Laura Sharman 26 February 2014

Winners of the 2014 C’llr Awards announced

Sir Merrick Cockell and Lord Peter Smith have both received awards for their ‘outstanding contribution to local government’ in the 2014 C’llr awards.

The annual achievement awards, organised by the LGiU and CCLA, honoured both Sir Cockell, leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and chair of the Local Government Association, and Lord Smith, leader of Wigan Council at the ceremony last night.

Cllr Rhodri Oliver, who became deputy leader of North Norfolk District Council at the age of 22, was chosen as the Young Councillor of the Year.

Dr Jonathan Carr-West, chief executive of LGiU, said: ‘We’re delighted to hold the C’llr Achievement Awards for the fifth year running and we’ve been hugely impressed by the spectacular number of entries received. This just goes to show the fantastic work many councillors are doing up and down the country.

‘All too often, we can overlook the hard work and efforts of local councillors. The awards provide a fantastic opportunity to celebrate councillors’ achievements and highlight their innovative work and we’d like to thank all those who showed their appreciation by making a nomination.’

The other awards were:

  • Leader of the Year – Cllr Jim McMahon, Oldham Council
  • Age UK Award – Cllr Janet Burgess, London Borough of Islington
  • CCLA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Financial Performance– Cllr Steve Edwards, Forest Heath District Council, and Cllr David Ray, St Edmundsbury Borough Council
  • Community Champion of the Year – Cllr Jack Hopkins, London Borough of Lambeth
  • Digital Innovator of the Year – Cllr Theo Blackwell, Camden Council
  • Partnership Achievement of the Year Award– Cllr Jenny Whittle, Kent County Council
  • Scrutineer of the Year – Cllr Nigel Cooke, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
  • Sustainability Champion of the Year – Cllr Rob Curtis, Vale of Glamorgan Council
  • Bruce-Lockhart Member Scholarship – Cllr Linsay Cunningham-Cross, City of York Council
Four-day working win image

Four-day working win

Cllr Bridget Smith, leader of South Cambs DC, reflects on the results of the council’s four-day week trial and calls on Labour to back the shorter week.
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Heavy Goods Vehicle / Light Vehicle Mechanic

Derbyshire County Council
£14.26 - £15.25 per hour – (2024/25 pay award pending) plus market leading package (see below)
You will need to be suitably experienced, hold a minimum of an NVQ Level 2 (or equivalent) vocational County Transport – Brimington Workshops
Recuriter: Derbyshire County Council

Traffic Installation Technician

Traffic Installation TechnicianWhen you join our Engineering Team at Telent, you'll be empowered to innovate and drive common solutions, working close England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
Recuriter: Telent

Enterprise Architect

West Northamptonshire Council
£63510 - £66561
We are looking for an Enterprise Architect to act as the vital link between our business teams to understand what we need to do, our technology teams to drive the right strategic technology decisions for the Council and our Transformation teams to make th Northampton
Recuriter: West Northamptonshire Council

Senior Temporary Accommodation Officer

Chelmsford City Council
£37,899 to £41,562 per annum
The Council’s Strategic Housing Service is looking to recruit a Senior Temporary Accommodation Officer Chelmsford, Essex
Recuriter: Chelmsford City Council

Civil Enforcement Officer

Chelmsford City Council
£24,591 to £26,007 per annum
The Council-run South Essex Parking Partnership (SEPP) led by Chelmsford City Council. Chelmsford, Essex
Recuriter: Chelmsford City Council
Linkedin Banner

Partner Content

Circular highways is a necessity not an aspiration – and it’s within our grasp

Shell is helping power the journey towards a circular paving industry with Shell Bitumen LT R, a new product for roads that uses plastics destined for landfill as part of the additives to make the bitumen.

Support from Effective Energy Group for Local Authorities to Deliver £430m Sustainable Warmth Funded Energy Efficiency Projects

Effective Energy Group is now offering its support to the 40 Local Authorities who have received a share of the £430m to deliver their projects on the ground by surveying properties and installing measures.

Pay.UK – the next step in Bacs’ evolution

Dougie Belmore explains how one of the main interfaces between you and Bacs is about to change.