20th August 2021

Bradford on Avon Town Council Achieve ‘Quality Gold Award’ Accreditation

Town Council Wins Gold

Bradford on Avon Town Council is celebrating Quality Gold status, with an award that recognises good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement.

The Quality Gold Award, made by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), demonstrates that a council is at the forefront of best practice and achieves excellence in governance, community leadership and council development. There are three award levels – Foundation, Quality and Quality Gold – and the emphasis of the scheme is on encouraging and supporting the improvement of councils, setting out criteria to be met at each level.

Confirming the award, NALC national panel chair Sue Baxter wrote: “Receiving the Quality Gold Award is an excellent achievement … this award shows that your council has gone above and beyond the legal obligations; you are leading your community and continuously seeking opportunities to improve and develop even further. Therefore the council is to be congratulated immensely.”

Bradford on Avon has previously achieved the Quality award but this is the first time it has been awarded Quality Gold status.

Town Clerk Sandra Bartlett said: “I am very proud that we have achieved Quality Gold status. It was very much a team effort, with everyone playing their part in working towards a successful outcome.”


Town Clerk Sandra Bartlett and the Bradford on Avon Town Council team with the Quality Gold award certificate.