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NALC’s Star Councils 2018 celebrates the positive impact local councils, councillors, county associations and clerks make to their communities, recognising the achievements of the local council sector. We encourage everyone who has gone above and beyond to make a positive, local change to put themselves forward.

Deadline for nominations is Friday 17 August 2018, with the awards ceremony taking place at the annual conference dinner on 30 October 2018.

NALC is delighted to invite entries to the Star Council Awards, which we are running for the fourth successive year in 2018.  The awards are a fantastic opportunity for local councils, councillors, clerks and county associations to showcase how they have made a positive difference locally. They are the only awards in England to recognise the contribution local councils make to their communities.

This year, the theme of the awards will be how local councils have engaged with their communities and made a positive impact on them. We are encouraging anyone who has made a difference to people living in their area to put themselves forward.

Over the years, the awards have received hundreds of nominations from every corner of England. This year, NALC would like to build on that success and see even more nominations submitted by councils, county associations, community members and MPs.

It is FREE to enter the awards and there are five categories:

  1. Young councillor of the Year
  2. Clerk of the Year
  3. Councillor of the Year
  4. County association Outstanding Project of the Year
  5. Council of the Year – decided by public vote

To give you more of a say on who wins awards, this year, the Council of the Year category will be decided by a public vote.

Being a Star Council Awards winner not only gives local councils national recognition for the services they have provided to their community but also allows them to share their expertise with their peers. Winners will be announced at awards dinner at the Annual Conference, taking place on 30 October 2018 at DoubleTree by Hilton in Milton Keynes.