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2015 C’llr Award winners revealed
Councillors from across the UK honoured for their work
The LGiU and CCLA are delighted to reveal the winners of the 2015 C’llr Achievement Awards.
The coveted Leader of the Year award went to Cllr Tudor Evans of Plymouth City Council. Cllr Jason Kitcat of Brighton & Hove City Council took away the Judges Special Award and Cllr Lyle Davy of Pendle Borough Council won Young Councillor of the Year. The full list of winners is available on our website here and below.
The sixth annual Awards Ceremony was held on Monday evening (March 2nd) at the Lord Mayor’s Parlour, Westminster City Council. The Awards are the only national ceremony to honour the hard work of councillors from across the country that often goes unrecognised.
With nearly 200 nominations, a record amount for the Awards, competition was extremely tight this year. The winners were selected by a group of judges made up of local government experts and councillors.
Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGiU said: “It is a real privilege to honour the outstanding efforts of these Councillors who work day in and day out to make our communities healthier, our streets safer and our public services stronger.
The 2015 C’llr Award winners have set the bar for all Councillors with their exemplary leadership and passion for change. We congratulate them and look forward to hearing about their future success.”
Notes to editors
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CCLA has a 50 year heritage of managing funds for local authorities and has recently launched the Public Sector Deposit Fund. Designed with guidance from the Local Government Association (LGA), the fund offers local authorities a highly competitive, easy access, low risk cash management solution. For more information, visit http://www.psdf.co.uk.
Young Councillor of the Year Award
Cllr Lyle Davy, Pendle Borough Council
Leader of the Year Award
Cllr Tudor Evans, Plymouth City Council
Innovation Achievement of the Year Award
Cllr Val Gibson, Wolverhampton City Council
Cllr Gavin Edwards, London Borough of Southwark (Honourable mention)
Judges’ Special Award for Contribution to Local Government
Cllr Jason Kitcat, Brighton & Hove City Council
Wellbeing Champion of the Year
Cllr Ellie Robinson, London Borough of Newham
Cllr Janet Daby, London Borough of Lewisham (Honourable mention)
Community Champion of the Year Award
Cllr Jackie Meldrum, London Borough of Lambeth
CCLA Local Growth Achievement of the Year
Cllr Kevin Bentley, Essex County Council
Partnership Achievement of the Year Award
Cllr Darren Clifford, Lancashire County Council
DCLG Neighbourhood Planner of the Year
Cllr Gordon Nicolson OBE, Eden District Council
Bruce-Lockhart Membership Scholarship
Cllr Theo Blackwell, London Borough of Camden