Southwark Council has been nominated for a prestigious ‘local authority of the year’ award – the only council in the capital to receive the honour.
The Municipal Journal (MJ), which organises the competition, will choose the winner based on innovation, its ability to demonstrate a clear vision, strong performance across services, excellent team work and strong financial management.
Leader of Southwark Council, Councillor Peter John, said: “People often tell me that Southwark should be bolder about celebrating its successes, but we’ve spent the last six years focusing on making Southwark a great place for our residents to live and work.
“However, we’re now at a point where I think our officers and councillors alike deserve some recognition for the work we’ve done to transform Southwark into the fantastic borough it is today, and becoming finalists for MJ’s Local Authority of the Year gives us that in spades.
“When the LGA’s peer review team visited Southwark late last year they found a council with a ‘can-do approach’ and a great deal to be proud of. We hope that the MJ agrees, and that their panel selects Southwark as Local Authority of the Year 2016.”