Conservative Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council, Cllr Simon Robinson, has expressed his “pride and excitement” in the authority being nominated for the Council of the Year Award 2019.
Cllr Robinson told West Bridgford Wire:
“This is an incredible achievement to be one of only five Councils nominated in the country for the most prestigious award available for Local Authorities.
“Furthermore, we are the only District/Borough Council anywhere in the country to be nominated.
“It is a great testament to staff and members alike for years of hard work in making sure we reach out and deliver a great service all members of our communities, regardless of age, income, race and health.
“We do this by delivering very successful policies such as:
maintaining the lowest Council Tax in the county;
putting on a whole range of free events across the Borough such as Lark in The Park and the Rushcliffe Fun Run;
building more affordable homes than any other District Council in the county;
investing in top class leisure centres across the Borough; and
bringing jobs and regeneration to our town centres.
“And let’s not forget, only last year Rushcliffe was voted the top Commercial and Entrepreneurial Council in England, in recognition of projects including Bridgford Hall, the new Rushcliffe Arena and Cotgrave Town Centre Regeneration.
“And just a few weeks ago, Rushcliffe was named the third happiest area in the country in which to live!”