Council shortlisted three times for national awards

Tower Hamlets Council has been selected for multiple awards Pic: Wikipedia.  

Tower Hamlets Council has been shortlisted in three categories for the prestigious Local Government Chronicle Awards, which recognises the work of local councils all over the country. 

The programme rewards and showcases councils for service excellencce and their dedication to their community. They have shortlisted Tower Hamlets Council in three different areas. 

Lutfur Rahman, Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets, told East London Lines, how happy he was about the shortlisting: “We’re on a journey in Tower Hamlets to deliver on the most ambitious agenda in local government – and tackling poverty, building more affordable homes and providing the best education possible for our young people are some of our top priorities, so it is extremely rewarding to see that we have been shortlisted for work in these areas. 

“To be shortlisted not just once – but three times – for such a highly competitive and prestigious awards event, is a fantastic achievement and testament to the hard-work and dedication of our officers in delivering such positive outcomes for the people of this borough.” 

The Council has been selected for the ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ category for working with students and schools to be diverse, anti-racist and inclusive, allowing students and others to feel welcomed and safe. 

The Tackling Poverty Team has been chosen for the ‘Medium Team of the Year’ category, and the ‘Small Team of the Year’ is their third shortlist, which Tower Hamlets’ Development Viability Team has been selected for, helping lower income people to afford homes and housing. 

Yesterday on X, Rahman said the Council had been working hard for the past two years “to deliver our ambitious plans for the people of Tower Hamlets.” 

The award night will be held in June.

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