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Unsung hero recognised

Last Modified July 29, 2020

One of our dedicated Waste and Recycling Team has been recognised as an unsung hero.

Anthony King has worked for the council since 1992 and was put forward for the award run by MGB Straight, our container company, for his commitment and hard work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Anthony said: "It was a surprise to find out I had been put forward for this award and that I'd won - I didn't know anything about it. I'd like to thank Gemma for nominating me. It's a great feeling to know that your work is appreciated by your colleagues.

"Myself and the whole Waste and Recycling Team has worked incredibly hard during the pandemic lockdown to ensure we have been able to maintain a vital core service to our residents. It has been challenging, but we worked together, we work hard and got the job done each week."

Gemma Paris, Community Waste Officer, who nominated Anthony, said: "Anthony goes above and beyond every day. He always gets the job done, whether it is supervising the crews coming in, attending fly tips or any number of his other responsibilities. He is a pivotal part of our team and a vital link between the operations team and administration, which can be overlooked but is an integral part of our service.

"He has been in every day and many weekends during the pandemic. He deals with every request, no matter how small, efficiently and effectively, I am delighted he has been recognised. It is well deserved and we're all proud of him."

Councillor Seamus Quilty, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: "Congratulations to Anthony for his award. He and his colleagues in our Waste and Recycling Team have worked incredibly hard throughout the pandemic lockdown to provide a vital service to our residents. We thank them all for their continued hard work."

To find out more about waste and recycling in Hertsmere visit www.hertsmere.gov.uk/waste

Posted on Wednesday 29th July 2020

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