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Councillor Development Charter awarded

Chairman of the East Midlands Councils, Lincolnshire County Council leader Martin Hill, left, is pictured presenting the leader of Boston Borough Council, Cllr Peter Bedford, with the council's Councillor Development Charter.

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Boston Borough Council is one of just 14 authorities out of 46 in the East Midlands to qualify for the charter.

The award indicates that the council has been judged by peers to have achieved accreditation for development of its elected members and is committed to continued development to better help them fulfil all their varying roles.

The council now has a councillor development group, councillors' personal development plans and a member learning and development strategy and programme. The councillor development group is cross party and monitors the action plan and progress made.