Stoke-on-Trent City Council named City of the Year

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An award ceremony, run by Chartered Institute of Housing and inside Housing, named Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Council of the Year 2019.

The awards were held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London, on May 1st,  and was described as a ‘prestigious’ event.

Stoke-on-Trent was awarded, out of six other authorities, because of ‘its innovative and strategic approach to regenerate the city by showing leadership through a wide range of approaches’.

These approaches included building or helping to build homes as well as reviving different areas of the city.

Stoke-on-Trent council were also praised for its hand in creating job opportunities and its income generating initiatives to help frontline services.

A Stoke-on-Trent City Council spokesman said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have won this fantastic award.

“It demonstrates the huge amount of work that is being done in housing to make Stoke-on-Trent a place that people want to call their home.

“We have an extensive programme of work taking place across the city to make sure we are providing quality homes for people at every stage of life.

“This strategy is supporting the local economy, supporting our residents and supporting transformation of our city.”

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