We are pleased to announce that Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, will be giving a key note speech and presenting the inaugural Bruce-Lockart Member Scholarship at the C’llr Acheivement Awards 2012.
The awards are still open for nominations – more details can be found here.
There are 11 awards in total, they are:
- Age UK Pride of Place Award – New for 2012
- Bruce-Lockhart Member Scholarship – New for 2012
- CCLA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Financial Performance
- Community Champion of the Year
- Judges Special Award for Contribution to Local Government – New for 2012
- Leader of the Year
- Online Councillor of the Year
- Partnership Achievement of the Year
- Scrutineer of the Year
- Sustainability Champion of the Year
- Young Councillor of the Year
The Bruce-Lockhart Member Scholarship is a particularly special award that comes with a £10,000 bursary for the winning councillor. This award, supported by Kent, Essex and East Sussex Councils, is in recognition of the outstanding contribution to Local Government of Lord Sandy Bruce-Lockhart, the former Chairman of the Local Government Association and Leader of Kent County Council.
The ‘Bruce-Lockhart Member Scholarship’ will recognise and reward leadership potential in local government and be awarded to elected members who demonstrate the potential to develop into leadership positions in the future.