DALC Excellence Awards Year 2 launch

YES, it's that time of year again! Following on from the success of our very first Excellence Awards in 2018, we're now inviting entries for this year's competition.

So… have you made a difference to your local community?

Has your council done work to be proud of?

Does your clerk or councillor go the extra mile to do a great job?

If the answer is 'yes' to any of the above, you need to send us a nomination.

The 2019 Awards, again sponsored by BHIB, are aimed at highlighting the outstanding work done by Derbyshire's councils, councillors and clerks.

There are three categories; Councillor of the Year, Clerk of the Year, and Council of the Year.

Last year's winners of the BHIB Council of the Year award – Ripley Town Council – described their win as 'a wonderful boost for the whole town.'

Clerk Linda McCormick said: 'The DALC Excellence Award was something our whole community could take pride in. We had lots of compliments locally, and it really felt like the community came together to enjoy the accolade.

'We're so glad we made the effort to put in an entry.'

For 2019 nominations, the entry system couldn't be simpler – just email DALC with details, explaining in 250 words or less why your nominee deserves an award. Last year, we had entries that included details of innovative fundraising ideas, renovation projects, trouble-shooting skills, and healthy-living initiatives.

Entries are invited from everyone associated with a local council, as well as members of the public. Our judges will draw up a list of potential winners and request more info if needed.

DALC's chief executive Wendy Amis said: 'Building on the success of last year's awards, we're again determined to highlight the fantastic work done at local level across Derbyshire.

'We were delighted to get good-quality entries in all our categories last year, and we're aiming to repeat that in 2019. Much of the work done at local level doesn't get the recognition it deserves, so our Excellence Awards help redress the balance.'

Winners and runners up will be announced at DALC's AGM on October 22nd, and will each receive a framed certificate and county-wide recognition for their hard work via local media press releases and photos.

Entries close on 6th of September, and winners will be invited to attend the DALC AGM to collect their award.

Eligibility: Councillor of the Year – the entrant must be an elected or co-opted DALC Member Parish or Town Councillor in 2019. Council of the Year (DALC Member) – the nomination must refer to work carried out from 2018 onwards. Clerk of the Year – the nominee must be a DALC Member parish or town council clerk in 2019.

Nominations are invited from any Derbyshire resident, Councillor, clerk or council – in a summary of 250 words of less, to awards@derbyshirealc.gov.uk

Posted: Tue, 04 Jun 2019 15:56 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business