Local Council Awards Scheme and the General Power of Competence

Setting the standard: Local Council Award Scheme

On 6th January 2015 the Local Council Award Scheme was launched by the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC), which has been agreed and approved following extensive consultation by sector stakeholders represented on the Improvement and Development Board including the National Association of Local Councils, the Society of Local Council Clerks, the Local Government Association, the Department for Communities and Local Government and Stafforshire Parish Councils Association. This scheme replaces Quality Council Status. 

The new scheme will celebrate the successes of the very best local councils, and provide a framework to support all local councils to improve and develop to meet their full potential. It encourages progression by including three award levels: Foundation, Quality and Quality Gold, and offers councils the opportunity to show that they meet the standards set by the sector, assessed by their peers, and to put in place the conditions for continued improvement.

Brewood and Coven Parish Council was awarded Quality Status in March 2017 and will hold this prestigious award for the next four years.  We will continue to maintain our high standards and endeavour to improve and develop within the sector. 

The Clerk holds the Certificate in Local Council Administration and is also a member of the Institute of Local Council Management.

In August 2016 the Council was in a postion to use the General Power of Competence in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 which gives greater power to work in new ways and develop new services and partnerships.