Press release: LGiU launches 10th annual Cllr Awards

Issued
June 12, 2019

LGiU launches 10th annual Cllr Awards

Nominations now open to celebrate the achievements of local councillors

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 2010, 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.”

ENDS

Notes to editors

About Cllr Awards

The LGiU’s tenth annual Cllr Awards ceremony celebrates the amazing work being done by councillors across England. Past winners of the Awards can be found here. Rules for the nomination, shortlisting and selection process can be found here. Follow #CllrAwards19 for all updates.

The categories for the 2019 Cllr Achievement Awards include:

Community Champion
Finance and Economic Development Award
Innovation and Service Transformation Award
Leader of the Year
Environment and Sustainability Pioneer Award
Young Councillor of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award

About LGiU

The Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) is a think tank and membership body with over 200 councils and other organisations subscribing to our networks. We work to strengthen local democracy and put citizens in control of their own lives, communities and local services. For more information, visit www.lgiu.org.uk.

About CCLA

CCLA is a leading specialist fund manager for local authorities and charities.  When they began sponsoring the Cllr Achievement Awards they had 22 local authority accounts.  Today they have over 400 and this number is growing every month. They are owned by their clients – their mission is to serve the whole sector, regardless of size.