Saffron Walden Town Council is delighted its Town Clerk, Lisa Courtney has been named a finalist for the National Association of Local Councils’ (NALC) Star Council Awards 2023!

The prestigious awards are the only awards in England that recognise the local (parish and town) council sector. They celebrate local councils, councillors, young councillors, clerks and county associations’ positive impact on their communities.

The winners of the Star Council Awards will be announced during NALC’s highly anticipated parliamentary reception, which will take place on 29 November 2023 at the House of Lords.

Lisa has demonstrated extraordinary leadership and dedication to the council’s vision and the community’s wellbeing, this nomination is extremely well deserved.

Said the Mayor, Cllr Asker “I was thrilled to welcome Lisa as our Town Clerk in 2015 and be her first Mayor to work together, and now as Mayor again to see her shortlisted for this prestigious award.

Lisa has worked tirelessly to bring together a coherent group of Councillors, Officers and staff and ensure that we deliver a high level of service to our community with all the challenges thrown in the way. Her diligence, tenacity and endeavours have always been with a smile, warmth and a sense of humour”