Caerphilly County Borough Council has been shortlisted in three categories at the APSE Annual Service Awards.
The council’s catering team and Sports, Leisure and Cultural Service, as well as its Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Regulatory Service, have been named as finalists in the Best Service Team category.
The catering team has received praise for its free school meal provision, while the staff in the Sports and Leisure service earned praise after stepping in to help deliver free school meals during the pandemic.
The Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Regulatory Service has been nominated for its contact tracing service.
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The winners will be announced at the APSE Annual Charity Awards Dinner, in aid of Parkinson’s UK, on Thursday, September 9.
The ceremony will be held in Birmingham.
Councillor Philippa Marsden, Leader of the council, said: “I am thrilled that Caerphilly Council has been recognised and made the finalists in three categories at this year’s APSE awards.
“Caerphilly County Borough Council strives to deliver the best possible service to our community so it’s wonderful to see that the authority’s hard work has been recognised on a national scale.”
Meanwhile, the council’s Chief Executive Christina Harrhy has been nominated for the Chief Executive of the Year award at the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards, which will be held in London on September 17. The council’s catering team has been nominated for the ‘Best Council Services Team’ category at the awards.
The council has also been nominated for the Council of the Year Award at the LGC Awards 2021, which will be held in November.
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