Stockport Council’s Outstanding Performance Recognised at Local Government Chronicle Awards

Stockport Council has once again been commended for its outstanding work, this time by the prestigious Local Government Chronicle awards 2024.

The LGC awards is one of the most important events in the local government calendar which every year sees Council staff commended for the work of teams across local government. This year Stockport was nominated for Best Small Team, Best Medium Team, Rising Star and Childrens Services.

For the Best Medium Team, Events & Hospitality staff were nominated for constantly reinvigorating their approach to events to ensure Stockport remains one of the best wedding venues around. The Stockport Family, Drug and Alcohol court were recognised for their pioneering work based on parents and professionals collaborating together to make a real difference in families lives. Meanwhile Luke Green narrowly missed out on the Rising Star award for his work on ensuring children got back to learning amid the RAAC crisis in schools.

Cllr Jilly Julian said,

“It’s great to see that even though we didn’t win all the awards we were up for, that Stockport council staff are rightly being recognised as amongst the best in the country. It can often get lost how hard Council staff work to make the lives of local people better, be it through improving the area or by directly providing the help and support people and local organisations need. We work with our Council staff every day, so we know how brilliant they are, but its excellent that they are getting their plaudits nationwide.”

Stockport’s winner came from the ‘Best Small Team Award’ which saw the Mayoral Development Corporation team take home the prize- presented by Stockport’s own Will Mellor. The MDC team is responsible for overseeing the regeneration in Stockport Town centre, which amongst other things, saw the new Stockport Interchange bus station and Viaduct Park open in spring.

Leader of the council, Cllr Mark Hunter said,

“It’s fantastic to get independent recognition of our teams amazing achievements, we know how hard they work to provide the best for the borough, all you have to do is walk through the Town Centre to see how good they really are, so it’s fantastic to see that one of the most important awards in local government agree with us. The multi-million pound development across the town centre is completely transformative and they show no sign of stopping.  Well done all!.”

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