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Awards and national schemes that recognise the best achievements for our council services.

West Lothian Council has been recognised over the years by a range of national local government award schemes including:

Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) Excellence Awards

The COSLA Excellence Awards is intended to recognise high quality public services that are making a difference in local communities. In particular, it seeks creative projects and practices that are transforming local services, improving outcomes and reducing inequalities at a time of unprecedented challenge for the sector.

Award categories are as follows:

  • Category 1 - Service Innovation and Improvement
  • Category 2 - Achieving Better Outcomes
  • Category 3 - Tackling Inequalities and Improving Health
  • Category 4 - Strong and Sustainable Communities
  • Category 5 - Local Matters

Bronze, Silver, Gold and Special Awards are awarded in each category.

The Association of Public Sector Excellence (APSE)

APSE is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK, promoting excellence in public services. The APSE Annual Awards are designed to recognise excellence in local government front line services.

Award categories include:

  • Best Initiatives
  • Best Partnership Working
  • Best Service Teams of the Year
  • Overall Council of the Year
  • Apprentice of the Year

Tenant Information Service (TIS) Danny Mullen Excellence in Scrutiny Award

The Tenant Participation Editorial Panel were awarded the TIS Danny Mullen Excellence in Scrutiny award in June 2019. Officers and tenant panel members were there to receive the award, which was particularly poignant for everyone connected with the TP team. TIS have named this award in memory of (West Lothian's own) Danny and his long standing commitment to ensuring clear public scrutiny of housing services, and our scrutiny arrangements have been developed in close partnership with Danny and other tenant reps over the last 2 decades.

2020 Awards - Finalist - Danny Mullen Scrutiny Excellence Award :

  • Tenant Led Inspection Team at West Lothian Tenants Network