Alcester Town Council earns top award - The Redditch Standard

Alcester Town Council earns top award

Redditch Editorial 13th May, 2024   0

ALCESTER Town Council has received the  Quality Gold Award as part of the Local Council Award Scheme.

This achievement recognises that the council has good practice in governance, and community engagement.

Out of the 9,000 town and parish councils in England, there are only 53 who have been awarded this status and the council is therefore very proud of this achievement.

The Local Council Award Scheme is a peer assessed programme that has been designed to both provide the tools and encouragement to those councils at the beginning of their improvement journeys as well as promoting and recognising councils that are at the cutting edge of the sector.

It is through the sector working together to share best practice, drive up standards and supporting those who are committed to improving their offer to their communities that individual councils and the sector as a whole will reach its full potential.

Alcester Town Council’s Mayor, Coun Vaughan Blake, said “We are very honoured to receive this accolade and are delighted that it reflects the huge effort and hard work put in by councillors, the Town Clerk and her team”.

“In terms of the future, the council is constantly reviewing ways in which it can keep on improving its offer to the local community and welcomes input from local people and partners on this.”

“Alcester Town Council, and other local councils like it, are at the front line of the government’s localism agenda and are doing as much as they can to deliver services whilst being efficient and cost-effective.”

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