Quality Gold Award for Chippenham Town Council

30th July 2020 / News archive

Quality Gold Award for Chippenham Town Council

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Quality Gold Award.


The National Association of Local Council Quality Gold Award Scheme demonstrates that a council is at the forefront of best practice and achieves excellence in governance, community leadership and council development.

The accreditation panel commented on the Council’s website; how easy it is to navigate and the quality of the information included, as well as the professional presentation of the information. The panel also drew attention to the range of events, collaboration and engagement with a diverse range of groups in the community.

The application statements showing how the Council ensures that it delivers value for money, meets its duties in relation to bio-diversity and crime and disorder, provides leadership in planning for the future, manages performance as a corporate body and manages staff to achieve the business plan, demonstrate the breadth of work and services that Chippenham Town Council undertakes for the benefit of its residents as well as having the essential plans, policies and procedures in place to make the delivery extremely efficient.

The Gold Award also recognised the successful work the Town Council has delivered in achieving many other externally validated awards and recognition including Purple Flag, LGA Peer Review, South West in Bloom for Town Centre Gold, South West in Bloom Parks for John Coles Park and Stanley Park Sports Ground 5 stars, Green Flag and an accredited museum.

Mayor of Chippenham, Councillor Teresa Hutton said “The NALC Gold Status award is wonderful recognition of the hard work and collaborative approach taken by officers, councillors, community groups and organisations to improve the quality of town life in Chippenham.”

Quality Gold councils provide leadership for their communities, bring people together, and 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.

Leader of Chippenham Town Council, Councillor Sandie Webb said of the award, “This is well deserved for the staff and Councillors who have worked hard over the past three years to provide superb facilities and services for the residents of the town. Chippenham is in a good place to face all of the challenges that are inevitable in the near future, and the award underlines the council’s ability to meet those challenges.”