Council employees recognised for public service

Council Award webStaff that helped residents enjoy the Olympic Torch pass safely through the streets of South Gloucestershire have been named team of the year.

Their work was commended during the council’s annual Pride Awards earlier this month, designed to acknowledge the hard work of council staff in providing excellent services to residents.

Chief Executive Amanda Deeks presented the team of the year award to a range of representatives* who all worked together to make the two-day Olympic Torch event last May so memorable.

She said: “This team demonstrated a truly one-council approach to delivering services. On two days in May last year, the Olympic Flame shone a light on South Gloucestershire during its journey towards London 2012. Huge crowds lined the streets through Bitton, Longwell Green, Hanham and Filton to welcome the torchbearers at this fantastic community event which owed its success to the hard work and dedication of staff from across the whole council. The team pulled out all the stops to make sure the event was safe and memorable for an estimated 20,000 residents and visitors that came out to celebrate. Their planning and management of the event, together with our partners, ensured that every single person could be proud of South Gloucestershire as the Olympic torch travelled along the streets.”

Crowds turned up for the Olympic torch procession last year

Crowds turned up for the Olympic torch procession last year

A video capturing their roles on the day has been posted on our YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/southgloscouncil