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LGiU launches C’llr awards 2017

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LGiU launches C’llr awards 2017

Nominations now open to honour leaders in local government


The Local Government Information Unit (LGiU)’s annual C’llr Achievement Awards are back again for an eighth year, the only national awards ceremony celebrating the important work of councillors across England and Wales.


The LGiU announces today that this year’s ceremony will take place on Tuesday 7th November (6.00-9.00pm) against the backdrop of the Guildhall’s Livery Hall. Award categories this year include Community Champion, Finance and Transformation, and Health and Care alongside the coveted Leader of the Year and Young Councillor of the Year awards. The C’llr Awards brings together over 200 councillors from across the UK to celebrate their achievements and network with others across the sector, a highlight of the year for elected members across England and Wales


Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase the unsung heroes of local government at this year’s C’llr Achievement Awards. Now is your chance to recognise the councillors in your area doing fantastic work for the community.


Nominations are now officially open until Friday 1st September with the shortlist due to be unveiled in October. The winners will be decided by our panel of judges and announced on the night. Sponsors for the 2017 C’llr Awards include CCLA and the City of London Corporation.


Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of LGiU, said: “Now, more than ever before, is the time to honour the work of councillors in our communities across the country. So much of what local government does often goes unrecognised. And, with ever tightening budgets, councils are continuing to deliver for their communities often with less in their pockets.


It is for this reason that we are proud to welcome back LGiU’s C’llr Awards for an eighth year, to honour the extraordinary achievements of councillors across the country. We look forward to receiving hundreds of nominations and showcasing the incredible stories of local government heroes.”




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About LGiU

The Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) is a think tank and membership body with over 200 councils and other organisations subscribing to our networks. We work to strengthen local democracy and put citizens in control of their own lives, communities and local services. For more information, visit lgiu.org.


About Cllr Awards

The categories for the 2011 C’llr Achievement Awards include:

Leader of the Year

Community Champion

Young Councillor of the Year

Finance and Transformation

Health and Care

Technology and Digital

Place-shaping and Environment


Past winners can be found here.


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