Council pair given award for making £3.5m savings

11:41 27 February 2014

Cllr Stephen Edwards, left, and David Ray. Credit Keith Mindham

Cllr Stephen Edwards, left, and David Ray. Credit Keith Mindham

Copyright: Keith Mindham Photography 2014. This image is 'Licenced for Use' to: Forest Heath St Edmundsbury press & marketing. Y

A pair of councillors who have helped save millions of pounds after two councils merged have been recognised with a national award.

Stephen Edwards, of Forest Heath District Council, and Dave Ray, of St Edmundsbury Borough Council, have been given a joint award by the CCLA for outstanding contribution to financial performance.

The councillors are portfolio holders for resources and performance for their respective councils and were nominated after making £3.5 million savings.

Cllr Edwards, who is also a Brandon Town councillor, said: “We were the only joint nomination for an award and I think we won because we are a good example of how councils can work together to achieve so much. Our way of working very much fits the government ethos for shared services.”

Cllr Ray said: “This award reflects the tremendous work of so many people at both councils, staff and elected members. We’re extremely proud to have won the award on behalf of everyone.”


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    ingo wagenknecht

    Sunday, March 2, 2014

  • So councillors are now getting awards for doing what they are supposed to do anyway. Saving council tax payers money. You couldnt make it up.

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    Thursday, February 27, 2014

  • Clunk. That was Alecto falling to the floor at the shock of finding two councillors doing what they are supposed to do.

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    Thursday, February 27, 2014

  • Yes, and it took our EDP reporters some searching to find Cllr. in the east of England who represent their people and manage to scrap the councils well being and happy partying budgets. Also good to know that these two are not waving their party political flags in celebration. Well done, but what of NCC and the long run of an increasingly nepotistic Norwich City Labour council.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Saturday, March 1, 2014

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