Holmes Chapel Parish Council is delighted to have once again received Quality Gold Status in the National Association of Local Council's (NALC) Award Scheme. This is the highest level that can be achieved.
This achievement recognises that the council achieves good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement. Moreover, Holmes Chapel Parish Council goes above and beyond their legal obligations, leading their communities and continuously seeking opportunities to improve and develop even further.
The Local Council Award Scheme is a peer assessed programme that has been designed to both provide the tools and encouragement to those councils at the beginning of their improvement journeys, as well as promoting and recognising councils that are at the cutting edge of the sector. It is through the sector working together to share best practice, drive up standards and supporting those who are committed to improving their offer to their communities that individual councils and the sector as a whole will reach its full potential.
Holmes Chapel Parish Council were originally awarded the Quality Gold accreditation back in May 2016. The accreditation lasts for 4 years, and we reapplied at the end of 2020. It is not a simple process, and a lot of work has been done to ensure we meet all the criteria for this top level award.
Chairman Cllr Chris Jackson says, 'We are delighted to have once again received Quality Gold Status. Holmes Chapel Parish Council is committed to serving our village to the best of our ability and work hard to do what we can to improve the lives of our residents.'
More information about the Council Award Scheme can be found at: https://www.nalc.gov.uk/our-work/local-council-award-scheme
Photo shows the Clerk, Tina Cartlidge, and Chairman Cllr Chris Jackson with the Quality Gold Award