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Herts voted one of top 22 councils

Fly tipping in Bradmore Lane
Brookmans Park Primary
Herts was marked high on education

Camera courtesy of Fujifilm
Hertfordshire County Council has been rated one of the top 22 local authorities in England by an Audit Commission report into local authority services.

The council was described as ‘excellent’ scoring a maximum five points in the survey. It was the only local authority in what was described as East England to receive top marks.

Neigbouring Bedfordshire was described as "poor" with Cambridgeshire, Essex, Luton, Norfolk and Suffolk all marked as "good".

The local authorities were also judged on ten individual categories and marked from one to four, with four being the best result.

Hertfordshire achieved the top mark of four for its education provision, its use of resources, its core service and its ability.

Councils like Hertfordshire, marked as "excellent", now be given more responsibility for how they raise and spend their cash.

The full table of results can be found at BBC News Online. According to the BBC, the Hertfordshire score is as follows ...

Education = 4
Care, adult = 3
Care, child = 3
Leisure = 3
Environment = 3
Housing = n/a
Resource use = 4
Benefits = n/a
Core service = 4
Ability = 4

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December 12, 2002


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