Bollington Town Council has been officially declared a Quality
To be recognised the town council had to pass tests to
show it went above and beyond the service offered by a
standard parish council.
The standard of the council's annual reports, communication with
the public, accounts and ethical framework were among the categories
assessed. The council had to demonstrate that it had reached
the required standards having a properly trained clerk and regularly
communicating with residents.
It also had to prove it is effectively and properly managed,
with members and the clerk upholding a high standard of conduct.
David Broadhurst the Town Clerk said: "This award is really
good news for both the residents of Bollington and the Town
Council itself. I believe the Town Council makes a valuable contribution
to the quality of life in Bollington. Councillors, who are
all volunteers, are committed to improving the town and retaining
its heritage. This award is a recognition of the quality of
service that has been evident for many years.”
Town Mayor Cllr. Shirley Sockett, pictured left receiving the
award, said: "I
am delighted that we have achieved this award. We all work hard
and I believe we are an active and efficient council, delivering
high quality services for the residents of Bollington."
"The panel looked in depth at how we work and also trawled through
a whole range of documentation from how we run our meetings,
what we achieve for the town to how we keep our accounts -
it was very thorough. We were also assessed on the commitment
of our councillors and the clerk and his staff. The clerk and
the Responsible Financial Officer have both recently attained
the Certificate in Local Council Administration."
"The Quality Parish Status award is proof of hard work and commitment
by the town hall staff and members to a standard of excellence
in public service."