The National Association of Local Councils have judged Falmouth to be one of the best Councils in the land. The Council was runner up in the Star Council Awards.
The Association Chair Ken Browse said that the awards were a platform to celebrate the most pioneering work by local councils. The judges have been hugely impressed with the quality of work being done in local councils across the country.
When assessing Falmouth the judges noted that it was voted as the best place to live in the South West, because of the community spirit and environmental standards that were attributable to the work of the Town Team at the Council. The Council have taken over the management of its green spaces, CCTV, library, town events and festivals, youth services, public toilets and other services that residents have said they want to see kept. The judges regarded the Town Council as a beacon of excellence in joined up service delivery.
The Town Mayor Grenville Chappel (pictured with Town Clerk Mark Williams) says that this reflects the hard work of the councillors and staff in the way that we have consulted our community and worked in partnership with others, particularly regarding the engagement with the devolution of services to prevent them being lost to Falmouth.