Corby and Kettering Borough Council’s Shared Street Scene Service are honoured to have been given the ‘Rose of Northamptonshire’ award in the ‘Unsung Heroes of Northamptonshire’ initiative.
The Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, James Saunders Watson Esq, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, Paul Parsons Esq, and Northamptonshire County Council launched the initiative to give recognition to individuals or organisations who have shown dedication and determination when faced with the Coronavirus outbreak. Members of the public were invited and encouraged to nominate those who they think deserve recognition.
Corby and Kettering’s Waste Collection Team have been proudly awarded for their continued efforts throughout these unprecedented times. The Shared Street Scene Service have shown true commitment throughout the pandemic to ensure that residents have continued to have their waste collected with no disruption to their collection day.
Leader of Northamptonshire County Council, Cllr Matthew Golby, Lord Lieutenant or Northamptonshire, James Saunders Watsons and High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, Paul Parsons, wrote to both authorities to pass on their congratulations on the joint award:
“We wish to recognise the hard work and determination that you have shown when faced with the unprecedented threat of the Coronavirus outbreak – keeping our communities together and those most at risk safe. It has been an immensely challenging period for everyone and there is still much ahead of us. However, we feel it right to take the opportunity to display our admiration and appreciation of the work you have done and continue to do.”
Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, Cllr Mark Pengelly, said:
“I am extremely proud of the commitment our waste collection team has shown throughout the pandemic. They have been out on the frontline collecting waste from day one and have shown true dedication to the borough by ensuring all waste has been collected as normal, causing no further disruption to residents during a challenging time.
“To be not only be recognised for their efforts, but awarded as well is a true honour and very much deserved following their continued hard work. Thank you to those who nominated the team for this award and thank you to the team themselves for showing real commitment to their role.”
Councillor Ian Jelley, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment, said:
“I would like to congratulate our waste collection team on their well deserved award. They have been dedicated in making sure our residents were not disrupted during a particularly difficult time. I would like to thank the team for their continued hard work and commitment”