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Quality Status awarded to Riccall Parish Council

Quality Status

The Council was delighted to hear recently that it had been awarded 'Quality Status.' The aim of this scheme has always been to promote benchmark minimum standards for Parish and Town Councils and to help Councils achieve even higher levels of professionalism and help to cement their position as community leaders.

Riccall Parish Council submitted a portfolio of evidence showing information on policies, procedures, annual reports, electoral mandates, meetings, communication and community engagement, accounts, code of conduct, promoting local democracy and citizenship, on-going training and the professional qualifications of the Clerk and Finance Officer. The information was assessed by an independant panel of experts, who congratulated Riccall Parish Council on a 'very good application' and who were pleased to award the benchmark of 'Quality Status.'

Riccall Parish Council is now recognised as being within the top 4% of local councils nationally. We are very proud of the Council and of our Community in Riccall and hope that you are too.

Local MP Nigel Adams said, "I am not surprised that Riccall Parish Council has been awarded this status and I congratulate them on this great achievement. Riccall is an excellent example of how Parish Councils should engage with local residents."

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