Council nominated in Local Government Chronicle awards
|Published: 30th December 2009 20:38|
Chester West and Chester Council has been short listed as a finalist in three categories of awards which are regarded as the Oscars of Local Government.
The Local Government Chronicle awards aim to reward the very best in local government and recognise the excellent service they deliver.
"We are extremely proud to have three nominations, especially because the Council only came into being nine months ago" said Chief Executive Steve Robinson.
"There is always stiff competition so to be short listed is a fantastic achievement."
The Council's Finance Service has been recognised due to the unique financial journey the organisation has undergone in preparing for Local Government Review and subsequently establishing a financial infrastructure from which the authority can go on achieve its ambitious agenda of becoming one of the top unitary authorities in the country.
Under the Personalisation and Choice category, the entry highlights how a number of separate elements has enabled improved access to services for people of all ages and their carers and staff and has offered an increased number of people opportunities for choice and control.
The Legal team has also been short listed for the award as a result of work which has contributed towards achieving the Council's aims including major projects. It also reflects some of the significant work which has been carried out on legal arrangements as a result of the Local Government Review.
The next stage of judging will be a presentation to a judging panel in London in January and the winners will be announced at the LGC Awards on Wednesday, 24 March 2010.