Patchway Town Council has been received a prestigious award as part of the Local Council Award Scheme. This achievement recognises that the council achieves good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement. Moreover, Patchway Town Council goes above and beyond their legal obligations, leading their communities and continuously seeking opportunities to improve and develop even further.
Patchway Town Council have achieved the Quality Gold Accreditation which demonstrates that the council is at the forefront of best practice and achieves excellence in governance, community leadership and council development.
The Award Scheme report highlighted the council’s particular areas of strength, including its Patchway Town Council.
Mayor of Patchway, Cllr Dayley Lawrence has said on this accreditation, 'I am extremely delighted and proud that Patchway Town Council have been awarded the highest accreditation there is by the National Association of Local Council's. A lot of hard work has gone into this and I would like to thank our Town Clerk, Jack Turner, for his hard work and enthusiasm on this. This is the first time ever that Patchway Town Council have been accredited at the Quality Gold Level and I am pleased to see that all of the hard work that the Council has done over the last few years has been noticed.'
The Local Council Award Scheme is a peer assessed programme that has been designed to both provide the tools and encouragement to those councils at the beginning of their improvement journeys, as well as promoting and recognising councils that are at the cutting edge of the sector. It is through the sector working together to share best practice, drive up standards and supporting those who are committed to improving their offer to their communities that individual councils and the sector as a whole will reach its full potential.
In terms of the future, the council is now reviewing ways in which it can keep on improving its offer to the local community and welcomes input from local people and partners on this. Patchway Town Council and other local councils like it, are at the front line of the government’s localism agenda and are doing as much as they can to delivery services whilst being efficient and cost-effective. Currently the council provides a range of services and wants to improve its community engagement through this.