East Yorks council nominated for prestigious national award

Published: Monday 11th January 2016 by The News Editor

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council is vying to be crowned as the best local authority of the last two decades.

It has been shortlisted for the prestigious national title as part of the Local Government Chronicle’s annual awards. Gateshead, Blackburn with Darwen, Hertfordshire, Westminster and Hackney are also in the running.

Councillor Stephen Parnaby, leader of East Riding, says: “Being shortlisted for council of the last 20 years in what is our 20th anniversary year is something we should all be proud of.

“When East Riding of Yorkshire Council was formed on 1 April, 1996, the ambition of the authority was to be customer focused as well as providing excellent service and this nomination recognises all the hard work and effort over the last 20 years.”

Chief executive Nigel Pearson adds: “This is great news and reflects the hard work of the whole workforce and will boost staff morale at a time when the authority is facing further challenging budget reductions and is a huge credit to everyone.”

The council has also been nominated for four other awards covering public health, innovation, community involvement and partnerships.

The results will be announced in March during a ceremony in London.

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Published: Monday 11th January 2016 by The News Editor

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