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Sandwell’s Councillor Kaur shortlisted for 2021 LGIU & CCLA Councillor Award

Published 22nd October 2021

Cllr Parbinder Kaur
Cllr Parbinder Kaur

Sandwell Council is proud to report that Councillor Parbinder Kaur has been shortlisted for the 2021 LGIU and CCLA Cllr Awards for Resilience and Recovery.

For the 12th year running, the Cllr Awards are the only national ceremony to celebrate the vital contributions of councillors that so often go unrecognised. As communities continue to recover from the pandemic, these Awards are a hugely important way to champion what local councillors do for their communities.

As councils shift from pandemic response to recovery a focus on building more resilient communities that are better able to cope with any future challenges is essential. The winner of the Resilience and Recovery award will have recognised the importance of place and wellbeing and introduced strategies and policies that deliver solutions to the big social issues that impact us all, such as adapting to climate change, promoting health and disease prevention, food security and community collaboration.         

The winners will be decided by a panel of judges composed of senior councillors and officers as well as leading stakeholders from across the sector. The winners will be revealed at the Cllr Awards ceremony taking place in December.

Councillor Rajbir Singh, leader of Sandwell Council said:

“This nomination is testament to the hard work and sense of community duty that Councillor Kaur has shown throughout her time as a councillor and for her previous 20 years of political, social and voluntary community engagement. I wish her success at the awards.”

Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGIU said:  “This year’s Cllr Awards shortlist showcases the best of local government. During a time when they have experienced unprecedented challenges and pressure, these councillors are true champions for local government and their communities.

The last year has reminded each and every one of us of the effort and lengths to which councillors go to support their citizens. As such, we were overwhelmed by powerful stories and experiences coming through the over 400 nominations received for councillors across England and Wales.

Our most sincere congratulations to all of those councillors shortlisted. We look forward to unveiling the winners on Wednesday, 1 December.”

Sandwell born, bred and educated, Parbinder Kaur was elected to the Smethwick Ward in 2021 after 20 years of political, social and voluntary community engagement. A single mother with a son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter, Parbinder Kaur works as a nurse specializing in Ophthalmology at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.