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Awards

Thurrock Council teams, employees and councillors have been recognised for excellence in many national and regional awards.

Some of our award successes are listed below.

2019 awards

Awards and category Nominated Outcome
Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) and Churches, Charities and Local Authorities (CCLA) Councillor Achievement Awards
Innovation and Service Transformation
Cllr James Halden, Thurrock Council Finalist
UK Contact Centre Forum (UKCCF) Awards
Improvement Strategy: Public Sector
Thurrock Council Silver award
Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Annual Service Awards
Best community and neighbourhood initiative (including community safety)
Thurrock Council Winner
Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Annual Service Awards
Best efficiency and transformation initiative
Thurrock Council Finalist
Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Annual Service Awards
Best commercialisation and entrepreneurship initiative
Thurrock Council Finalist
Housing Essex Excellence Awards
Housing schemes (under 50 homes)
Tops Club, Thurrock Council Winner
Housing Essex Excellence Awards
Housing professional of the year
Maureen Gallocker and Shona Gormley, Thurrock Council Finalist
Municipal Journal (MJ) Awards
Local authority of the year
Thurrock Council Finalist
Municipal Journal (MJ) Awards
Senior leadership team of the year
Thurrock Council Finalist
Municipal Journal (MJ) Awards
Care and health integration
Thurrock Council Finalist
Municipal Journal (MJ) Awards
Innovation in finance
Thurrock Council Finalist
Municipal Journal (MJ) Awards
Innovation in communications
Thurrock Council Commended
Planning Awards
Awar for plan-making
South Essex 2050, including Thurrock Council Finalist
Planning Awards
Award for partnership working
Thurrock/Bentwood Managed Service Arrangement Highly commended
Housing Heroes Awards
Support and care team of the year (over 7,000 homes)
Thurrock Council Finalist
GeoPlace Exemplar Awards
Gold performance award for management of street data
Thurrock Council Winner
GeoPlace Exemplar Awards
Gold performance award for management of address data
Thurrock Council Winner
Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Hero Awards
Product safety initiative
Thurrock Council Winner
The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards
Local authority planning team of the year
Thurrock Council Finalist
Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards
Entrepreneurial council
Thurrock Council Finalist
Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards
Housing initiative
Thurrock Council Finalist

2018 awards

Awards and category Nominated Outcome
UK Contact Centre Forum (UKCCF) Awards
Public Sector Contact Centre of the Year
Thurrock Council Highly commended
UK Contact Centre Forum (UKCCF) Awards
Head of Contact Centre / Director of the Year
Tracie Heiser, Thurrock Council Highly commended
Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) and Churches, Charities and Local Authorities (CCLA) Councillor Achievement Awards
Finance and transformation award
Cllr Shane Hebb, Thurrock Council Winner
Brownfield Briefing Awards
Best public participation (including use of visualisation)
Thurrock Council and Purfleet Centre Regeneration Limited Winner
Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Annual Service Awards
Best service team: environmental health, trading standards and regulatory service
Thurrock Council Finalist
GovTech Leaders
Female GovTech Leaders
Jackie Hinchliffe, Thurrock Council Nominated
Total Telecom Connected Britain Awards
Fibre connectivity award
Thurrock Council Finalist
Total Telecom Connected Britain Awards
Community involvement award
Thurrock Council Finalist
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Regional Awards
East award
St Chad's, Thurrock housing Winner
Local Area Research and Intelligence Association (LARIA) Awards
Best use of data award
Thurrock Council – the use of a needs assessment in developing an accountable care partnership in the locality area of Tilbury and Chadwell St Mary Finalist
Local Area Research and Intelligence Association (LARIA) Awards
Best use of social care or health research
Thurrock Council – the use of a needs assessment in developing an accountable care partnership in the locality area of Tilbury and Chadwell St Mary Highly commended
GeoPlace Exemplar Awards
Gold performance award for management of street data
Thurrock Council Winner
GeoPlace Exemplar Awards
Gold performance award for management of address data
Thurrock Council Winner
Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA) Excellence in People Management Awards
Improving workplace productivity through better work life balance
Thurrock Council Finalist
Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA) Excellence in People Management Awards
Most effective partnership
Thurrock Council with Matrix SCM Finalist
Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA) Excellence in People Management Awards
Commercialisation and human resources
Thurrock Council Finalist
Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA) Excellence in People Management Awards
Apprentice of the year
Rachel Bass, Thurrock Council Finalist

2017 awards

Awards and category Nominated Outcome
Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) and Churches, Charities and Local Authorities (CCLA) Councillor Achievement Awards
Health and care award
Cllr Sue Little, Thurrock Council Winner
Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards
Partnership of the year
Thurrock Council, Blazing a Royal Trail: a cultural entitlement partnership Finalist
Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards
Driving growth
Thurrock Council – Purfleet Centre Finalist
GeoPlace Exemplar Awards
Gold performance award for management of street data
Thurrock Council Winner
GeoPlace Exemplar Awards
Gold performance award for management of address data
Thurrock Council Winner
Municipal Journal (MJ) Awards
Senior leadership team of the year
Thurrock Council Finalist
Municipal Journal (MJ) Awards
Legal services
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham / Thurrock Council (BDT Legal) Finalist
Municipal Journal (MJ) Awards
Workforce transformation
Thurrock Council Finalist
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) People Management Awards
Best human resources / learning and development supplier
Thurrock Council Finalist
Personnel Today Personnel Today Awards
Excellence in public sector human resources
Thurrock Council Finalist
Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA) Excellence in People Management Awards
Partnership working
Thurrock Council Finalist
Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA) Excellence in People Management Awards
Health and well-being award
Thurrock Council Finalist
Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA) Excellence in People Management Awards
President's award for special contribution
Wendy Dobbin, Thurrock Council Finalist
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) People Management Awards
Michael Kelly outstanding student award – advanced level
Mykela Pratt, Thurrock Council Finalist
Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Awards
Best social or affordable new housing development
Bracelet Close, Thurrock housing Regional winner / national finalist
Planning Magazine, with PlanningResource and PlacemakingResource, Awards
Planning category – stakeholder engagement in planning
Thurrock Council Local Plan issues and options Finalist
Society for IT Management (SOCITM) Awards
Citizen engagement award
My Account online scheme Winner
Hemming Media Highways Awards
Best use of new technology in the highways industry
Gaist Pothole Spotter – Thurrock Council with Department for Transport, Gaist Solutions, Soenecs, Wiltshire Council and City of York Council Winner
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) East of England Awards
Residential project
Bracelet Close, Thurrock housing Winner
Civic Trust Awards
Outstanding architecture and built environment projects
Bruyn's Court, Thurrock housing Commendation
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Regional Awards
East award
The Echoes, Thurrock housing Winner

2016 awards

Awards and category Nominated Outcome
Municipal Journal (MJ) Awards
Excellence in community engagement
Thurrock Council Local Area Coordinators Highly commended
Municipal Journal (MJ) Awards
Innovation in education, employment and training for young people
Thurrock Council Inspire Youth Hub Finalist
Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards
Best social or affordable new housing development
Bruyn's Court, Thurrock housing Winner
Sunday Times British Homes Awards
Age-restricted development
Bruyn's Court, Thurrock housing Winner
Inside Housing Top 60 Awards
Best designed development of the year
The Echoes, Thurrock housing Winner
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) National Awards
National award
Derry Avenue, Thurrock housing Winner
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Regional Awards
East award
Derry Avenue, Thurrock housing Winner
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Regional Awards
East project of the year
Derry Avenue, Thurrock housing Winner
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Regional Awards
East client of the year
Thurrock Council Housing department Winner
Planning Magazine Awards
Planning category – local authority team of the year
Thurrock Council Finalist
Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA) Excellence in People Management Awards
Health and well-being award
Thurrock Council Finalist
Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA) Excellence in People Management Awards
Recruitment, reward and retention award
Thurrock Council Finalist
Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA) Excellence in People Management Awards
Employee relations
Thurrock Council Finalist
Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA) Excellence in People Management Awards
Apprentice of the year
Becky Smith, Thurrock Council Finalist
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) People Management Awards
Best employee relations initiative
Thurrock Council Winner
Personnel Today Awards
Excellence in employee relations
Thurrock Council Winner
Document Manager (DM) Awards
Project of the year, public sector
Objective Corporation UK – Thurrock Council Winner
Skills for Care Accolade Awards
Best recruitment initiative
Thurrock Council and Thurrock Coalition Partnership Winner