Council services shortlisted for national awards

Published: 19 November 2021

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Cllr. Trevor Johnson

The Cemetery and Crematorium Services and Street Cleansing Service have been shortlisted in the APSE national awards.

The Council’s Cemetery and Crematorium Services and Street Cleansing service have been shortlisted as finalists for the Most Improved Performers categories in the APSE national awards 2021.

APSE is the Association for Public Service Excellence and is the largest local government benchmarking association in the UK.

The announcement came late yesterday afternoon and the final results will follow in an awards ceremony on Thursday December 2, as part of the national performance networks seminar, held in Blackpool.

The Council’s Cabinet member for environment and recycling, Trevor Johnson, said: “These nominations are a timely reminder of the courage and steadfastness that the street cleansing and bereavement services demonstrated to our residents and businesses, particularly throughout the early stages of the pandemic and the lockdowns.

“Some of our frontline Council services, unable by their nature to be delivered by our staff at home, managed to maintain essential public services in extreme and unprecedented times, including street cleansing, waste and recycling and, of course, bereavement services.”

“The Council is very proud of this and that now this dedication to public service and ultimate professionalism has also been recognised nationally.”