Highland nominated for all Cosla Excellence Awards

SUDS Project
Inverness Sustainable Urban Drainage System Survey

For the first time, The Highland Council’s work has been nominated in all five categories of the Cosla Excellence Awards which showcases and celebrates innovative projects that are making a real difference to local communities across the country.

The local authority is delighted to announce that it has been long leeted and won Bronze Awards in each of the awards’ categories as follows:

  • Service innovation and improvement: The Highland Council, Handyperson Telecare Project.
  • Achieving better outcomes - The Highland Council - Programme of Alternatives to Out of Authority Placements for Young People of Highland.
  • Tackling inequalities and improving health: Highland Community Planning Partnership - Tackling Inequalities of Care Experienced Young People.
  • Strong and sustainable communities: The Highland Council - Inverness Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS) Survey.
  • Local matters: The Highland Council - School Closures - Informing Communities.

The long leeted applications are now being considered by the Excellence Awards judges, and their short leet of the top 3 applications from each category will be announced in January 2016. Highland Council will hear if they have been short leeted in January.

Leader of The Highland Council Councillor Margaret Davidson said: “This has been Highland Council’s most successful year ever in the history of the authority entering the Cosla Excellence Awards with 14 entries out of the maximum 15 allowed and 5 projects receiving Bronze Awards across each category.

“Congratulations to all the Council staff and individuals who have worked so hard and can see the results of their endeavours recognised. With fingers crossed we await the judges’ final decisions in January when we will hear if the projects achieve Silver or Gold level awards.”

For further information on the Excellence Awards and more detail on the entries visit http://www.awards.cosla.gov.uk/

31 Dec 2015