Local Council Award Scheme

The Local Council Award Scheme has been designed to celebrate the successes of the very best local councils, and to provide a framework to support all local councils to improve and develop to meet their full potential. The scheme offers councils the opportunity to show that they meet the standards set by the sector, assessed by their peers, and to put in place the conditions for continued improvement.

The Award Scheme has been designed to 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 only 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.

For more information on the Award Scheme visit the National Association of Local Councils website.

There are currently 5 councils in Cheshire East which have been awarded under the Local Council Award Scheme, they are:

Foundation tier

Quality tier

Quality Gold tier

 Training bursary

To help local councils improve their services the Cheshire Branch of the SLCC (Society of Local Council Clerks) offers a training bursary of £890. The Bursary enables its members access to training opportunities they may otherwise not have access to. For more information or to complete an application visit the SLCC website.