NALC’s Star Council Awards are the only awards in England that recognise the local (parish and town) council sector’s positive contribution to its communities, rewarding local councils, councillors, young councillors, county associations and clerks.

It has not been an easy 12 months. However, those in the sector have gone above and beyond their regular duties during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the theme of this year’s awards will focus on projects that have positively impacted communities in the context of the pandemic. So please provide examples of your work concerning your response to COVID-19.

Winning a Star Council Award not only allows you to gain national recognition for the services you have provided to your community in challenging times but also to share your expertise with your peers and learn about best practices and successful initiatives in the sector. An award will also provide your community with evidence of your successful projects.


This year’s winners will be announced at an online ceremony on 8 October 2021 – so please save the date. Further information on how to watch the ceremony and celebrate the work of the winners will be announced shortly.

Good luck to all the finalists!