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Nominations officially open for Cllr Awards 2022

Today, the only national awards ceremony celebrating the work of councillors across England, Wales and Scotland has officially launched its call for nominations.

The Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) and CCLA are proud to host these Awards honouring the achievements of individual councillors who go above and beyond for their communities, running for the 13th year across England & Wales and 5th year in Scotland.

This year’s categories showcase the vital work of councillors including the coveted Community Champion, Leader of the Year and Young Councillor of the Year awards.

Nominations can be made by anyone (members of the public, councillors and council officers) who would like to recognise a councillor who has made a real difference to their area over the last year. The deadline for nominations is  Wednesday 7 September with the shortlist due to be unveiled at the end of September.

This year’s Awards are made possible thanks to the generous support of founding partners, CCLA.

Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of LGIU, said: “From how our towns look to the home care we receive and the funding of much valued community projects, the work of councillors is felt across all of our lives on a daily basis.

Councillors and councils are key to keeping the machinery of everyday life going, ensuring the most vulnerable in the community are looked after and making sure the places where we live and work are thriving, safe and inclusive.

Much of the work done by elected members is behind the scenes, which is why we created the Cllr Awards back in 2010. So that every year we can take time to recognise this work and celebrate their achievements.

The LGIU is proud to once again open nominations for the annual Cllr Awards to honour the commitment of our locally elected representatives. Our local democracy and our local democratic structures are stronger because of our councillors. We look forward to seeing a record number of nominations this year and getting to know the many inspiring stories behind them.”


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About Cllr Awards

The LGIU and CCLA’s 13th annual Cllr Awards celebrate the vital work being done by councillors across England and Wales. Past winners of the Awards can be found here and rules can be found here. Follow #CllrAwards for all updates.

2022 Cllr Awards categories:

Community Champion

Leader of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

Resilience and Recovery

Young Councillor of the Year