Councillor gets nod for award

An East Devon councillor has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

An East Devon councillor has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award in recognition of his work managing a housing and employment venture. Councillor Ray Franklin, who has represented Budleigh Salterton since 1991, is on the shortlist for the Partnership Achievement award for his work as chairman of the joint partnership of local councils, public bodies and private sector partners. He will hear if he is a winner when he attends the Local Government Information Unit Achievement ceremony in London next week.