ELLESMERE TOWN COUNCIL RECEIVES AWARD IN NATIONAL SCHEME
On Monday 1st February, 2016 before their monthly meeting a presentation of the Foundation Level Certificate will be awarded to Ellesmere Town Council. The award received is a prestigious award as part of the Local Council Award Scheme. This achievement recognises that the council achieves good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement. Moreover, Ellesmere Town Council goes above and beyond their legal obligations, leading their communities and continuously seeking opportunities to improve and develop even further.
The Award Scheme highlights the Council’s particular areas of strength, including its openness, transparency and communicating with the local community.
The Local Council Award Scheme is a peer assessed programme that has been designed to both provide the tools and encouragement to those councils at the beginning of their improvement journeys, as well as promoting and recognising councils that are at the cutting edge of the sector. It is through the sector working together to share best practice, drive up standards and supporting those who are committed to improving their offer to their communities that individual Councils and the sector as a whole will reach its full potential.
In terms of the future, the Council is now reviewing ways in which it can keep on improving its offer to the local community and welcomes input from local people and partners on this. Ellesmere Town Council, and other local Councils like it, are at the front line of the Government’s localism agenda and are doing as much as they can to delivery services whilst being efficient and cost-effective. Currently the Council provides a range of services and wants to improve its community engagement through this.