A call for nominations has opened for the 2021 Cllr Awards, organised by the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) and fund manager, CCLA.
Now in their 12th year, the awards are the only national ceremony to recognise the work of individual local councillors in England. This year’s award categories celebrate the essential and varied work of councillors and include the coveted Community Champion, Leader of the Year and Young Councillor of the Year awards, alongside a new Resilience and Recovery category for 2021.
Nominations can be made by anyone who would like to recognise a councillor doing outstanding work for their community. They are open until Friday, 24 September with the 2021 Cllr Awards shortlist unveiled at the end of October.
Winners will be decided by a panel of judges composed of senior councillors and officers as well as leading stakeholders from across the local government sector. They will be revealed at this year’s ceremony, taking place on Wednesday, 1 December. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s awards ceremony will be held as a hybrid event with virtual link ups to a central London venue.
Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of LGIU, said:
Local government supports all of us, each and every day. On every street, in every town, up and down the country, it is the vital work of councillors that keeps things moving.
“Now is the time for us to support our local heroes by nominating those councillors who have stepped up to the plate during extraordinary circumstances to deliver for their communities.
“As we officially open nominations for Cllr Awards 2021, we welcome contributions from any member of the public as well as other councillors, officers and leaders. We look forward to once again receiving the highest calibre of nominations and showcasing the essential work of councillors in December.”
Rules for the nomination, shortlisting and selection process can be found here.