A council department has been awarded top marks following a recent assessment.
Preston Council’s Sport and Health Development team can now boast being one of the best in the country after it achieved 99% in the 2012 Quest assessment of the service.
It was the professionalism of the officers and the innovative projects that the team runs which secured them the top spot.
Cabinet member for advice services, culture and leisure, Coun Tom Burns, said: “This is once again a fantastic achievement for the sport and health team and testament to their continued hard work.
“We have a very pro-active and committed team who are always finding ways to improve the service we provide for our residents. Well done to all the team.”
The team’s Quest assessment took place in July and is valid for two years. At the previous assessment in May 2010 the team scored 93 per cent.
The team delivers services throughout the community, such as the popular food co-operative, healthy eating initiatives for residents and school children, sport activities for the disabled, and support volunteering at sports clubs.
Other key strengths identified in the assessment include the team’s ability to forward plan for improvement and development; a clear strategic direction; working with other partner organisations such as UClan, Preston College, and NHS; and the passion of the officers for what they do and getting the best results possible.