Council scoops 'Oscar' at top awards bash

Bucks Free Press: Council scoops 'Oscar' at top awards bash Council scoops 'Oscar' at top awards bash

THE ‘Council Oscars’ were handed out at a special ceremony this week – with a Bucks authority walking away victorious.

Bucks County Council was named outright winner of the Corporate Governance category, with members praised for the way they have made changes to improve services and performance.

The gong came at the national Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards, one of the biggest celebrations of innovation and talent across British councils.

Martin Tett, leader of the council, said: "The LGC Awards are 'The Oscars' of local Government. Winning this award is fantastic. We are a 'member led' council and it is great to see this recognised on the national stage.

"It is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of all our staff and members and this award belongs to them all."

In announcing the award, the judging panel said that Buckinghamshire was a 'good council with excellent member relations'. They also described the changes that councillors had made as 'highly impressive'.

The Council received highly commended awards in the categories of 'Public Health' for the way in which the Council is delivering health and wellbeing improvements and 'Innovation in Commissioning' for the way it established the new Buckinghamshire Learning Trust organisation.

LGC editor Nick Golding said, "Projects such as Buckinghamshire County Council's demonstrate the level of innovation in British local government today. Our judges were extremely impressed by the quality of the entries.

“At a time when resources are scarce, councils are innovating to ensure they provide residents with the best quality services."

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8:12am Sun 16 Mar 14

crob says...

You're too early - April 1st is still 2 weeks away...
You're too early - April 1st is still 2 weeks away... crob
  • Score: 12

8:38am Sun 16 Mar 14

townraider says...

I see "twin hatter" Clarke in the pic... when it comes to WDC which she also serves on its the worst council!!
Clarke is also one of the NAsty Tories opposing local democracy at WDC by attempting to block a town council for High Wycombe
I see "twin hatter" Clarke in the pic... when it comes to WDC which she also serves on its the worst council!! Clarke is also one of the NAsty Tories opposing local democracy at WDC by attempting to block a town council for High Wycombe townraider
  • Score: 10

1:10pm Sun 16 Mar 14

s6blr says...

Fascinating, having the most despised reputation with their constituency and one of the UK's 10 most **** towns clearly wasn't enough to stop these ineffective moppets getting a truly UNdeserved award.

Beggars believe the awards committee was so dain bread.
Fascinating, having the most despised reputation with their constituency and one of the UK's 10 most **** towns clearly wasn't enough to stop these ineffective moppets getting a truly UNdeserved award. Beggars believe the awards committee was so dain bread. s6blr
  • Score: 10

4:15pm Sun 16 Mar 14

miccles says...

Doesn't say much really for the other councils then does it?
Doesn't say much really for the other councils then does it? miccles
  • Score: 9

6:46pm Sun 16 Mar 14

J B Blackett says...

Awarded by liked-minded remote/self-congratu
latory cliques. Allegedly
Awarded by liked-minded remote/self-congratu latory cliques. Allegedly J B Blackett
  • Score: 9

12:12pm Mon 17 Mar 14

A VOTER says...

Maybe it's time for the voters of this area to create some new, and more appropriate awards for our 'illustrious award winning councillors' to win.

May I start the suggestions with:
1. The 'Most flagrant dismissal of public opinion' award.
2. The 'Most overpaid and ineffectual councillor' award.
Maybe it's time for the voters of this area to create some new, and more appropriate awards for our 'illustrious award winning councillors' to win. May I start the suggestions with: 1. The 'Most flagrant dismissal of public opinion' award. 2. The 'Most overpaid and ineffectual councillor' award. A VOTER
  • Score: 4

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