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Serving Rainhill community
In 1996 Rainhill Parish Council became the first Parish Council in the
United Kingdom to be awarded the prestigious Government Charter Mark. A
Charter Mark is the highest Government honour that can be awarded to a
public body and indicates that the organisation is providing a level of
service judged to be excellent. The Parish Council was also the smallest
organisation to have been awarded a Charter Mark.
When granting a subsequent renewal of the Charter Mark, the Charter
Mark judging panel indicated that Rainhill Parish Council provided a
level of service well beyond that which could be expected from an
organisation with an annual budget of £45,000. The Parish
Councillors were given special mention for their sense of duty and
commitment to preserving the heritage of Rainhill. The Parish Clerk was
also commended for his professionalism and resourcefulness in assisting the
Councillors to provide a quality value for money service. Praise was
also given for the partnership arrangements with St Helens Council.
The Charter Mark scheme will offically close on 30th June 2011 and will be
replaced by the Customer Service Excellence scheme. Rainhill Parish
Council has taken the decision not to take part in the replacement scheme
or in any similar scheme. However the Parish Clerk and Councillors will
continue to work together in maintaining and building on the quality
principles already established and ingrained in the day to day work of the