Driving up highway standards in county

Northumberland County Council's highways team has been short-listed in the most improved performer category of the prestigious annual APSE performance networks awards.

Wednesday, 13th December 2017, 11:50 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th December 2017, 11:53 am
Councillor Glen Sanderson on the A697

These high-profile awards mark both the best performing authorities and the most improved for their achievements with categories being dedicated to each service area.

APSE performance networks is the largest voluntary public-sector benchmarking service across the UK.

Finalists are selected based on those authorities who have participated in performance networks and who have demonstrated continuous improvement in the services they provide.

Northumberland’s highways team has been an active member of APSE for several years, and this year has been nominated for the ‘Most Improved Council’ in the highways category.

Cllr Glen Sanderson, cabinet member for the environment and local services at the council said: “This is a really significant achievement for Northumberland at a national level. It recognises the hard work and dedication of our highways team and highlights the significant improvements that we are making to Northumberland’s roads.”

APSE Chief Executive Paul O’Brien added: “We’re absolutely delighted with the calibre of finalists in this year’s APSE performance networks awards. As budgets continue to be squeezed, using data intelligently has now become vital to ensuring excellence in frontline service delivery. In today’s digital age information is power, and these awards highlight how invaluable high quality performance information is to strengthening local government’s frontline services.”