NESTON Town Council is a step closer to getting more powers and responsibilities.
Town clerk Alison Kunaj has brought Quality Council status a step nearer for the council after being awarded the Certificate in Local Council Administration to become a recognised qualified clerk.
This is one of the requirements for the council to have quality status and undertake additional powers and responsibilities.
Alison passed on her first attempt, a feat achieved by only one in 10 students.
Additional councillor training during the next year should see the council, which was established in May 2009, achieving a quality status.
The certificate was presented to Alison by the town mayor, Cllr David Clark, at the council’s December meeting.
The clerk said: “I am absolutely delighted to have passed my qualification.”