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.
Nominations are considered at each Executive committee 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 and North Lincolnshire Council for various flower beds and Associated British Ports for the managed re-alignment scheme at Chowder Ness.
One of the more recent Good Marks was awarded to the Friends of Baysgarth Park for their work which received recognition with Green Flag status.