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Weekly Policy Summary – 13 February

February 13, 2015

This week, we've announced the shortlist for the 2015 C'llr Achievement Awards, explored the face of local government in 2045 and quizzed our members on evidence in policy making.

Bruce-Lockhart Member Scholarship – we hear from last year’s winner

December 13, 2013 by LGiU

The Bruce-Lockhart Member Scholarship, which includes a £10,000 bursary for the winner, was created 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 Award is support by Kent, Essex and East Sussex…

C’llr Awards 2013: CCLA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Financial Performance

January 9, 2013 by Lizzie Greenhalgh

The CCLA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Financial Performance seeks to celebrate and reward councillors for delivering value for money and better outcomes for local people. In the current context this is more important than ever. With a 50 year history of managing funds for local authorities, CCLA are seeking…

2013 C’llr Awards: Deadline extended to Friday 18th January!

December 21, 2012 by LGiU

We have now extended the deadline of the LGiU and CCLA C'llr Awards to Friday 18th January. There are 11 awards up for grabs including a £10,000 scholarship for a councillor keen to fund a project to advance the cause of localism.

C’llr Awards 2013: Judges’ Special Award for Contribution to Local Government

December 21, 2012 by Lizzie Greenhalgh

Political achievements need not always represent a momentous turn of events. Not every political victory is a landslide election or a transformative legislative development. Sometimes, political progress is far subtler than this; incremental rather instant. The Judges’ Special Award goes to a councillor who has shown a demonstrable contribution to…

C’llr Awards 2013: Partnership Achievement of the Year Award

December 19, 2012 by Lizzie Greenhalgh

As councils face a period of uncertainty and reduced budgets, it is more vital than ever that they develop efficient ways to improve outcomes and ensure citizen focussed services. Partnership working offers a crucial way of delivering such results. By bringing together the public, private and voluntary sectors, councils are…

C’llr Awards 2013: Sustainability Champion of the Year

November 29, 2012 by Marian Ogun

Many people focus on the importance of addressing climate change and sustainability on the global stage. However, severe flooding and storms in parts of the UK this week highlight how significant it is to also tackle environmental concerns at the local level. According to estimates by PWC, the total costs…

C’llr Awards 2013: Young Councillor of the Year Award

November 27, 2012 by Lizzie Greenhalgh

There has never been a more important time for young people to have a say in shaping today’s society. Young people today face a variety of challenges – increasing tuition fees, difficulty getting onto the housing ladder and high levels of youth unemployment. But there are also the more universal…

C’llr Awards 2013: The Community Champion of the Year Award

November 21, 2012 by Lizzie Greenhalgh

Unlike many Award ceremonies, the LGiU & CCLA C’llr Achievement Awards encourage members of the public to come forward and participate in the nomination process. We want to hear what the ordinary person thinks of their councillor and who they think deserves an award. In particular, members of the public…

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