Merton shortlisted for top award

Merton Council has been shortlisted for Best Achieving Council, one of the top local government industry accolades.

The MJ Achievement Awards is an annual event which recognises the top performing councils in the country. The Best Achieving category recognises not just one area of the council, but the achievements of the council right across the organisation.

Six councils have been shortlisted in total from across the country. The overall winner will be announced on 20 June. Previous winners have included councils with a strong management team and cabinet who work together to drive innovation and high performance across the authority, have a clear vision, strong forward planning and evidence of delivering successful services.

As well as being shortlisted for Best Achieving Council, Merton’s legal team has also been shortlisted in the Best Legal Services category.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: “I am extremely proud Merton has been recognised and shortlisted for these top awards. The success of the council relies on the hard work of our staff, our partners and the many community groups we work with across the borough. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved with the council and their important contribution which has led to Merton being shortlisted for these awards.”