Each year at our Autumn group conference we recognise those members who have gone above and beyond in support for their communities, groups or local government across the country.
Nominations will open after the local elections.
The Clarence Barrett Award
The Clarence Barrett Award is our highest award presented to LGA Independent Group Members. The award is in memory of our dearly missed former Upminster and Cranham Residents’ Association colleague.
Clarence had been the Independent Group Treasurer, a key member of the Resources Board and valued Peer at the time of his passing. His work and engagement with the LGA over many years led to the Independent Group establishing the Clarence Barrett Award in 2019.
The Award recognises those councillors who go above and beyond in their work, to contribute something significant to local government and residents. Previous recipients of the award have been Councillor Carla Denyer (Green, Bristol) for her work on climate change and Councillor Julian German (Independent, Cornwall) for his leadership and influence across local government.