09 Nov 2017

Council shortlisted for award

The council has been selected as a finalist in the environmental services category in the 2018 Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards.

The awards are the most prestigious awards ceremony for the local government sector. The winners will be announced in a ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House on 21 March 2018.

The award entry focuses on the work of the council and its partners in delivering travel behaviour change programmes to residents accessing education and employment, and visitors.

Nearly 100 organisations have been shortlisted as finalists in the coveted awards, which recognise the best of local government innovation and service delivery.

The awards seek to identify and recognise local government’s greatest innovators, whose achievements are often under reported.

With budgets at the forefront of priorities, this year’s awards shine a spotlight on the achievements of those councils whose pioneering best practice can inspire other councils to improve services.
“To be shortlisted for an LGC award shows a council service is among the country’s most innovative, and doing the most to support the needs of local residents as councils face continuing budget cuts. We should salute the council officers and councillors doing the most to ensure our vital public services thrive in the era of austerity,” said LGC editor, Nick Golding.

“To be shortlisted for an LGC award for our pioneering sustainable transport projects is an honour in itself and is testament to the hard work and determination of our officers and our partnership organisations. Independent evaluation of our sustainable transport programmes confirms that people are being inspired to walk and cycle more, which supports health and wellbeing and quality of life outcomes,” said Councillor Ian Ward, Cabinet member for infrastructure and transport.

Winners will be announced on 21 March 2018 at Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane which will be attended by 1,100 people from local government and its partner organisations.

The full list of finalists can be found at www.awards.lgcplus.com

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The council has been shortlisted in the LGC Awards
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