Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards showcase best practice in Local Government and recognise the skills, hard work, innovation and enthusiasm within Local Government that can often go unrecognised. At the 2016 Awards ceremony held on Thursday, 24th November, Cork City Council won the Award in the Local Authority Innovation category for its Litter Fine system.
The Litter Fine system allows the council's Litter Wardens record Litter offence details including photos and notes on a tablet device. The Litter Wardens can then generate Litter Fines, which are transmited via the mobile phone networks to the internal Litter Fine system.
Pictured from left: Ian Talbot, Chief Executive Chambers Ireland; Al Devine, ICT and Business Services, Cork City Council; Minister of State Damien English T.D.; Seán Atkinson, Chief Executive Officer, SIRO presenting Ruth Buckley, Deputy Chief Executive, Cork City Council with the Local Authority Innovation Award; Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr. P.J. Hourican and David Joyce, Director of Environment Services, Cork City Council.