Char­ter for coun­cil­lor train­ing

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

A COUN­CIL has re­ceived a char­ter for its work de­vel­op­ing and train­ing coun­cil­lors.

Cam­bridgeshire County Coun­cil has been awarded the East of Eng­land Char­ter For Elected Mem­ber De­vel­op­ment.

The na­tional award recog­nises coun­cils which are com­mit­ted to help­ing coun­cil­lors build their skills to en­able them to play a lead­ing role in the work of their au­thor­ity and in their com­mu­ni­ties.

The char­ter sta­tus, which lasts for three years, was awarded fol­low­ing an as­sess­ment process to en­sure the coun­cil met stan­dards in­clud­ing a com­mit­ment to sup­port coun­cil­lors to en­hance their ex­ist­ing skills or learn new ones.

Cllr Steve Count, cab­i­net mem­ber for re­sources and per­for­mance, said: “I’m de­lighted that we’ve been recog­nised with this char­ter.

“This en­ables us all to max­imise our role as cham­pi­ons for our com­mu­ni­ties. It fol­lows ex­ten­sive work, to com­mit to achiev­ing ex­cel­lence.”

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