Bridport's got the best town councillor in the country

Bridport's got the best town councillor in the country

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 12:01am 10th November 2019.

Bridport's officially got the best town councillor.

Sarah Williams has scooped the prize for Councillor of the Year, which recognises her dedication and achievement to the community. 

She was up against town and parish councillors across the nation at the National Association of Local Council's national conference in Milton Keynes on 30th October.

Cllr Williams has served on Bridport Town Council as leader for six years and is now also a councillor at Dorset Council. She said:

“I was flabbergasted just to have been shortlisted, and was absolutely thrilled to have been chosen as Councillor of the Year. 

"It isn’t really about me though; the things we’ve achieved here in Bridport and West Bay are down to the efforts of councillors, officers, local organisations and the wider community – all working in partnership for the good of the town. I see the award as one for the whole town, which we already know is the one of the best in the country!”

Sarah Williams was awarded Councillor of the Year 2019.

Cllr Sue Baxter, chairman of NALC, said: 

"The National Association of Local Councils is delighted to crown Cllr Sarah Williams this year's Star Council Awards' Councillor of the Year. The judging panel was particularly impressed with her engagement with the community to effect the changes they want to see, as well as her constant desire to share good practice with her peers."

Current town council leader, Cllr Dave Rickard, said:

 “I’m delighted for Sarah. The award is so well deserved and reflects her tireless work for the town, and her dedication to the role. It’s great for Bridport that her commitment and capability as a councillor is now being shared with Dorset Council, and that her leadership of the Town Council provides a legacy that we can continue to build on.”