BILLINGSHURST Parish Council was awarded quality status for a second time at its annual meeting last Wednesday.
The Rt. Hon. Earl of Lytton, president of the Sussex Association of Local Councils, presented the quality status certificate to the chairman, councillor Paul Berry.
The Earl of Lytton congratulated the councillors and said that the receiving of this certificate is the bench mark of the organisation and that the council should be extremely proud.
The quality parish and town council scheme was launched in 2003 to provide benchmark minimum standards for parish and town councils.
In order to achieve quality status, councils must demonstrate a certain standard in areas including qualifications of the clerk, council meetings, communication, community engagement, annual report, and accounts.