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Here we grow again!! Council gears up for more awards after chronicling success stories

10 November 2017

Local Government Chronicle awards ceremony.

Rochdale is in the running for 2 more prestigious local government awards after judges were wowed by the council's drive to deliver high class services across the borough.

The council has been shortlisted for gongs in the 'driving growth' and 'digital council of the year' categories at the national Local Government Chronicle awards ceremony.

'Held annually, the awards are the biggest and most coveted in local government, where councils compete to be recognised for their best practice and innovative services.'

The council impressed judges with its drive to deliver growth through ambitious projects like the £250 million regeneration of Rochdale town centre, business rate discounts and an exciting new project to build 40 industrial micro units to help businesses stay in the borough as they grow.

And the council's digital innovation has been praised again, with Rochdale one of 7 councils shortlisted for 'digital council of the year' thanks to its visionary approach to transforming digital delivery.

Last year the council scooped the health and social care prize at the awards ceremony for its pioneering intermediate tier service.

Steve Rumbelow, the council's chief executive, said: "We are delighted to have been shortlisted for these prestigious awards. It is a credit to council staff who, day in day out, deliver award winning services across the borough. Our innovative policies, bringing people and place together, and working with the private sector to create jobs, boost investment and increase prosperity are being recognised nationally. That is something we can all be proud of."

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, 21 March 2018 at the awards ceremony which will be attended by over 1,000 people from local government and its partner organisations.

The full list of finalists can be found at LGC Awards 2018.

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