Two Sussex council leaders in running for national award

Two council leaders will find out today if they have scooped a top award.

Jason Kitcat, of Brighton and Hove City Council, and Lewes District Council’s James Page are up for the title of Leader of the Year at the 2013 Councillor Achievement Awards.

The Local Government Information Unit (LGIU), which organises the awards, said they had been nominated by the public and shortlisted from a record number of nominees.

A panel of judges will decide the winner on the basis of commitment to the role, a vision for their community, successful leadership, good community relations, accountability and the ability to unite supporters.

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4:37pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Crystal Ball says...

For "record number of nominees" read "amazing amount of bloated, useless autocrats who are only in it to line their own pockets and reputation rather than serve the public in the post they are supposed to by that public".
For "record number of nominees" read "amazing amount of bloated, useless autocrats who are only in it to line their own pockets and reputation rather than serve the public in the post they are supposed to by that public". Crystal Ball

4:38pm Mon 25 Feb 13

spa301 says...

I've heard good things regarding James Page but Kitcat............se
riously?!
I've heard good things regarding James Page but Kitcat............se riously?! spa301

5:04pm Mon 25 Feb 13

RottingdeanRant says...

Given that - A panel of judges will decide the winner on the basis of ……. good community relations, accountability and the ability to unite supporters.- I am surprised he is even in the running! Just people at the public trough clapping each other on the back.
Given that - A panel of judges will decide the winner on the basis of ……. good community relations, accountability and the ability to unite supporters.- I am surprised he is even in the running! Just people at the public trough clapping each other on the back. RottingdeanRant

5:05pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Dealing with idiots says...

If the award is for pompous autocracy then our Jace will win hands down.
If the award is for pompous autocracy then our Jace will win hands down. Dealing with idiots

7:22pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Sussex jim says...

Jason who?
Jason who? Sussex jim

7:31pm Mon 25 Feb 13

see and speak sense says...

Jason to get an award for doing what!!!!!
Jason to get an award for doing what!!!!! see and speak sense

8:14pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Idontbelieveit1948 says...

God help us, there are clearly more like him around and they all seem to be willig to spend taxpayers money on some pointless crony backslapping exercise when it could go on cycle lanes !
God help us, there are clearly more like him around and they all seem to be willig to spend taxpayers money on some pointless crony backslapping exercise when it could go on cycle lanes ! Idontbelieveit1948

8:55pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Resident in Hanover says...

Take a break Kitty Cat!
Take a break Kitty Cat! Resident in Hanover

9:01pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Resident in Hanover says...

Just seen the result

Not even maybe, Mr Kitcat!

Why don't you sort out some elementary problems and respond to emails about bins in Hanover before you enter competitions.
Just seen the result Not even maybe, Mr Kitcat! Why don't you sort out some elementary problems and respond to emails about bins in Hanover before you enter competitions. Resident in Hanover

12:25am Tue 26 Feb 13

Eugenius says...

You wouldn't guess it from reading the comments on the Argus site but nationally the Green administration here is held in very high regard for keeping services running while others cities are closing them down, for multiple successful bids for large scale transport infrastructure investment, the successful superconnected cities broadband deal, the living wage and now advancement of City Deal status for Greater Brighton.
You wouldn't guess it from reading the comments on the Argus site but nationally the Green administration here is held in very high regard for keeping services running while others cities are closing them down, for multiple successful bids for large scale transport infrastructure investment, the successful superconnected cities broadband deal, the living wage and now advancement of City Deal status for Greater Brighton. Eugenius

5:48am Tue 26 Feb 13

Kate234 says...

Eugenius wrote:
You wouldn't guess it from reading the comments on the Argus site but nationally the Green administration here is held in very high regard for keeping services running while others cities are closing them down, for multiple successful bids for large scale transport infrastructure investment, the successful superconnected cities broadband deal, the living wage and now advancement of City Deal status for Greater Brighton.
Nope you wouldn't guess it if you lived in Brighton and spoke to people on the street and heard how unpopular the Greens have been with ordinary people. People that have cars, people that sometimes go in cars, people that have businesses that rely on people in cars reaching them, businesses that employ people that need cars and people that don't want millions of pounds of their money wasted on unpopular anti-car schemes. Have I missed anything?
[quote][p][bold]Eugenius[/bold] wrote: You wouldn't guess it from reading the comments on the Argus site but nationally the Green administration here is held in very high regard for keeping services running while others cities are closing them down, for multiple successful bids for large scale transport infrastructure investment, the successful superconnected cities broadband deal, the living wage and now advancement of City Deal status for Greater Brighton.[/p][/quote]Nope you wouldn't guess it if you lived in Brighton and spoke to people on the street and heard how unpopular the Greens have been with ordinary people. People that have cars, people that sometimes go in cars, people that have businesses that rely on people in cars reaching them, businesses that employ people that need cars and people that don't want millions of pounds of their money wasted on unpopular anti-car schemes. Have I missed anything? Kate234

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