NALC's Star Council Awards are the only awards in England that recognise local (parish and town) councils' contributions to their communities. The long-running awards celebrate the positive impact local councils, councillors, young councillors, clerks and county associations make on their communities. The winners will be announced at an online awards ceremony later this year.


  • Gain national recognition for the services you provide to your community.
  • Share your expertise with your peers.
  • Learn about best practices and successful initiatives in the sector.
  • Gain acknowledgement for the hard work and achievements of your employees.
  • Provide your community with evidence of the successful projects you are putting in place.


Local councils, councillors, young councillors, clerks and county associations are going above and beyond their regular duties around England, and NALC wants to showcase that extraordinary work.

NB: The awards are only open to local (parish and town) councils and county associations in NALC membership.

To be considered, entries will need to demonstrate their achievements as listed in the criteria below.

You can enter/or nominate in five categories: 


The nomination period ends on 27 May 2022.


Watch last year’s online ceremony again below or on YouTube.

Read more about last year's winner below: