Two west London councils have made the shortlist for the Local Government Chronicle awards.
Harrow, with two mentions, and Ealing are west London’s representatives on the list. Both are shortlisted for Entrepreneurial Council of the Year, while Harrow’s Project Infinity gets a mention on the Innovation shortlist.
Ealing’s mention is for its “proactive housing developments”. Harrow’s “Project Phoenix”, which has spearheaded the Council’s entrepreneurial work with six major projects, from the creation of a transport hub with Brent to expansion of our commercial waste services, Harrow Council is also shortlisted for Entrepreneurial Council of the Year.
Harrow’s “Project Infinity” has involveds the co-production of technology with the community, which has had great success in implementing personalisation in social care in Harrow. In what the council says is an industry-first partnership, the Council is now working with IBM to develop a fully integrated health and social care system.
Cllr Graham Henson, Harrow’s Environment, Crime and Community Safety Portfolio Holder, said of the Entrepreneurial award: “We are offering services to the public that we have never offered before – like our gardening services and MOT test station; we are sharing services that have never been shared before – like our Special Needs Transport hub; and we are providing great service to business in areas like trade waste.”
The winners of the awards will be announced at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane on Wednesday 8th March 2017.