Telford & Wrekin wins Co-op Council of the Year Award 2021!
The winner of the 2021 Co-op Council of the Year Award is Telford & Wrekin Council
Telford and Wrekin Council have been crowned Co-op Council of the Year after a public vote saw them go head-to-head with co-operative councils from across the UK. The award was announced on the eve of the LGA’s Virtual Annual Conference.
This is the third year that the CCIN has sponsored this Award, which is organised by Co-operatives UK, the network for Britain’s thousands of co-operative businesses as part of the wider Co-operative of the Year Awards.
Telford and Wrekin Council works for, and in partnership with, its local community with a vision to ‘protect, care and invest’ to create a better borough. These values drove its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which saw it support more than 22,000 households with vulnerable residents; recruit and engage more than 1,100 volunteers and work in partnership with 80 community groups.
The Council also has a strongtrack record of supporting the development of community groups. Supporting community-led initiatives to improve residents’ health is key to the Council’s approach to working with its community.
Thank you to everyone who voted for us!
Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council Cllr Shaun Davies said: “Thank you to everyone who voted for us. This Award is incredibly important to us because it demonstrates the support we have from our community and the people we strive to support every day.
“From the votes we achieved, it proves that people are happy with the Service we provide and that we really do listen to the feedback we get and, even more importantly, take that feedback and turn it into action.
“Co-operative values underpin how we deliver our services – and work for and in partnership with our local community, every day. This Award recognises the way we work for, and in partnership with our communities to ‘protect, care and invest’ to create a better borough.
“That’s why we’re an exemplar of what it means to be a co-operative council.”
Cllr Sharon Taylor OBE, Chair of the CCIN presents the Award to Cllr Shaun Davies who celebrates their success
Cllr Sharon Taylor OBE, Chair of the CCIN said: “Huge congratulations to Telford & Wrekin Council on becoming the Co-operative Council of the Year 2021.
“This Award provides an opportunity to highlight the innovative ways that co-operative councils have supported their communities throughout the pandemic, putting the co-op values and principles into practice.
“As Chair of the fastest growing network in local government, I was delighted to see so many of our leading councils being shortlisted this year; congratulations to all the nominees.
“Thank you to Co-operatives UK for organising the Coop of the Year Awards which play such an important part in promoting the role of co-operatives and co-operative councils in the UK economy.”