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On 22 January 2007 Newland Parish Council became only the second authority in Gloucestershire to be granted Quality Status. This status was reaffirmed on 9 February 2011 for a further 4 year period.
To be awarded Quality Status the Parish Council had to demonstrate that it:
Is representative of, and actively engages with, all parts of its community, providing vision, identity and a sense of belonging;
Is effectively and properly managed;
Has the ability and capacity to take on the enhanced role and responsibility that Quality Status is likely to bring.
The Quality scheme was replaced in January 2015 by a 3-tier Local Council Award Scheme, however as there were only 5 candidates nominated for the Parish Council election on 7 May 2015, the Council ceases to qualify for the Local Council Award Scheme (which requires at least 6 to be nominated).
We will,of course, continue to maintain the high standards demanded by the new awards scheme.