Buckinghamshire County Council is in the running for two national efficiency awards, including the prestigious ‘Council of the Year’ category alongside Oxford City Council and Norwich City Council for outstanding performance in the public sector.
Hosted by The Improvement and Efficiency Social Enterprise (iESE), the awards honour the dedication and innovation of public service teams right across the country.
As well as being in the top three authorities for ‘Council of the Year’, the Council’s work with partners to deliver the Armed Forces Covenant in Buckinghamshire has also been shortlisted in the category of ‘Working Together’ alongside Cheshire West and Chester Council and Oxford City Council.
The Leader of Buckinghamshire County Council said he was delighted to be shortlisted for two awards. “With the severe budget pressures, councils are taking tough decisions all the time. In Buckinghamshire we pride ourselves on being focused on our residents and delivering good quality, innovative services.
“It’s really impressive to receive two shortlistings from an organisation at the forefront of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of local government nationally.”
The winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony taking place on Tuesday, 4th March 2014 in London.