More than 1,200 local authority professionals last night gathered at Grosvenor House, London to celebrate the very best in local government.

The LGC Awards are the biggest and best ceremony recognising the achievements of officers and politicians in local government – and last night’s ceremony was the 28th time the Local Government Chronicle event has been held.

The LGC Awards see entries from council teams across the UK judged by other councils’ senior officers, with the aim being to promote new innovation that can inspire other councils to improve their own services.

Actor and presenter Will Mellor announced the winners including Council of the Year, Great Yarmouth BC.

LGC editor Sarah Calkin said:

“….There is surely no greater demonstration of how important local government is to the functioning of the country than its delivery of democracy itself and no better illustration of the willingness of the sector to step up and serve than that this election comes when you had only just finished delivering the last one….but you all know this

“The LGC Awards 2024 shortlist is full of tales of dedicated teams and individuals going above and beyond day after day, week after week, often in extremely challenging circumstances to care for the most vulnerable in your communities, deliver the vital services we all rely on every day, and convene, champion – whatever it takes – to support your places to thrive….

“….But the LGC awards is about more than just one night, It is about sharing the secrets of success, and amplifying the innovation and creativity taking place across the sector….

Congratulations to all our winners and finalists. LGC would also like to thank everyone that took the time to enter, the attendees, judges and valued sponsors without whose support holding these awards would not be possible.

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