Southend has also been shortlisted in other categories-
Southend on Sea Borough Council - Using Lessons From Complaints To Improve Services
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council - Workforce Strategy
Putting it simply a council that is not well managed or financially sound does not get shortlisted for an award such as this. So when you read some of the comments and literature that will drop onto your doormat in the next few months, please remember this.