Council in the running for five awards

Warrington Guardian: Kath O'Dwyer Kath O'Dwyer

WARRINGTON Borough Council is in the running for five top awards - one of only three councils in the country to chalk up such success.

The council has been shortlised the maximum five times for the Local Government Chronicle (LCG) awards, in children’s services, innovation, community involvement, most innovative service delivery model, and campaign of the year.

Kath O’Dwyer, executive director for families and wellbeing, said: “To be shortlisted at all is brilliant but to be one of the authorities that has been shortlisted in the most categories, particularly when the number and quality of entries has reportedly been so high, is incredible and a true reflection of the hard work and dedication of officers in Warrington.”

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6:08pm Sun 12 Jan 14

MikeJT says...

I honestly cant make up my mind whether to say "well done" or simply ask just how bad the rest were.
I honestly cant make up my mind whether to say "well done" or simply ask just how bad the rest were. MikeJT

6:37pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Nick Tessla says...

"Campaign of the year" ? Was that the much derided WBC campaign that claimed cannabis was worse than heroin or the Labour leadership's campaign to stamp out free speech in council meetings, even if it means setting the Police on one of their own councillors?
"Campaign of the year" ? Was that the much derided WBC campaign that claimed cannabis was worse than heroin or the Labour leadership's campaign to stamp out free speech in council meetings, even if it means setting the Police on one of their own councillors? Nick Tessla

7:19pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Freeborn John says...

At the last count there were 15 executives who pick up over a hundred grand at WBC.
It looks like all the Hundred Thousand Pound clubs around the country get together once a year in an orgy of self congratulation.
How nice.
At the last count there were 15 executives who pick up over a hundred grand at WBC. It looks like all the Hundred Thousand Pound clubs around the country get together once a year in an orgy of self congratulation. How nice. Freeborn John

7:33pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Karlar says...

“To be shortlisted at all is brilliant but to be one of the authorities that has been shortlisted in the most categories, particularly when the number and quality of entries has reportedly been so high, is incredible and a true reflection of the hard work and dedication of officers in Warrington.”
Shortlisted by whom and judged against what/which criteria?
“To be shortlisted at all is brilliant but to be one of the authorities that has been shortlisted in the most categories, particularly when the number and quality of entries has reportedly been so high, is incredible and a true reflection of the hard work and dedication of officers in Warrington.” Shortlisted by whom and judged against what/which criteria? Karlar

9:23pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Rowdie says...

Karlar wrote:
“To be shortlisted at all is brilliant but to be one of the authorities that has been shortlisted in the most categories, particularly when the number and quality of entries has reportedly been so high, is incredible and a true reflection of the hard work and dedication of officers in Warrington.”
Shortlisted by whom and judged against what/which criteria?
Yes it sounds good...and if it is as reported; give credit where it is due. I have been impressed by how much money the town has received from central government for major improvements to our hospital and council housing program. And on that basis I do believe the council should reciprocate to central government by taking the 1% offered by the government and cap the Council Tax instead of refusing the 1% and putting up our rates by 1.9% to rake in the extra 0.9%.
Also the 15 council officers or any others who are 'awarding' themselves over £100,000 salaries is an absolute disgrace. There will be many others who are able and willing to do the job for a half of that.
[quote][p][bold]Karlar[/bold] wrote: “To be shortlisted at all is brilliant but to be one of the authorities that has been shortlisted in the most categories, particularly when the number and quality of entries has reportedly been so high, is incredible and a true reflection of the hard work and dedication of officers in Warrington.” Shortlisted by whom and judged against what/which criteria?[/p][/quote]Yes it sounds good...and if it is as reported; give credit where it is due. I have been impressed by how much money the town has received from central government for major improvements to our hospital and council housing program. And on that basis I do believe the council should reciprocate to central government by taking the 1% offered by the government and cap the Council Tax instead of refusing the 1% and putting up our rates by 1.9% to rake in the extra 0.9%. Also the 15 council officers or any others who are 'awarding' themselves over £100,000 salaries is an absolute disgrace. There will be many others who are able and willing to do the job for a half of that. Rowdie

10:14pm Sun 12 Jan 14

grey-area says...

But what have they done that they have been nominated for?
But what have they done that they have been nominated for? grey-area

11:09am Mon 13 Jan 14

MAD 4 IT says...

WARRINGTON ROADS ARE FULL OF "POTHOLES" AND WARRINGTON BOROUGH COUNCIL GET A "AWARD" !!!!!!!! ????????????????
WARRINGTON ROADS ARE FULL OF "POTHOLES" AND WARRINGTON BOROUGH COUNCIL GET A "AWARD" !!!!!!!! ???????????????? MAD 4 IT

3:19pm Mon 13 Jan 14

WAFiver says...

Hahahahahahahahaha..
.etc...ad infinitum...
Hahahahahahahahaha.. .etc...ad infinitum... WAFiver

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