Latest News | 23 August 2023

Council shortlisted for prestigious national award

Derby City Council
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Derby City Council has been shortlisted for an award which recognises the best local authorities in the country.

In has been named as a finalist in the Overall Council of the Year Award category by the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE).

The award is given to the local authority who has been deemed as the best and most innovative in that year.

The council will compete for the title against fellow nominees Cambridge City Council, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Inverclyde Council, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Neath Port Talbot Council, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and Wigan Council.

Councillor Baggy Shanker, leader of Derby City Council, said: “We are honoured to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award.

“Everyone at Derby City Council works to improve and deliver excellent services to the city and to the people who work and live here.

“We are extremely pleased that the APSE has recognised our efforts to develop our deliver our wide range of services.”

APSE is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting excellent frontline services across the UK and has more than 300 members, made up of local authorities and other organisations.

Its members share crucial information, resources and expertise on frontline services with others in order to develop and deliver essential services across the country.

As well as Overall Council of the Year, Derby City Council is also finalists in the following categories: Best Collaborative Working Initiative (with other public sector or third sector), Best Innovation or Demand Management Initiative and Best Service Team: Highways, Winter Maintenance and Street Lighting Service.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Belfast on Thursday 14 September.

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