Praise as award for Member development is achieved

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CAMBRIDGESHIRE County Council has been awarded the East of England Charter For Elected Member Development.

This national award recognises councils which are committed to helping councillors build their skills to enable them to play a leading role in the work of their authority and in their communities.

The Charter status, which lasts for three years, was awarded following an assessment process to ensure the Council met the core standards. This includes a commitment to developing and supporting councillors to enhance their existing skills or learn new ones in line with their changing role.

Cllr Steve Count, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Resources and Performance, was involved in the bid and said “I’m delighted that we’ve been recognised with this Charter. This enables us all to maximise our role as champions for our communities. It follows extensive work, following a scrutiny review, to commit to achieving excellence, part of which included the introduction of a Member led development programme.”