Good Marks Scheme

The Good Marks scheme seeks to recognise improvements to the street scene and general care of the built environment, improvements to the natural environment and personal achievement.  The award of good marks is confined to improvements within the Barton parish.Annual Award 2013

Nominations are considered at each monthly Executive meeting, and a certificate is awarded to any successful projects. At the end of each year the Executive committee consider all the certificated projects and an Annual Award is presented to the overall winner at the Society's Annual General Meeting held in July. In 2006/7 the Annual Award went to Finishing Touches on King Street.  Other past winners of Good Marks (for 2006/7) included Rio's hairdressing salon on High Street, Barton Town Council for the flower beds on Ferriby Road, and Ride a Bike at 36 Fleetgate.

A Green Good Mark has now been introduced in recognition of environmental improvements and for other deserving schemes which may help the environment, reduce waste etc.  The first Green Mark was awarded in 2006/7 to Crisp and Fresh greengrocers for its initiative to reduce the use of plastic carrier bags.  Other winners of Good Green Marks were Barton Town Council & North Lincolnshire Council for various flower beds and Associated British Ports for the managed re-alignment scheme at Chowder Ness.

Winners of the 2007/8 Good Marks are Vicky Lister (environmental work), 23 Queen Street (quality of railings), Priestgate housing development (housing style) and Rosy & Tilly (quality renovation of shop).  Commendations for 2007/8 went to Davis Electrics (re-roofing work), Knitting Box (new shop premises) and R. D. Newton Butchers and Delicatessen (biodegradable bags).

The photograph above shows Margaret Stone, Business PartnerPlaque presentation 2006. and Director of Gordon Harrison Co. Ltd, receiving the 2013 Annual Award from the current Civic Society Chairman, Richard Clarke, in recognition of the work done at the Old Tile Works.

The photograph to the right shows Richard Hatfield of the Ropewalk Co-operative receiving the 2006 Annual Award from the then Civic Society Chairman, Andrew Robinson, in recognition of work at Ropewalk Contemporary Arts and Crafts.



Barton on Humber Civic Society has recently awarded a Good Mark to Laurie Robinson and John Thompson for their compilation of two DVDs about Barton. The first one, “Barton Then and Now”, depicts scenes of Barton shops and businesses several decades ago, accompanied by images of the same location in the present day. The second one, “ Barton’s Past Industry and People”, features scenes of traditional Barton industries, including many of the Hopper Cycle works.

All profits from the sale of the DVDs have been donated to the St. Mary’s Church shoebox appeal.

The accompanying photographs show the award being presented to Laurie ( left) and John ( centre ) by Richard Clarke, chairman of the Civic Society, in front of the current Euronics shop on George Street, together with an image featured on the DVD of the same building many years ago (right).

500 copies of the DVDs were made, and there are now only a few now remaining for sale at Euronics, Micky B’s, The Old Tileworks and the Ropewalk.

A third DVD is currently being compiled for release in Autum

Some Recently Awarded Good Marks

The “Sports Village for Community Use” at Baysgarth School
The new footpaths in Baysgarth Park ( to the Friends of Baysgarth Park for “ the new all-abilities footpath around the park”.).
The new Salvation Army church on Tofts Road
The Planters on Market Lane and Whitecross Street
The exhibition on the life and work of Rex Russell at Baysgarth House Museum.
Barton and District History Society for their publication "Heritage"

Dam Road housing development
Sympathetic installation of timber windows at 3 Fleetgate
The guest house at 73 Ferriby Road
Steve Barley for maintaining the shrubberies around the rail-bus interchange (Green Mark)

The Carnival Committee for the successful introduction of a traditional Barton festival.
Blue Bell Inn redevelopment
Laurie Robinson for his contribution to the memory of veterans of World War 1
16 Holydyke – Good Mark agreed for Tasteful Improvements to a late Georgian terraced house

Rodney Clapson for his new book
Book -
The 1/5th Batallion in the Great War, by Chris Bailey and Steve Bramley, published by Iron Mariner.
Book -
 Bayonets and Blue Flames ( On the life of Tom Barker)

Barton Town Council for “A splendid Christmas Festival, involving the wider community”
North Lincolnshire Council for their establishment of poppy seeds in the cemetery to commemorate World War 1. For the “ Imaginative Commemoration of the Centenary of the Great War”.,
The new housing development in
Junction Square ( former Canty and Clark premises ). Good mark confirmed for “ An attractive conversion of former business premises for residential use “.
The volunteers who man and run Baysgarth House Museum

The White Swan for "Attractive and careful refurbishment of a prominent and historic building."
33 Fleetgate for a “High Quality Renovation and a Welcome Addition to the Streetscene".
The Ings Tileyard Visitor Centre for the structure and appearance of the building. - Annual Award winner.

House on corner of Chapel Lane and Cottage Lane for High Quality Restoration of a formerly derelict building.
Micky B (and associates) – Green Mark awarded for Environmental Enhancement Works carried out at Rowley’s corner. (It is understood that this work has been carried out as a Humberside Lifestyle project).
Barton Directory
The Singing Kettle Café, Fleetgate – for “ Sympathetic refurbishment of a
Listed Building in a neglected part of the town

The Waterside Artists' Co-operative for "The artistic design of the new gates at The Ropewalk".
The re-pointing of the boundary wall on Burgate (Cobb Hall).
Cemetery Lodge - superb replication of the original architecture.
Enterprise Inns - for the restoration of the George Inn - Annual Award winner.
8 Westfield Road - for reinstatement of traditional doors and windows.
The recent book on St. Peter's Church.

43 Fleetgate - sympathetic renovation of the front boundary.
Barton Shopping Centre for continuing good appearance.
53, 55 and 57 Fleetgate, former Georgian Coach House - Annual Award winner - click here for details
Barton Directory - Letter of commendation.

49 Fleetgate for imaginative interior decor.
Kimberley Clark awarded a Green Mark for the high standards of ground maintenance.
The Hub for the extension being compatible with the existing building.
Kingdom Hall for the standard of build - Annual Award winner.
65 Fleetgate for new shutters.
Barton Town Council awarded a Green Mark for the standard of their hanging baskets.

Hasina Tanning Studio for new shop frontage - Letter of commendation.
The Wheatsheaf for general improvements.
Smailes Goldie Offices for extensive refurbishment.
Wilderspin National School - Annual Award winner.
Anchor Brewery site for the development of the cottages.
4 Westfield Road for comprehensive restoration of the front elevation.



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