Anglesey Council has been recognised for its outstanding work in several key service areas.
Housing Services, in partnership with Mon CF (Communities First), were recently presented with the Best Social Enterprise Award at the 2015 in Cardiff.
The award recognised work to establish a community vocational academy in Holyhead. The academy has provided an outlet for people to gain new skills and work related qualifications, develop their self-confidence, make practical contributions to their community, and most importantly make them feel valued through supporting them into paid work.
Anglesey’s Planning Services, in partnership with Gwynedd Council; Gillespies (a landscape architecture and urban design practice) and Snowdonia National Park were awarded the Strategic Landscape Planning award at the Landscape Institute Awards 2015 for their Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity Study.
The award winning study provides guidance in the assessment of the landscape and visual impacts of different developments with a view to protecting sensitive and distinctive landscapes from inappropriate development, whilst encouraging a positive approach to the right development.The study assesses potential impacts of new renewable energy, and ensures that they do not result in unacceptable harm to the landscape.
Anglesey Council Leader, Councillor Ieuan Williams said, “I’d like to congratulate Planning and Housing Services on their recent success in winning these awards. It’s great to see that their effective cooperation with other organisations, in particular, has been highlighted, as staff work to improve local communities and environment.”