Council up for seven national awards including Council of the Year
Wed, 10 Aug 2022

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has been shortlisted for seven national awards including Overall Council of the Year.

The council is one of nine local authorities up for the prestigious overall honour at the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Service Awards 2022.

The council's services have also been nominated in a further six categories at the annual event. These are:

  • Best Service Team: Waste Management and Recycling Service - East Riding waste and recycling team.
  • Best Service Team: Transport and Fleet Maintenance Service - Fleet management and vehicle maintenance),
  • Best Service Team: Highways, Winter Maintenance and Street Lighting Service - Highway maintenance services.
  • Best Innovation/Demand Management Initiative -The digitisation of health and safety site monitoring within streetscene services (Survey 123 project),
  • Best Efficiency and Transformation Initiative - Special Initiatives (winter services linked to car park treatments, etc),
  • Best Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship Initiative - South Cliff Holiday Park Expansion Development.

The APSE Service Awards honour the highest standards of frontline services at councils across the UK.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Swansea on 15 September.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council was last named Overall Council of the Year at the awards in 2020, and it has won a number of awards in different categories in recent years.

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Paul Bellotti, executive director of communities and the environment, said: "The teams here at the council are brilliant and I am absolutely delighted that their efforts have been recognised by APSE.

"To be nominated in seven categories is huge. The services our teams deliver every day are excellent, from highways to operating leisure centres.

"I would like to congratulate our staff who have contributed to getting us this far, and to our members for their support.

"We look forward very much to hearing the outcome of the awards ceremony on 15 September."

The other eight local authorities nominated for Overall Council of the year are: Conwy County Borough Council, Durham County Council, Eastleigh Borough Council, Reading Borough Council, Swansea Council, Telford & Wrekin Council, Wakefield Council and Wigan Council.


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