DAPTC Star award
Published: 12 May 2021
The Dorset Association of Parish and Town Councils (DAPTC) is proud to announce that Maiden Newton Parish
Council has continued to develop and train their employees and councillors during the last 12 months.
All councils in DAPTC’s membership are eligible to receive the annual Star Award which demonstrates a council’s
commitment to delivering the best service possible to their community by enhancing councillors’ knowledge of council
processes and keeping up to date with current legislation in the sector. A single star certificate reflects 30 and 59% of
individual councillors attending DAPTC’s training and events, a double star certificate is awarded for between 60 and
89% and a triple star certificate for over 90%.
Maiden Newton Parish Council has consistently achieved this, having received three Star Awards over the past four
Commenting on their success, Neil Wedge, Chief Executive of DAPTC said “Maiden Newton Parish Council are amongst
the first to always book their councillors and colleagues on training, ensuring they take advantage of the latest
information and best practice to use in their community. Training is particularly important in keeping those leading
their communities relevant and at the forefront of making a difference locally. DAPTC congratulate Maiden Newton
Parish Council on this great achievement.”