Durham in running for Council of the Year title

Darlington and Stockton Times: AWARDS FINAL: Durham County Council in final of prestigious awards AWARDS FINAL: Durham County Council in final of prestigious awards

THE North-East’s largest local authority is in the running to be named Council of the Year at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Durham County Council has been placed on the shortlist for the top title at the Local Government Chronicle Awards for the second time in just five years.

The authority joins other finalists Derby City Council, Hackney, Oldham, Staffordshire and Wakefield for the awards, to be announced on March 12 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, in London’s Park Lane.

Durham has also been shortlisted in two other categories: Efficiency and Energy Efficiency.

North Yorkshire County Council has been shortlisted in two categories: Children’s Services and Innovation in Commissioning, while North Tyneside Council is a finalist in the Innovation category, neighbouring South Tyneside council is a finalist in the Public Health category and Gateshead Council makes it to the Team of the Year final.

Durham County Council leader Coun Simon Henig said: "We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Council of the Year.

"It is particularly gratifying that although the authority has been in existence for less than five years, this is already the second time we have been shortlisted for this award."

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5:45pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Voice-of-reality says...

I know that global warming (if one believes in it) is causing chaos to the seasons... but even so, this is far too early for an April Fool's day joke. Best for what...beyond ignoring public opinion, wasting money, failing to deal with potholes, allowing greenfield sites to be obliterated next to historic cities?
I know that global warming (if one believes in it) is causing chaos to the seasons... but even so, this is far too early for an April Fool's day joke. Best for what...beyond ignoring public opinion, wasting money, failing to deal with potholes, allowing greenfield sites to be obliterated next to historic cities? Voice-of-reality
  • Score: 14

7:31pm Mon 13 Jan 14

sensible says...

I had to check the date too! Maybe its for jumping on every single bandwagon?
I had to check the date too! Maybe its for jumping on every single bandwagon? sensible
  • Score: 8

9:15am Tue 14 Jan 14

BMD says...

Voice-of-reality wrote:
I know that global warming (if one believes in it) is causing chaos to the seasons... but even so, this is far too early for an April Fool's day joke. Best for what...beyond ignoring public opinion, wasting money, failing to deal with potholes, allowing greenfield sites to be obliterated next to historic cities?
Prestigious awards ceremony "Local Government Chronicle Awards"

The Local Government Chronicle (LGC) is a British weekly magazine for local government officers.

More Self-back slapping and another excuse for a Tax-Payer funded party.
[quote][p][bold]Voice-of-reality[/bold] wrote: I know that global warming (if one believes in it) is causing chaos to the seasons... but even so, this is far too early for an April Fool's day joke. Best for what...beyond ignoring public opinion, wasting money, failing to deal with potholes, allowing greenfield sites to be obliterated next to historic cities?[/p][/quote]Prestigious awards ceremony "Local Government Chronicle Awards" The Local Government Chronicle (LGC) is a British weekly magazine for local government officers. More Self-back slapping and another excuse for a Tax-Payer funded party. BMD
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