Quality council recognised by national award

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AN EXCELLENCE award won by a parish council could pave the way for the authority to take on more responsibility.

Last week Croughton Parish Council announced that it had been awarded Quality Status by the National Association of Local Councils. The national award requires a council to demonstrate to a panel that it represents the whole community, communicates with its residents, and that it is properly managed and responsible.

Croughton chairman Pamela Gelder, said they were thrilled to become only the 14th parish council in Northants to receive the award since it was set up in 2003 and added: “This is our new benchmark for serving our community and we look forward to continuing to improve our performance.

“In the future, the award may give us the opportunity to be given any devolved power, which will enable us to provide more locally beneficial services in Croughton.”