Swanley Town Council has just received the Gold Level in the Local Council Award Scheme which is the highest level achievable at this time.
The Quality Gold Award demonstrates that a Council is at the forefront of best practice and achieves excellence in governance, community leadership and Council development.
Quality Gold Councils provide leadership for their communities, bring people together, have excellent business planning processes, ensuring value for money as well as constantly seeking new innovations and opportunities to improve.
CEO for Swanley Mr Steve Nash said ‘ I am very pleased with the award which recognises the work of staff, councillors and volunteers within the community in providing an effective service. That is especially relevant at the moment as we coordinate the work of staff and volunteers to support the most vulnerable in society and help keep them safe’.
Swanley Town Council has recently purchased housing stock to help provide sustainable income from the future and has a number of projects being looked into to provide the town with more modern facilities, including a new Health Centre.
Mayor of Swanley Councillor Lesley Dyball said ‘this simply confirms the hard work which is put in by our staff every single day and I am very pleased with this achievement’.
The Town also boasts an Award Winning Park and is hoping for two Green Flag Awards this year for its other recreation area which lies in the centre of the town.