Quedgeley Parish Council
We are now a Quality Parish Council!
After many months working on a submission for quality status Quedgeley Parish Council is extremely pleased to announce that it has been officially recognised as a Quality Parish Council. To reach the necessary standard the parish council had to satisfy an independent panel of experts that it provided services beyond those of a normal parish council. In order to achieve this the council had to produce evidence in respect of ten categories such as showing that it acts in an open and transparent manner, that it is accessible to members of the public, it is democratic and operates within the law. We also had to show that we were properly and effectively managed with a suitably qualified Clerk who with the councillors uphold a high standard of conduct.
Peter Richardson, your Parish Clerk, said “This award is excellent news for both the local residents and the Parish Council. I believe that the Parish Council makes a great contribution to the quality of life in Quedgeley. The councillors, who are all volunteers, are committed to improving the parish and providing facilities that would not otherwise be available. This award recognises the excellent work that we do in the parish”.
The panel enquired into how we work, how we run our meetings, what we have achieved, how we keep our accounts as well as many other areas—they were very thorough. They also assessed the commitment of your councillors, the clerk and his staff and had to be satisfied as to the standard of service provided to our residents. Your Parish Chair, Anna Mozol, receiving the award from Kim Bedford, Chief Officer to the Gloucestershire Association of Parish And Town Councils, on behalf of the council said “I am absolutely delighted that we have received this award. All of us here at the council work hard for local residents, to provide high quality services to help in making Quedgeley a place to be proud of and we strive to improve on and add to the facilities in the parish.”