Councillor Achievement Awards
Published Wednesday, 20 February 2013
One Week to the Winner!
Cllr Christine Hamilton and Cllr Rohini Simbodyal have been shortlisted in the Local Government Information Unit’s prestigious ‘Councillor Achievement Awards’.
It is awarded to local councillors who go the extra mile for their residents, who make a positive change in their community and those who show dedication to their role.
Cllr Christine Hamilton was nominated for the ‘Partnership Achievement’ award. Nominated by Chief Superintendent Jane Johnson, she was put forward for the dynamic role she played in supporting Enfield 's Community Safety Partnership.
Cllr Rohini Simbodyal was nominated by Enfield Youth Parliament in the ‘Young Councillor’ category, and at 25 is the youngest councillor in Enfield .
As the Chair of the Children and Young People’s Scrutiny Panel she holds to account organisations which provide services to young people in Enfield .
Cllr Simbodyal, working with health and education professionals, set up a new referral system which identifies children with behavioural problems and low attainment so they can get support earlier to help keep them in education, employment and training.
She has also sponsored a programme to help improve the relationship between young people and the police.
Cllr Achilleas Georgiou, Deputy Leader said “I am extremely proud that Cllr Hamilton and Cllr Simbodyal have been shortlisted for the Council Achievement Awards.
“Both councillors work extremely hard in their wards, and their wider portfolios, to serve local people in what are fast becoming incredibly tough economic times. Both deal with key issues such as crime, health, young people in difficulty and all these areas are made worse when a borough suffers deprivation as parts of Enfield do.
“I am proud of both councillors and both deserve to win.”
Winners will be announced on the 25 February 2013.
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