Gislingham Parish Council wins prestigious award from local government scheme

Sarah Foote from Suffolk Association of Local Councils presents the award to Councillor Chris Pitt, Chairman of Gislingham Parish Council.
Sarah Foote from Suffolk Association of Local Councils presents the award to Councillor Chris Pitt, Chairman of Gislingham Parish Council.

Gislingham Parish Council joined prestigious company after it became only the second council in Suffolk to win the Quality Level Award from the Local Council Award Scheme.

It received the accolade, which is part of a national peer-assessed programme that encourages and promotes high-performing councils, following a report which highlighted particular areas of strength, including its commitment to community engagement.

At the award presentation, Sarah Foote of the Suffolk Association of Local Councils (SALC) praised the efforts of outgoing clerk Terry Williams, and thanked the councillors for their work in striving to be a Quality Council.

Council chairman Chris Pitt also hailed councillors for how they had tranformed the body’s functions and achievements in such a short space of time.