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Merseyside councils prove top performers.

MERSEYSIDE councils have swept the board in achieving business excellence.

Knowsley, Liverpool, Wirral and Halton councils are celebrating after achieving beacon status which recognises all four as pace setters in local business.

They will now show other councils how it is done with a series of open days. The national scheme will help Merseyside in its bid for regeneration.

Cllr Jim Keight, leader of Knowsley council, said: "Our achievement in Beacon status in a third service area is recognition that Knowsley continues to lead the field in key services." Wirral council is also celebrating being named as one of the 46 Beacon councils and will now receive a share of a pounds 1.7m grant.

Steve Maddox, chief executive of Wirral council, said: "This beacon status is real recognition of Wirral's overall performance as a local authority and in particular to our expertise and excellence in community legal services." Liverpool council received a double accolade after its library and information services and the community and legal services department achieved Beacon status.

Halton council achieved the accolade for improving urban green spaces in Halton, Runcorn and Widnes.
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Apr 9, 2002
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