Charter for good practice

Broxtowe Borough Council has received recognition for the development of its elected members.

The council has received the East Midlands Regional Councillor Development Charter, which sets out a framework and standard of good practice for councillor learning and development from the moment they are elected, throughout their term in office.

To be awarded the Charter, the council was required to compile a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their compliance to the standard it sets out.

Chair of the member training and development strategy working group, Cllr Janet Patrick said: “I am really delighted. It reflects the group’s efforts in planning and delivering a training programme for councillors to equip them to deal with the many and various tasks facing them.

“The programme was based on the council’s strategic priorities, as well as training on listening and speaking skills.”

The Charter is based on a national template developed by other regions along with the Local Government Association (LGA).

It is reassessed every three years to ensure continuous improvement is made.

For more information visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk