Liberal Democrat led Cheltenham Borough Council were awarded silver in the Working Together category at the prestigious iESE Awards, aimed at celebrating local authorities and public services from across the UK.
iESE recognised the work by the council during the Covid-19 pandemic, including a rapid response in modifying services for residents and local businesses.
Collecting the award at the event on 8th September, Cllr Rowena Hay said:
"I’m thrilled that the council has won this prestigious accolade. Team Cheltenham rose to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. The council showed proactive and innovative responses, supporting nearly 1,000 Cheltenham residents during the COVID-19 lockdown thanks to a partnership approach with the Cheltenham Trust and Cheltenham Borough Homes as part of the Gloucestershire Help Hub.
"Communities and businesses also saw support grants being swiftly paid and represented a lifeline to many. The council has also been recognised for our ambitious roadmap to lead recovery, continuing our progress to make Cheltenham the Cyber Capital of the UK as part of the overarching Golden Valley development, which will bring sustainable infrastructure, housing and employment opportunities."