Council looks to clear up at national awards

Telford & Wrekin Council is looking to clear up at a prestigious national awards.

Council looks to clear up at national awards

The annual Association of Public Sector Excellence Awards recognise the very best in local government frontline services across the UK.

Telford & Wrekin Council has been shortlisted for six awards, including an overall nomination for the Council of the Year Award.

Other awards that the council have been shortlisted for include:

•Best Workforce Initiative, 

•Best Housing, Regeneration or New Build Initiative, 

•Best Community and Neighbourhood Initiative and for our 

•Front Line Service Teams of the Year award: Facilities Management and Building Cleaning Service and 

•Front Line Service Teams of the Year award: Waste Management and Recycling Service.

Leader of the Council, Shaun Davies said: “People who live and work in our borough deserve the very best from their council and I am so proud to lead an authority which is recognised nationally for its innovative work. 

“Add this to our Co-operative Council of the Year Award, positive peer review and being shortlisted for the MJ Authority of the Year Award and you can see that what we are doing in Telford & Wrekin is setting the bar high for council’s across the country.”

APSE National Chair Mark Pengelly said, "The APSE Annual Service Awards demonstrate the extent to which, right across UK local government, councils are driving forwards on service improvements and placing quality at the heart of what they do. As a local councillor, I know only too well the value of our services to the public. It therefore fills me with enormous pride to see such high levels of ingenuity and dedication throughout the sector, especially in times as testing as these. A huge congratulations to all of the finalists and good luck!"

The winners of the awards will be announced on Thursday 9th September.

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