Two of Cornwall’s Councillors shortlisted to win an LGiU award

The hard work and achievements of two of Cornwall’s Councillors has been recognised by the Local Government information Unit (LGiU) following their nominations for an LGiU Councillor Achievement Award.

Both Cllr Rob Rotchell, Cornwall Council portfolio holder for adults and Cllr James Mustoe, Ward Member for Mevagissey have been shortlisted for awards, Rob for the Innovation and Service Transformation award and James for the Community Champion award.

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Cllr Julian German, Leader of Cornwall Council said: “The LGiU received nearly 250 nominations so getting this far is something that both Rob and James, and Cornwall as a whole can be proud of.

“It is only fair that the hard work of both of these councillors is recognised, Rob for his passion and dedication for his portfolio area, where he has led the way in galvanising and transforming the whole health and care system as the Council continues to face huge challenges to deliver adult care services with limited and stretched resources.”

Cllr German added:  Cllr Mustoe has also demonstrated passion in his role, stepping up to represent his community by his tireless campaigning for local services, most recently being a big part of a campaign which totally turned around the future of a vital Mevagissey GP surgery.”

The awards take place every year and are an opportunity to shine a light on the hard work of councillors across the UK. There are a number of categories for which individuals can be recognised, including:

  • Community Champion
  • Finance and economic development
  • Leader of the year
  • Environment and sustainability pioneer
  • Innovation and service transformation
  • Young councillor of the year
  • Lifetime achievement award

The winner in each category will be chosen by a judging panel comprised of senior councillors and officers as well as external stakeholders. The winners will be announced at the awards event on 5 November.

You can find out more information on the LGiU website 

Posted on 11 October