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LGiU launches C’llr Awards 2018

LGiU launches C’llr Awards 2018

Nominations now open to showcase the best of local government

Today, the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) and CCLA announce the return of the annual C’llr Achievement Awards, back again for a ninth year.


The C’llr Awards are the only national awards ceremony to celebrate the important work of councillors across England. Award categories for 2018 include Community Champion, Finance and Transformation, and Health and Care alongside the coveted Leader of the Year and Young Councillor of the Year awards.


This year’s ceremony will take place on Tuesday 6th November (6.00-9.00pm) against the backdrop of the Guildhall’s Livery Hall.  The C’llr Awards brings together over 200 councillors from across the UK to celebrate their achievements, showcase the unsung heroes of local government and network with others across the sector.


Nominations are now officially open until Friday 14th September with the shortlist due to be unveiled in October. Nominations can be made by any member of the public and are open to all who would like to recognise any councillor in their area doing fantastic work for their community. The winners will be decided by a panel of judges and announced on the night.

This year’s awards are possible thanks to the generous support of founding sponsors CCLA.

Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of LGiU, said: “Today, we are proud to be opening nominations for the ninth annual C’llr Achievement Awards.


So much of what impacts our everyday lives comes from the leadership and dedication of our locally elected leaders. Their work so often goes unrecognised and that is why we are calling on all members of the public to come together to nominate those making a real difference in their communities. We are looking for the councillors who go above and beyond each and everyday to make their communities better, safer and happier places for us all to live.  


We look forward to receiving a record number of nominations again this year and continuing to showcase the important work of our councillors across England.”



Notes to editors


About Cllr Awards

The LGiU’s ninth annual C’llr Awards ceremony celebrates the amazing work being done by councillors across England. Past winners of the Awards can be found here. Rules for the nomination, shortlisting and selection process can be found here. Follow #CllrAwards18 for all updates.


The categories for the 2018 C’llr Achievement Awards include:

Community Champion

Finance and Transformation Award

Health and Care Award

Leader of the Year

Place-shaping and Environment Award

Technology and Digital Award

Young Councillor of the Year


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 CCLA

This year’s C’llr Awards are made possible thanks to the generous support of our founding sponsors CCLA. CCLA is a leading specialist fund manager for local authorities and charities. When they began sponsoring the C’llr Achievement Awards they had 22 local authority accounts.  Today they have 467 and this number is growing every month. They are owned by their clients – their mission is to serve the whole sector, regardless of size.