Partnership working rewarded 


Bolton Council has won a national award for working with voluntary sector partners.


The authority’s school meal team secured the award for Best Partnership Working in the Public/Voluntary Sector category in the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) awards, beating finalists from Broxtowe, Edinburgh, Gedling, Preston, Redcar and Cleveland, Warwickshire, and Wiltshire.


The award was given for the work the council has done to secure a good relationship with the Bolton Council of Mosques, which has led to excellent developments in the catering services over a number of years.


Executive Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Nick Peel, said: “These are prestigious awards, and there were more than 350 applicants, with only ten winners.


“I am delighted that the effort and work of the school meals team, and the excellent work they’re doing with our partners Bolton Council of Mosques has been acknowledged in this way.


“We’d also like to thank primary schools head teachers for their support, our excellent food suppliers and also importantly, the hard work and commitment of kitchen staff. Well done to everyone involved.”

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