Charter for councillor training
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.”