May 20 2013 Latest news:
Lee-Ann Richards, Reporter
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A Havering Councillor has been nominated for a national award.
Cllr Andrew Curtin, Cabinet member for Culture, Towns and Communities has been shortlisted for the Bruce-Lockhart member scholarship in the C’llr Achievement Awards.
The awards is in its fourth year and is run by The Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) and recognises and rewards individual councillors from across the country and political spectrum.
Cllr Curtin applied for the scholarship, which was established in recognition of the outstanding contribution to Local Government of former Kent County Council Leader and LGA Chairman, Lord Sandy Bruce-Lockhart.
He had to put forward a project proposal that the whole community would be able to benefit from.
If he wins the award, he will be given £10,000 to put his project into place.
The winners of the awards are set to be announced at the award ceremony on Monday February 25 with guests including Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, MP Eric Pickles.
Dr Jonathan Carr-West, acting chief exxecutive of LGiU said: “Councillors can often represent the unsung heroes of their community so the awards provide a fantastic chance to celebrate their achievements.
“We would personally like to thank all those who took the time to make a nomination.”