MK Council was named the Best Performer in the APSE ‘Road, Highways and Winter Maintenance’ category this week.
Each year the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) ask local councils across the UK to submit entries into the different award categories. The panel of judges then assess the overall performance of those local authorities before announcing the outright winner.
The Council’s Highways team submitted an entry into the ‘Roads, Highways and Winter Maintenance’ category showing the high levels of service, best practice and innovation from their frontline officers and service provider Ringway over the last year.
Cllr Lauren Townsend, Cabinet Member for Public Realm said, ‘I’m delighted that the hard work and efforts of the Council’s highways team and Ringway has been recognised through this award.’
‘This is richly deserved by all the staff who work round the clock in all weathers either gritting, mending the roads and redways, fixing street lights and all the other activities they carry out to keep the public highways safe for us.’
APSE Chief Executive Paul O'Brien said, "APSE’s data benchmarking service allows local government to recognise those top performing authorities alongside those who are striving to continuously improve their frontline services. Right across local government our member councils are using our benchmarking data to manage reduced budgets, generate income, improve service performance and ultimately protect our local neighbourhoods.”