Gold Award for Raunds Town Council

Raunds Town Council are delighted to announce that they have become the first council in Northamptonshire to be awarded the Gold Standard, under the Local Council Award Scheme.

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) scheme is open to around 10,000 Local Councils in England and Wales. The scheme celebrates the successes of the very best local councils.

There are three levels of award, Foundation, Quality and the top award of Gold. NALC describes councils who achieve the Gold Award as being “a council that is at the forefront of best practice and achieves excellence in governance, community leadership and council development. Quality Gold councils provide leadership for their communities, bring people together, have excellent business planning processes, ensuring value for money as well as constantly seeking new innovations and opportunities to improve. They highlight the very best we, as a sector, can achieve for our communities”.

Nationally only 26 councils have achieved the gold level of award.

Cllr Helen Howell Mayor of Raunds said “We are absolutely delighted that Raunds Town Council has achieved the highest level, GOLD award. We are so proud to be one of only 26 out of 10,000 Councils to have achieved this. We have been recognised for our commitment over the last two years in enhancing all services, governance and improvements within the town. This award acknowledges the hard work and dedication that the Councillors and staff have given to improve our town. The Councillors are absolutely committed to making Raunds a better place to live, work, invest and visit.

From left to right picture shows; Cllr Helen Howell; Mayor of Raunds, Fiona Baker; Chair of the accreditation Panel and Kate Houlihan; Town Clerk

6 thoughts on “Gold Award for Raunds Town Council

  • 17th March 2017 at 8:00 am
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    Thats brilliant, perhaps with their new found fame they can persuade someone to sign off some roadworks money to enable Anglia water to fix the water leak on London Road save wasting it all running down the road until June

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  • 17th March 2017 at 7:06 pm
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    Can we have some comments on the proposed 20.000 pounds to be spent on a stupid band stand on Raunds Square .when parking with over a thousand new houses being built will soon be impossible.
    I remember one comment before all were taken off some one said a band stand would be good for young people to hang out .As far as i am concerned thats a load of rubbish which be thrown in the B.S.
    One may one what would hang out when the pubs turn out.
    Available car parking in Ringstead.

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  • 17th March 2017 at 7:43 pm
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    I’m not apposed to a bandstand as long as we have cctv cameras around the square also to deter any vandalism(big hope i know) , we cannot stop doing things because of or in fear of vandals/hooligans???
    As for the parking problems(and vandalism)STOP BUILDING HOUSES!!! Cut down on population? More houses means more people means more cars and inevitabley more crime! It stands to reason,it’s common sense! You cannot keep building and building until there’s NO countryside left and Stanwick and Ringstead are merged into Raunds???
    Stop making Raunds(or any surrounding villages)bigger ,it is NOT progress if you are destroying the countryside/ planet!? The only reason it happens is because some greedy development company makes millions from it and Egotistical Councillors need to make a name for themselves by justifying there term in office/earn browny points??? I wonder how long this will remain on post???

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  • 17th March 2017 at 7:51 pm
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    Well said Chopper Watts.the only comments are we supposed to have cctv on the square already for a number of years .plus outside
    Websters and bank (that was)
    I know a bandstand for square was discussed some years ago.but so many objections it was thrown out.
    Rushden B.S.was set fire to and Wellingboro B.S was all but wrecked.
    Philip.

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  • 19th March 2017 at 6:11 pm
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    Tracey Chambers. I note you say a grant £20,000 has not as yet been approved .Can you please just explain the print out from Mr Turner.
    R.T V. Thankyou. P.c.

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  • 20th March 2017 at 9:25 pm
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    Sorry just curious for what?
    No bank. No shops. Public money wasted on the square. Tiny market. Hardly anyone turning out on Queens jubilee as council hadn’t organised anything? The town is turning into a ghost town. Way to many houses are being built with absolutely no infrastructure and last time I spoke to the council about this I was told..”it’ll sort itself out”. I’m amazed. Or have I missed something?

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