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Category: Awards, community, Government, enfield council, community involvement award
Enfield Council struck gold after winning the prestigious 'Community Involvement Award’ at the LGC Awards at London’s Grosvenor House on the (11 March).
After review by a panel of judges, made up of senior and influential figures from the public sector, Enfield Council was presented with the award. The judges said this project ticked all the boxes and showed how quality was significantly improved across a range of services. They also stated it is a model that should be replicated as best practice.
The bid showed how Enfield Council is developing resilient communities by giving local people more opportunities to influence the issues that matter to them and shape the environment in which they live. It focused on projects that allow service users and their families to shape and monitor services that providing advice and support in their neighbourhoods and across the borough.
The shortlisting in the Entrepreneurial Council category, for which we were highly commended, recognised that Enfield Council has put enterprise and entrepreneurship at the heart of its agenda for tackling the issues our diverse communities face. The Housing Initiative shortlisting demonstrated that the council has embarked on an innovative and comprehensive programme to tackle fuel poverty, increase the number of homes available in Enfield while improving the condition and management of existing homes.
Cllr Doug Taylor, the Leader of Enfield Council said “We are both excited and extremely proud to have won this most prestigious award from the LGC.
“The winning projects showcase the unique solutions that Enfield Council is using to tackle the issues that confront us every day by providing real opportunities for local people to shape the services they use, and use their experiences to provide support and advice to others.
“'Here in Enfield we put people first, and are delighted that the LGC recognised our innovative thinking and the solutions and benefits it brings to everyone in our borough.”
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