Nearly 250 nominations received across England and Wales

The LGiU and CCLA are delighted to announce that Cllr Nesil Caliskan of London Borough of Enfield Council has been shortlisted for the 2019 Cllr Achievement Awards for Leader of the Year. Nesil’s family are from Lefkara in Cyprus. 

 This year marks the tenth year that the Awards have been showcasing the achievements of councillors across England and Wales. The Cllr Awards are the only national ceremony to celebrate the important work of councillors. These Awards are a uniquely important way to highlight what local councillors do for their communities, a task that so often goes unrecognised.

 Competition was extremely tight again this year with nearly 250 nominations received, a record amount for the Awards. Some of the seven categories up for grabs include Leader of the Year, Young Councillor of the Year, Community Champion and Environment and Sustainability Pioneer. A full lis of categories is included below.

The full shortlist is available below. The winners will be selected by a group of judges made up of local government experts and councillors.  Winners will be announced at the Cllr Achievement Awards ceremony taking place on Tuesday 5 November at the Royal Horseguards Hotel in Westminster. 

Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGiU said: “For the tenth year, LGiU is proud to honour the hard work of councillors across England and Wales that so often goes unrecognised. 

This year’s shortlist is by far one of the most impressive we have seen to date, showcasing the achievements of the best and brightest councillors up and down the country. These councillors deliver for their communities in increasingly challenging and hostile times alongside severe budget constraints. Despite all of that and more, their determination and resolve has left their communities safer, stronger and healthier, thanks to their efforts. 

We would like to congratulate all of those councillors shortlisted and look forward to announcing the winners in November.”

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