National recognition for both Councils

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South Norfolk Council and Broadland District Council have been recognised for a national award

Both councils are finalists at the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards 2023, a prestigious annual event which honours local authorities and individuals from across the UK.

South Norfolk is a finalist in the ‘Public / Public Partnership’ category for the Help Hub, specifically the District Direct team.

This category recognises partnership working that tackles challenges, and improves services, is innovative and adds to local community life.

Working with the ethos of ‘nobody gets left behind’, the Help Hub consists of 34 partner organisations, all working together to provide 70 vital services to residents. Its approach is to deliver those services at the time they are most needed and will do the most good and most importantly, before issues escalate.

Broadland District Council is a finalist in the Economic Support category in recognition of its work at Broadland Innovation Centre. The Council has prioritised investment in infrastructure which fosters business growth in the Agrifood and Agritech sectors, and strengthens the local economy.

Managing Director of Broadland and South Norfolk Councils Trevor Holden said:

“It is really fantastic that both Councils have been recognised for their ground breaking work to improve the lives of residents and support local businesses, especially food and drink producers. This recognition underpins the importance of the relationship that district councils have with their local communities, partners and business sectors. It is our local knowledge and our understanding of the issues that allows us to take advantage of opportunities and drive improvements that help the districts thrive.”

Published: 10 March 2023