Melton Borough Council

Council shortlisted for National Property award for excellence

Published Thursday, 29th October 2015

Melton Borough Council is one of three public sector organisations to have been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious ACES Award for Excellence 2015.

ACES is the Association of Chief Estates Surveyors and Property Managers in the public sector and it comprises of the professional heads of property and asset management services in local authorities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Following a visit to Parkside from The Government Property Unit it was suggested that the Council should consider making an application for the ACES Award based around the work it has done with its partners in Strategic Asset management and collaborative working at Parkside.

The application was based around how the Council set about realising its vision of improved local service delivery through closer collaboration with other public services , third sector and private sector organisations after the devastating Fire at its former offices in May 2008. The Council worked closely with the County Council and other public sector organisations to develop a culture of transparency, sharing and respect that has helped to make the Partnerships and joint working between agencies successful .

Byron Rhodes leader of the Council and the Lead Member for Resources stated:

“We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this Award, Parkside is a success story that demonstrates the collective benefits that can be gained from joint working and putting our customers at the forefront of what we do. The Partnerships have given us cost efficiencies, helped us to improve knowledge exchange, trust and co-operation with partner organisations which have led to more successful projects such as Me and My Learning being delivered in Melton Mowbray.”