Michael Burton 19 June 2015

Awards glory for Cheshire West and Chester Council

Awards glory for Cheshire West and Chester Council image

Cheshire West and Chester Council was last night named as winner of The MJ's Best Achieving Council category in a glittering awards ceremony attended by 900 guests.

The council was praised by a judging panel for its 'strong, dynamic leadership and a clearly articulated short, medium and long-term vision for the future.' The panel also said the council was 'utterly focused on improving outcomes for its residents,'

The council was one of 17 local authorities which won awards in 16 categories at The MJ Awards presented by former foreign secretary William Hague at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane. A charity raffle was also held for Genesis Breast Cancer Prevenntion.

It was a good night for the East Midlands. Nottingham City Council won three awards, Nottinghamshire CC one and Rushcliffe BC one.

The MJ Award winners:

Best Achieving Council: Cheshire West and Chester Council

Behaviour change: Torbay BC

Best Council Service Team: Nottingham City Council (commercial services)

Children's Services: Nottingham City Council (apprenticeships programme)

Delivering Better Outcomes: joint winners, Nottingham City Council and Torbay BC

Effective Transport and Infrastructure Delivery: Somerset CC

Excellence in Community Engagement: Gloucestershire CC

Innovation in Channel Shift: Harrow LBC

Innovation in Finance: Birmingham City Council

Innovation in Procurement: Scottish Borders Council

Innovation in Social Care: Lambeth LBC

Legal Services: Nottinghamshire CC

Public Health Partnerships: Bracknell Forest Council

Senior Management Team: Rushcliffe BC

Trading Standards and Environmental Health: Wirral MBC

UK Digital City: Camden LBC

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