the award for the friends of Rotherham initiave, and with this new honour it has become the first Town in the country to have been recognised twice.

Receiving the award on behalf of the Town Centre Initiative, Phil Davies, (Town Centre Co-ordinator),
praised the support of the businesses and the council.

"Rotherham Council and local businesses have shown great enthusiasm for the project", said Phil "and while Tony Blair is right to highlight the poor take up of Information Technology in the North, Rotherham has once again shown itself to be at the cutting edge of new developments."

The Rotherham Towntalk web site lists every business in the Town Centre and can be accessed from anywhere in the world via the internet.

Schools and colleges can use it for local projects, and even those members of the public without personal computers can visit the site from the Public Access Points at either Herringthorpe Leisure Centre or Rotherham Library and Arts Centre.