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National councillor awards open for nominations

The LGiU and CCLA are delighted to announce that the 2014 Annual C’llr Achievement Awards are now open for nominations. Back for a fifth year, the C’llr Awards are the only national awards ceremony to recognise and reward the outstanding work of councillors from across the political spectrum.

This year, there will be a total of 11 different awards on offer at the 2014 ceremony. These include the Community Champion Award, the Judges’ Special Award for Contribution to Local Government, the all-new Digital Innovator Award and the Bruce-Lockhart Member Scholarship. The latter includes a £10,000 bursary, supported by Kent, Essex, and East Sussex councils.

Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of the LGiU, commented:

“We’re delighted to launch the 2014 LGiU & CCLA Annual C’llr Achievement Awards for the fifth year running. Councillors play a vital role in championing the interests of their communities, but all too often we can overlook their contributions. The Awards provide a brilliant opportunity to celebrate the fantastic work of councillors from across the country.

“Everyone and anyone can make a nomination. We are really keen to hear from members of the public as we are eager for the voices of ordinary people to be heard. If you know an inspirational local councillor, please do consider nominating them for an Award.”

The 2014 C’llr Awards are free to enter. Further information on how to do this, and copies of the nomination forms are available atlgiu.org/cllrawards.

The closing date for all entries is set for Tuesday 31st December 2013, so if you know a councillor who has really gone above-and-beyond this year in terms of serving their community, then please get online and get nominating!

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Notes to Editors

For press enquiries, please contact Lizzie Greenhalgh, LGiU, on 0207 554 2800 or by emailing [email protected]

For more information about the C’llr Awards, please go to the following website: lgiu.org/cllrawards

About LGiU

The Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) is a think tank which works to strengthen local democracy and put citizens in control of their own lives, communities and local services. It works with local councils and other public services providers, along with a wider network of public, private and third sector organisations. lgiu.org.

About CCLA

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. www.psdf.co.uk.