Nominations now open to celebrate the achievements of local councillors

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Today, the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) and CCLA are proud to launch the 2019 Cllr Achievement Awards: showcasing the best of local government for the tenth year running.

The Cllr Awards are the only national awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of individual councillors across England. Since 2009, the LGiU and our partners have been honouring the hard work of councillors that so often goes unrecognised.

Award categories for 2019 include Community Champion and Environment and Sustainability Pioneer alongside the coveted Leader of the Year and Young Councillor of the Year awards. This year’s ceremony will take place on Tuesday 5th November at the Royal Horseguards Hotel and bring together over 200 councillors from across the UK to showcase the unsung heroes of local government.

Nominations are now officially open until September 6th with the shortlist due to be unveiled in October. Nominations can be made by any member of the public who would like to recognise a councillor in their area doing outstanding work for their community. The winners will be decided by a panel of judges and announced on the night.

This year’s awards are made possible thanks to the generous support of founding sponsors CCLA.

Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of LGiU, said: “For the tenth year, we are proud to open nominations for the Cllr Achievement Awards and to once again be honouring the hard work of councillors up and down the country.

Over the course of the last decade, we have been truly inspired by the caliber of the nominations we have received. These councillors are the ones who truly go above and beyond for their communities and so often do not receive any recognition in return. That is why we are calling on all members of the public to come together to nominate their local government heros.

We look forward to receiving a record number of nominations again this year and continuing to showcase the important work of our councillors across England.”

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