Cllr Jas Athwal filming the awards promo
Cllr Jas Athwal filming the awards promo

Redbridge Council has been shortlisted for the title of Local Authority of the Year in the prestigious Municipal Journal (MJ) Achievement Awards.

This category recognises success right across the Council and is fiercely competitive.

The award is judged by experienced and influential people from both the private and public sector.

The Leader of Redbridge Council, Cllr Jas Athwal, commented “It is an honour to have been shortlisted for this award and a testament to the hard work of all our incredible Council staff who every day go above and beyond to deliver for residents.”

“I want to thank all of our staff, councillors and cabinet members who have committed their time and energy into transforming the Council and delivering investment despite punishing government cuts.”

“We still have a long way to go and much more has to be done to streamline our services and make improvements, but progress is being made and being shortlisted for this award shows we are on the right track.”

As well as being up for the MJ award, Redbridge Council was named the best local authority in the country for adult social care in a major independent survey earlier this year.

The council was also rated the sixth most productive overall in the annual report compiled by iMPOWER in November 2018.

Editor of the MJ, Heather Jameson, said: “The MJ Awards is a chance to recognise the extraordinary work of local councils across the country.”

“Despite facing huge cuts to their budgets over the last decade, frontline staff are still working tirelessly to improve their communities and provide vital services to some of the most vulnerable people in the country – and that is to be celebrated.”

“Being shortlisted for The MJ awards is a major achievement and all our shortlisted entrants should be very proud.”

The winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony on 26 June 2019

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