City council gains top marks for third year running

March 6, 2009 11:02 AM
Cllr Ian Nimmo-Smith

City council leader, Cllr Ian Nimmo-Smith

Cambridge City Council has gained top marks for the third year running for sound financial management and value for money.

The council was one of only six in the country - and the only one in the East of England - to score this hat trick.

The marks were awarded by the national independent Audit Commission for the council's Use of Resources.

City council leader, Cllr Ian Nimmo-Smith said: "I'm very pleased that the successful way which we run things in Cambridge has been recognised by the Audit Commission.

"This endorses the recent survey results that showed that residents in Cambridge rated the city council as providing value for money services at a higher level than other districts in the county,"

The Use of Resources award focuses on the importance of having strategic financial management, sound governance, effective financial reporting and providing value for money to local taxpayers.

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