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NALC launches national awards to recognise community champions
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has officially launched their prestigious Star Council Awards for 2018 to recognise the achievements of the community, town and parish (local) council sector and celebrate the positive impact local councils, county associations, local councillors and clerks make to their communities.
NALC is now open to nominations and calling on local councils who have gone above and beyond to serve their community to apply. The awards are looking for individuals and organisations that are making a real, positive difference locally.
2017 Star Council Award winner, Halewood Town Council worked with local schools to identify families and school children in Halewood in need of some help. They directly fed and funded school uniforms for over 700 children and provided free activity sessions for school pupils during the summer holidays. The judges praised the way Halewood Town Council engaged with the community to tackle social deprivation in the area.
NALC is encouraging community champions who have gone above and beyond to make a positive local change to put themselves forward.
This year the categories include young councillor (aged 18-30), councillor, clerk, council and county association project of the year.
NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter said “This is the fourth consecutive year NALC has ran the awards and we are expecting it to be our biggest and best yet. Local councils work on a daily basis to deliver vital services to their residents and the NALC Star Council Awards are a chance to celebrate all they do for their communities.”
“I encourage every council, county association, councillor and clerk who thinks they have done something special for their community to put themselves forward. Have you got what it takes to be a winner?”
The deadline for nominations is Friday 17 August 2018, with the awards ceremony taking place at the NALC Annual Conference on 30 October 2018 in Milton Keynes.