A LOCAL councillor has been given a special mention in the Lifetime Legend category at the Local Government Information Unit and CCLA’s annual Cllr Awards.

Liberal Democrat councillor John Crockford-Hawley, of North Somerset Council, attended the awards at the Guildhall in London last night (Thursday, November 16).

The awards were created to celebrate the work of local councillors across the country.

Cllr Crockford-Hawley, a heritage champion, has spent 50 years serving the Weston and wider North Somerset community. Notable successes include his work with Weston museum and his role in creating the Weston Civic Society.

Speaking last night, Jonathan Carr-West, chief executive, Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) said: "Tonight’s winners show the remarkable contributions local councillors make to their communities and we at LGIU and CCLA are dedicated to celebrating the achievements that genuinely improve the lives of local residents. 

"As councils continue to deliver essential services like social care and housing amid a cost of living crisis, these awards are a hugely important way to champion what councillors do locally. I extend heartfelt congratulations to all the Cllr Awards winners this evening. We applaud you for your dedication.”