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Wiltshire Councillor nominated for an award
5:22pm Monday 28th January 2013 in Wiltshire
Wiltshire Council Deputy Leader John Thomson has been nominated for a C’llr Achievement Award.
The cabinet member for adult care, communities and housing is nominated in the Age UK category of the awards being held on February 25 where MP Eric Pickles will be the keynotes speaker.
The C’llr Awards, now in their fourth year, recognise those councillors who have gone above and beyond to help shape their communities.
A panel of judges, including councillors and local government experts, will determine the overall winners of the 11 awards up for grabs at this year’s ceremony.
Awards include the Age UK Award, the Community Champion of the Year Award and the Bruce-Lockhart Member Scholarship, which includes a £10,000 bursary.
Dr Jonathan Carr-West, acting chief executive of the local government information unit, said: “We are delighted the C’llr Achievement Awards have attracted such an outstanding number of entries and we have been incredibly impressed by the quality of the nominations received. This stands as a testament to the hard work and innovation of many councillors. ”
“Councillors can often represent the unsung heroes of their community so the awards provide a fantastic chance to celebrate their achievements. We would like to personally thank all those who took the time to make a nomination.”
The full list of shortlisted candidates is available below and on the LGiU website visit www.lgiu.org.uk/cllrawards/.