Nominate a Wilmslow or Handforth Councillor for a national award
By Alex Greensmith
25th Nov 2021 | Local News
Nominations are now open for the 2021 LGIU & CCLA Cllr Awards, where you can nominate a Wilmslow public servant that has gone above and beyond for you in this challenging year.
It is the only national awards ceremony celebrating the vital work of individual councillors across England.
This year's award categories celebrate the essential and varied work of councillors and include the coveted Community Champion, Leader of the Year and Young Councillor of the Year awards, alongside a new Resilience and Recovery category for 2021.
Whether your public servant is a town or borough councillor (Cheshire East), they are eligible for nomination as long as they have currently been in office during the last year.
There are 15 Wilmslow residents who serve on Wilmslow Town Council, our town's smallest form of government.
You can view them here.
Or you could nominate the infamous Handforth councillors, who were embroiled in a national local democracy scandal earlier in the year.
Despite their much-publicised face off with Jackie Weaver, they may deserve some good publicity and recognition.
Parish, town and borough councillors are all eligible for the award.
You can also view all Wilmslow and Handforth councillors who are represented at a higher borough council level via this link.
Nominations can be made by anyone who would like to recognise a councillor doing outstanding work for their community. They are open until Friday, 24 September with the shortlist unveiled at the end of October.
The winners will be decided by a panel of judges composed of senior councillors and officers as well as leading stakeholders from across the sector. They will be revealed at this year's ceremony, taking place on Wednesday, 1 December.
Due to the ongoing COVID-related restrictions, it will be held as a hybrid event with virtual link ups to a central London venue.
Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) and CCLA are proud to officially launch the 12th annual Cllr Awards, honouring the achievements of councillors that so often go unrecognised.
Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of LGIU, said: "Local government supports all of us, each and every day. On every street, in every town, up and down the country, it is the vital work of councillors that keeps things moving.
"Now is the time for us to support our local heroes by nominating those councillors who have stepped up to the plate during extraordinary circumstances to deliver for their communities.
"As we officially open nominations for Cllr Awards 2021, we welcome contributions from any member of the public as well as other councillors, officers and leaders. We look forward to once again receiving the highest calibre of nominations and showcasing the essential work of councillors in December."
Wilmslow: do you know a local politician who responds to your queries, helps out at community events, or is just a wonderful person?
You can learn more about the awards here.
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