Finalists announced for APSE Service Awards – WLDC in running for four!

Date published: 27 November 2020
ASPE Service awards

West Lindsey District Council (WLDC) are in contention to win four national awards this December, in an award ceremony celebrating the very best in local government frontline services.

Earlier this week, APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) announced the 2020 finalists, which included WLDC being in contention to win awards in the following categories:

  • Best Efficiency and Transformation Initiative – Green Garden waste
  • Best Service Team of the Year: Street Cleansing and Streetscene Service (Public Realm)
  • Best Service Team of the Year: Cemetery and Crematorium Service – Lea Field Crematorium
  • Best Service Team of the Year: Sports, Leisure and Cultural service – Trinity Arts Centre

Leader of the WLDC, Cllr Owen Bierley, said: “I have no shame in telling everyone and anyone I meet that I represent West Lindsey District Council and have done for nearly 20-years. I believe this council stands out on its own, and to be picked and recognised in this way only strengthens my belief and my pride further.

“I know, from speaking to so many people as I have since becoming leader, that nothing will stop us in our quest to get better and better. I am excited by how far we can go, and how many other areas we can strengthen in, to best represent the residents of West Lindsey, in this challenging and humbling of times.

“Our recent investments in leisure facilities, such as a new leisure centre in Market Rasen, and significant investment in the town of Gainsborough, as well as a Crematorium set in a beautiful location just outside the town shows our commitment and our vision to helping and providing an excellent service to our residents.”

Chief Executive of WLDC, Ian Knowles, said: “This is recognition of the hard and determined work that goes on behind the scenes every single day. We have a commitment to never stop improving here at the council, and to be announced as finalists in these categories is an excellent milestone to reach, but it won’t stop us continuing to grow further.

“I am delighted also, that we are being recognised for some of our major projects – our recent investment in a new state-of-the-art Crematorium in Lea for instance, is an example of how we are always working to provide excellent service to our communities, directing our finances in places and areas our residents will truly value investment the most. I want to thank all of the staff who have worked tirelessly in what has been a challenging and incredibly difficult year for all of us.”

The awards will be announced on 16 December at a special online ceremony. For further details – please visit the APSE website.

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