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City of York Council up for regional award

York city council

11:23am 25th October 2011

City of York has been shortlisted for a regional award recognising the best local authorities in Yorkshire and Humber.

The council has been shortlisted for the Making a Difference overall award, at the Local Government Yorkshire and Humber (LGYH) Awards. The award is the most prestigious at the event, recognising Leadership and Contribution to the Development of Local Authorities in Yorkshire and Humber.

The council has been nominated for its work on welfare, housing, the fairness agenda, the authority’s national nomination as Creative Council and for the high profile role the leader of the council and chief executive have on the regional agenda.

The other Local Authorities nominated for the top award this year are:

  • Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • North East Lincolnshire Council
  • Scarborough Borough Council
  • West Yorkshire Police Authority

Councillor James Alexander, leader of City of York Council, said:

“I’m delighted that the hard work and dedication of officers and councillors has been recognised by Local Government for Yorkshire and Humber.

"York has a key role in the region, geographically, economically and socially, and it’s vital that we work with partners across the region to raise the profile of the area nationally and internationally.”

City of York Council has also been shortlisted for an ‘Outstanding Achievement in Collaberative and Partnership working’ for its work on Upfaders – a youth music project based in York, run by professional DJs and producers.

The results will be announced on 17 November.

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