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COUNCILLOR NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Local politics can be inclusive, divisive, interesting or tedious. It can be fascinating at times and boring at others…but during all this your local councillors are there, hopefully representing you to the best of their ability.

Like anything in life there are those that do and those that don’t. You may find your local councillor is always there for you, updating the community with news and information to the best of their ability…or you might not have a clue who they are as they hide silently in the background, unwilling to participate and uninterested in your views.

Communication is key to a healthy and open political relationship, ensuring trust is both given and received, providing an environment where local residents feel happy and able to talk through their concerns with their local councillor…and now’s the time for you to help recognise those that are there for you when you need them!

Nominations for the 2020 LGIU & CCLA Councillor Awards are now open, so if you would like to nominate your local councillor, here are the categories available. You can enter the same councillor into as many categories as you like (as long as they meet the criteria for that award), but you can only nominate the same councillor once per category. Please click on titles for more information and to submit your nomination:

COMMUNITY CHAMPION

The community champion will have worked tirelessly to use their position within the council to bring residents voices into council decision making, supporting their projects and ideas.

COLLABORATIVE WORKING

This award celebrates a group of councillors who have worked effectively together.

COVID-19 HERO

Celebrating those councillors who played a central role in helping residents during a time of extreme hardship.

ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY PIONEER

For councillors who use their position to improve the local and global environment and promote sustainability.

FINANCE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

This award will recognise a councillor who has shown vision in maximising the resources available to the council to deliver outstanding services to residents.

INNOVATION & SERVICE TRANSFORMATION

This award will celebrate councillors who have pioneered new ways of delivering high-quality council services in order to support their residents to live fulfilling lives.

LEADER OF THE YEAR

The councillor who wins this category will demonstrate that they have an outstanding commitment to their role as a councillor and council leader.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

This award will celebrate a councillor who has dedicated many years (15 or more) to serving their local community through their role on the council, maintaining their passion and enthusiasm for improving the lives of their residents.

YOUNG COUNCILLOR

The councillor who wins this category will be a councillor who was 30 or under when last elected and demonstrate a commitment to working for the community.

GET NOMINATING!

So if you’d like to nominate a local councillor, just click one of the categories above for more information or VOTE HERE. Please take a look at the full list of rules before submitting your vote. The deadline for nominations is Friday 18th September but don’t put it off and forget about it, it only takes a couple of minutes!

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