East Riding of Yorkshire Council up for overall top of the class at national APSE Service Awards

Wed, 12 Sep 2018

The Association for Public Service Excellence (ASPE) has shortlisted East Riding of Yorkshire council for six of its annual service awards for 2018, aimed at celebrating outstanding achievement and innovation within local government service delivery across the country.

The council is in the running for the overall award of Council of the Year in Service Delivery 2018, alongside notable finalists including:

  • London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

  • Nottingham City Council

  • Birmingham City council

  • City and County of Swansea Council

  • Durham County Council

  • Nottingham City Council,

  • Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

  • Telford & Wrekin Council

  • Cheshire West & Chester Council.

Leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, said: “There is no better reward than being recognised for the excellent work the council does to provide the best quality of service it can in the East Riding. For APSE to nominate us for their most prestigious national award is a testament to the quality we achieve and maintain as a council and set a benchmark for other councils across the country to strive for.

“The council is especially proud to be representing the whole of Yorkshire in the overall service award category.”

In the Best Health and Wellbeing Initiative (including Social Care) category, the council is up against the likes of Exeter City Council, Derbyshire County Council and Cheshire West and Chester Council.

The council’s joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy that aims to prevent avoidable disease and injury through initiatives that promote wellbeing and prevent ill health across all aspects of residents daily life has helped achieve the nomination among a strong field of other councils.

Councillor Parnaby added: “This is the first time in four years we have been nominated for the APSE Health and Wellbeing Initiative Award. We are really pleased that our work has been recognised for the second time at a national level. It reminds all of us that our work is important to the community and that we provide the best possible service we can.”

The council has also been shortlisted for best service team in four categories:

  • Highways, Winter Maintenance and Street Lighting Service

  • Transport and Fleet Maintenance Service

  • Waste Management and Recycling Service

  • Sports, Leisure and Cultural Service.

“To have not just one, but four nominations for the services that help the public most directly in their day-to-day lives is an incredible achievement for the council,” said Councillor Parnaby.

The winners of the APSE Annual Service Awards 2018 will be announced in the city of Edinburgh on Thursday, 13 September.

For more information regarding other nominees for the APSE National Service Awards, visit