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Pictured second from the left is Catherine Hunter, Mid and East Antrim's Environmental Education Officer, Facilities Management & Waste along with Deputy Mayor Councillor Beth Adger MBE at the APSE Awards ceremony.
Pictured second from the left is Catherine Hunter, Mid and East Antrim's Environmental Education Officer, Facilities Management & Waste along with Deputy Mayor Councillor Beth Adger MBE at the APSE Awards ceremony.

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Council wins gold at APSE Awards

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has been named winner of the Best Collaborative Working Initiative at the recent APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) awards at the UK level.

Council works collaboratively with many organisations and businesses across the borough and beyond to deliver projects to address climate change, encourage sustainability and to protect the natural environment, and the awards submission included details on a number of key initiatives the team has delivered over the last year.

Some of these included Circular Economy of Fleet, Energy and Water Management, Waste Prevention & Supporting Social Enterprises, School Uniform Scheme, Christmas Toy Container Scheme, Cloth Nappy Scheme, Community Fridge Project, MEA4Trees Programme and the Keeran Moss, Carrickfergus peatland restoration.

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Alderman Noel Williams, said: “Winning gold for Best Collaborative Working is a great achievement that goes to show the hard work of our many teams who continuously go the extra mile.

“I'd like to congratulate everyone involved in this service for their well-deserved win."

Attending the award ceremony was Deputy Mayor, Councillor Beth Adger MBE, who added: “These Awards recognise the incredible work and success of our Council services and they have been properly recognised for their hard work.

“It’s fantastic to see the Council receive this level of endorsement from APSE. The team worked hard with many organisations and businesses on a number of projects and this excellent work is being recognised on a national level.”

Alderman Tommy Nicholl MBE, who is the Chair of APSE, added: “I was delighted and honoured to see Council named the winners of this prestigious award.

“Council has led the way in working with other organisations and this has been recognised on the national stage. As Chair of APSE in Northern Ireland I want to commend the work that the fantastic staff do in our Council - they are a credit to everyone.”

Council will continue to work collaboratively with our wide range of stakeholders to deliver change at scale to address climate change and support Northern Ireland’s Green Growth, Energy and Environment Strategies.

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Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is a multi-award winning local authority which leads the way in the transformation of ever-more efficient and improved public services for its 139,000 citizens.

The traditional engine room of the Northern Ireland economy, the borough has a proud manufacturing heritage, diverse and dynamic business community, and a rapidly expanding tourism and hospitality sector.

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