Top quality council recognised for community relationships

NAILSEA Town Council has been awarded a prestigious hallmark for the way it operates. The council has been granted Quality Council Status by the National Association of Local Councils. The status is achieved by less than five per cent of the UK's town and

NAILSEA Town Council has been awarded a prestigious hallmark for the way it operates.The council has been granted Quality Council Status by the National Association of Local Councils.The status is achieved by less than five per cent of the UK's town and parish councils.Those which hold the special designation have to demonstrate that they meet specific standards in their administration and governance and also that they established strong relationships with community organisations. Other criteria include assessing the way the council communicates with residents and the requirement for the clerk to be professionally qualified.Nailsea Town Council chairman Marston Dufty said: "I am absolutely delighted that the achievements of the clerk and his staff. "The town council has been recognised by the granting of Quality Council status. Achieving this distinction could be the opportunity for the council to assume greater responsibilities in the future and places even more emphasis on understanding and being responsive to the needs of residents.