MAJOR HONOUR: Eunice Campbell
NOTTINGHAM CITY Councillor Eunice Campbell has won a top local government award.
Campbell has been named a Councillor of the Year for her work in strengthening the joint working of health and adult services in Nottingham and forging new partnerships, particularly in areas such as childcare and drugs.
The Awards are run by the Local Government Information Units and honour those councillors who have gone the extra mile to improve their communities. They were presented by Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
The judges noted: “Health partnerships are amongst the hardest and most important partnerships for councils to forge and maintain and, as such, Councillor Campbell’s successful work in this area is all the more impressive. Her work has left Nottingham City Council in a much stronger position to fulfil its new public health responsibilities."
Campbell said that the award reflected the team effort of those she worked with. She said “I am privileged to receive this award for everyone in Nottingham who has been instrumental in bringing council and health services together so effectively over recent years.
“This is reflected in some multi-million pound projects such as our four new joint services centres and also in many other joint initiatives across the city. Through working together more strategically we have seen smoking rates reduce, a new Healthy Weight Strategy in place and the development of the Decade of Better Health health promotion campaign.”
She added “I am extremely proud of all that our successful partnership working has achieved and will continue to achieve within our own organisations and across Nottingham and I would like to thank everyone who has been involved for all their efforts and dedication."