Local Council Award Scheme 'Quality Gold' Award for Dursley Town Council
Posted: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:02 by John Kay
Dursley Town Council has been awarded Local Council Award Scheme 'Quality Gold', we are the first Council in Stroud District and the second council in Gloucestershire to achieve this award. We have built on our previous Quality award obtained in September 2016.
The Quality Gold Award demonstrates that a council is at the forefront of best practice and achieves excellence in governance, community leadership and council development. Quality Gold councils provide leadership for their communities, bring people together, have excellent business planning processes, ensuring value for money as well as constantly seeking new innovations and opportunities to improve. They highlight the very best we, as a sector, can achieve for our communities.
On Monday 10th April, we were visited by an assessment panel including Cllr Stephen Hirst (Tetbury Mayor & Chair of Gloucestershire Association of Parish & Town Council), Alison Robinson (CEO – GAPTC), Elizabeth Skinner (Society Local Council Clerks) and Julie Shirley (Eastington Parish Council – Clerk).
The panel met a number of the Town Councillors, visiting the War Memorial Recreation Ground, Highfields Play Area and The Vibe Youth Centre, and were very impressed. Alison Robinson describing the council as "the perfect example of what a 'quality gold' council should be".
The Mayor, Cllr Neil Grecian said "I was thrilled to be told that Dursley Town Council had received the Gold Award. Councillors and staff have worked hard over a number of years on projects for the benefit of Dursley and to give good service to the community. It was excellent to have this acknowledged by the Award."