Council shortlisted for national award

Telford and Wrekin Council has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award by Co-operatives UK.

Council shortlisted for national award

“Being a cooperative means we are owned and controlled by you, to meet your needs and we believe in working closely with you our residents as well as partners and local organisations to deliver the best we can for Telford and Wrekin. 

“Our success is based on your help so if you think we’re doing a good job then please help us win and cast your vote today.”

The council’s vision of “protect, care and invest to create a better borough” earned it recognition for the nomination.

Tackling the climate emergency, the council’s strong track record in supporting community groups and particularly for the way it responded to the Covid-19 pandemic including supporting 22,000+ households with vulnerable residents, recruiting more than 1k volunteers and working in partnership with more than 80+ community groups, all contributed to the nomination.

The award has been organised by Co-operatives UK, a network of thousands of co-operatives that are owned and controlled by its members, to meet their shared needs such as councils.

Winners will be chosen by a combination of judges’ scores and public votes. The expert panel includes the Co‑operatives UK’s CEO and representatives from Co‑operative Bank plus other co-ops and the other shortlisted councils include Kirklees, Rochdale, Cheshire West and Chester and Torbay Council councils.

To cast your vote click here and scroll down to the section for co-operative council of the year award. Voting closes at midnight on June 1 2021.