Ryedale District Council has been shortlisted for a top national prize, for its work to change the way in which services are delivered.

Over recent months the Council has undergone a significant change to the way in which it operates.  This has included, for example, the development of new community teams, which means more dedicated resource can be focused out and about at the heart of towns and villages across the area.

These changes are designed to deliver a better quality of service and better value for money, helping to secure local services in the long-term for people and businesses.

Ryedale has been shortlisted in the ‘Most improved council’ category of the MJ awards.  These awards – run by an influential local government publication – recognise the very best of local government across the UK.  Ryedale is one of just six councils shortlisted in this category.

Ryedale District Council Chief Executive, Janet Waggott, explained, “Staff at the council have been through significant changes over recent months and I’d like to thank them for their continued hard work and dedication for the people of our district.  Being shortlisted for this award demonstrates the long-term benefit of putting in place these changes – so we’re able to deliver the best possible services and make the most of each and every pound.

“To get onto the award shortlist is an achievement in itself, considering how many organisations are involved.  It shows that we’ve been innovative about the changes we’ve made, and that these changes are recognised as delivering what’s needed for our area.”

The MJ Awards ceremony is one of the major events within the public sector calendar.  Each category is judged by influential commentators from the private and public sectors.  The awards finalists will be announced at a special ceremony to take place in London on 14 June.  Find out more about the MJ awards  https://awards.themj.co.uk/about.