C’llr Achievement Awards 2012: SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

LGiU and CCLA are delighted to announce the 2012 shortlist for the C’llr Achievement Awards.

With over 250 entries, it was the strongest field of candidates to date. We were inspired by all the entries –particularly to see so many great examples of where councillors have made a huge difference to their communities. But, we couldn’t shortlist everyone. Here is who we thought were most inspiring.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony on February 27th.

AGE UK PRIDE OF PLACE AWARD

Sue Cooley (Manchester City Council)

Edward Davie (London Borough of Lambeth Council)

Olwen Foggin (Devon County Council)

Robert Johnston (Winchester City Council)

Howard Murray (Poynton Town Council)

CCLA AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

Randal Brew (Birmingham City Council)

David Malcolm Finch (Essex County Council)

Alan Jarrett (Medway Council)

Kelly Smith (Lincolnshire County Council)

Sean Woodward (Fareham Borough Council)

COMMUNITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Sir Peter Brown (Cambridgeshire County Council)

Bob Cope (South Staffordshire Council)

Fiona Cross (Torfaen County Borough Council)

Zahida Abbas Noori (London Borough of Ealing Council)

Evelyn Westwood (South Lakeland District Council)

JUDGES’ SPECIAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Godfrey Allanson (Scarborough Borough Council)

Joan Barton (Sheffield City Council)

Rodney Lister Bass (Essex County Council)

David John Stark (Plymouth City Council & Devon County Council)

Tricia Turner (Central Bedfordshire Council)

LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Philip Atkins (Staffordshire County Council)

Tony Ball (Basildon Council)

David Burbage (Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead)

Pat Fawcett (Corby Borough Council)

Stephen Greenhalgh (London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Council)

Kate Hollern (Blackburn with Darwen Council)

Colin Lambert (Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council)

Sir Richard Leese (Manchester City Council)

Vivien Pengelly (Plymouth City Council)

Steve Reed (London Borough of Lambeth Council)

ONLINE COUNCILLOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Mike Harris (London Borough of Lewisham Council)

Alison Hernandez (Torbay Council)

Fraser Macpherson (Dundee City Council)

Alan Stanton (London Borough of Haringey Council)

Steve Tierney (Cambridgeshire County Council)

PARTNERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT OF THE YEAR AWARD

Derek Antrobus (Salford City Council)

Eunice Campbell (Nottingham City Council)

Matthew Ellis (Staffordshire County Council)

Joint Application: Spencer Flower (East Dorset District Council) and Ray Nottage (Christchurch Borough Council)

Joint Application: James McInnes (West Devon Borough Council) and John Tucker (South Hams District Council)

SCRUTINEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Edward Davie (London Borough of Lambeth Council)

Pauleen Grahame (Leeds City Council)

Samantha Hoy (Cambridgeshire County Council)

Andy Hull (London Borough of Islington Council)

Gale Waller (Rutland County Council)

SUSTAINABILITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Joe Goldberg (London Borough of Haringey Council)

Jon Rogers (Bristol City Council)

John Stanton (Stroud District Council)

Paul Tilsley (Birmingham City Council)

Susan Wise (London Borough of Lewisham Council)

YOUNG COUNCILLOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Victoria Fowler (Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council)

Rania Khan (London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council)

Michael Payne (Gedling Borough Council)

Tafheen Sharif (Luton Borough Council)

Paul White (Pendle Borough Council)

The Bruce-Lockhart Member Scholarship is a particularly special award. In its first year, this award is part of the Bruce-Lockhart Leadership Programme which was established in memory of former Kent County Council Leader and LGA Chairman, Lord Bruce-Lockhart. The programme aims to develop the next generation of council leaders and chief executives by finding international best practice that can be applied locally. The winner of this category will be awarded a £10k bursary to complete a project to promote the case for localism. The shortlist is:

BRUCE-LOCKHART MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP

Paul Corazzo (Kettering Borough Council)

Lindsey Hall (Westminster City Council)

Shona Johnstone (Cambridgeshire County Council)

Henry Murison (Newcastle City Council)

Ruth O’Keefe (East Sussex County Council)

Harry Phibbs (London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Council)

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    1. Rutheclb says:

      Is this serious or a hoax? 

      On what criteria can Tony Ball possibly be regarded as “Leader of the Year”? He has thrown away at least £7 million, probably a lot more,much of which is national taxpayers’ money from the government, on an inhumanly brutal eviction of 80+ Traveller families into nowhere. It is money wasted as they have nowhere to go and are now still living just outside Dale Farm in the very unhygienic conditions created by Tony Ball’s eviction equipment.

      If true this ward is incitement to local authorities for moe evictions instead of using the available government money to solve the problem by providing more legal sites.

      Some leadership! 

      Ruth Barnett
      Freelance speaker challenging prejudice andracism

    2. Dai says:

      i like to say well done to fiona cross on  being short listed for the LGIU Community Champion Award. keep all the hard work up

    3. Mr avenger says:

      You have to laugh at the “impartial” judging for the Lockhart £10 000 bursary (and therefore the only prize worth having!).  The judging panel comprised the leaders of Sussex Cambridgeshire and Newcastle as well as the leader of Southwark – resulting in a short-list comprising….Cambridgeshire… Sussex…Newcastle and the two neighbours to Southwark, Westminster and Hammersmith. They clearly slipped up with Kettering!  One for Private Eye me thinks!!

    4. Randal63 says:

      Rania Khan!?! Ha! She’s a very poor example of a councillor indeed. Sadly, she represents my ward and has never, in my experience been able to grasp how a council works so she has no influence.

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