Top honour for councillor Ida

Ida Carmichael (s)
Ida Carmichael (s)

Burnley councillor Ida Carmichael has received special national recognition for her work on the annual Ightenhill Festival and other events in the park.

The Local Government Information Unit (IGiU) and CCLA held their 2016 Councillor Achievement Awards for District Councillor of the Year.

Ida received an honourable mention for her work on the Ightenhill Festival along with praise for other events she has held in the park.

Ida, councillor for Whittlefield and Ightenhill, has also played a key part in the Burnley Armed Forces Community Covenant, partly as a councillor and partly as representative of her regimental association.

The seventh annual awards ceremony was held at the Guildhall’s Livery Hall in London.

The awards are the only national ceremony to honour the hard work of councillors from across the country that often goes unrecognised.

With nearly 200 nominations, a record amount for the Awards, competition was extremely tight this year.

Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGiU said: “The 2016 C’llr Award winners showcase the best of the best across local government. These are the councillors who are working tirelessly to make our communities better places to live.

“For the past seven years we have been honouring the work of councillors but this year’s winners have really pushed the envelope.”