Laura Sharman 08 November 2017

Councillors of the year are unveiled

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Cllr Peter Fleming of Sevenoaks District Council has been named as leader of the year in the 2017 C’llr Achievement Awards.

Organised by the LGiU and CCLA, the awards aim to honour the work of councillors across the country.

Young Councillor of the Year was awarded to cllr Lauren Mitchell of Ashfield Council, while cllr Mohammed Amran of Bradford City Council was honoured with the Community Champion Award.

Jonathan Carr-West, chief executive of the LGiU said: 'Year after year we take the time to honour the dedicated work of councillors from across the country because so often it goes unrecognised.

'Despite ever tightening budgets, councils continue to ensure that essential services are delivered on the ground, day after day. They play a crucial role in keeping our communities connected, and safe. Celebrating their achievements is more important than ever.'

Full list of winners:

Leader of the Year - Cllr Peter Fleming OBE, Sevenoaks District Council. Cllr Darren Rodwell, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Council (Honourable mention)

Community Champion - Cllr Mohammed Amran, Bradford City Council

Young Councillor of the Year - Cllr Lauren Mitchell, Ashfield Council

iESE’s Finance and Transformation Award - Cllr Chris Ready, Wigan Council

Health and Care Award - Cllr Susan Little, Thurrock Council. Cllr Maureen Worby, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Council (Honourable mention)

Technology and Digital Award - Cllr John Chilver, Buckinghamshire County Council

Place-shaping and Environment Award - Cllr Alan Clark, Nottingham City Council (In Memoriam)

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