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Staffordshire County Council shortlisted for council of the year award

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: January 13, 2014

By Robin Scott

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STAFFORDSHIRE County Council could be named council of the year after the authority made the shortlist in a handful of categories for a national awards scheme.

The county council is up against five other organisations for the prestigious gong, one of four it made the shortlist for in the 2014 Local Government Chronicle (LGC) awards.

A spokesman for the LGC said the awards attracted a record-breaking 640 submissions this year, demonstrating local government’s enthusiasm to share innovation and reward their teams and individuals who make change happen.

“There are over 80 organisations in the final, which means that there is fierce competition for the coveted award,” he said. “With budgets at the forefront of priorities, it is even more important this year to highlight the organisations who demonstrate best practice and to shine a spotlight on their achievements.”

Andrew Jepp, director of public sector at Zurich Municipal, who sponsor the council of the year award, said: “Congratulations to Staffordshire County Council.

“We’re very proud to be supporting these prestigious awards which recognise the important work of our local councils.”

Staffordshire County Councilis also up for the health and social care award, innovation in commissioning and most innovative service delivery model.

The awards will be held in London on 12 March 2014.

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  • stevo71  |  January 16 2014, 5:14PM

    Staffordshire County Councilis also up for the health and social care award, innovation in commissioning and most innovative service delivery model. If the persistent ignorance of a genuine complainant and incompetence of a complaints department including its Managers is the "innovative service delivery model". There will be no hope for any of us in old age. I have witnessed over 2 years of this councils conduct and its integration of adult social care and there is nothing award winning about its dealing with myself and elderly grandfather.

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  • mrsdale  |  January 14 2014, 11:31AM

    This is a joke, right? If the award was for wanting to close the art gallery, having the building site with more failures than any other in history and unnecessarily spending a fortune on concrete balls then maybe I could see that.

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