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Bollington Town Council has been officially declared a Quality Parish Council.

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.

 

Quality Parish Council awardThe 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."