Allerdale Borough Council and FCC Environment celebrate long service duo

23 Jun 2016 08:57

Allerdale Borough Council and FCC Environment marked the long service of two key team members this month.

FCC Environments Area Manager Andrew Baxter presented citations for each man:

“Phillip Irving joined Allerdale Borough Council in 1991 as a general Street Cleansing Operative, covering the north of the area. FOCSA Services, now FCC Environment, took over the running of the street cleaning in 1996 and Philip transferred along with all the other staff.  In 2003 he took on the roll of Barrow Man for the Town of Silloth, his home town, and has remained in that position ever since. Phillip is a reliable conscientious worker, he looks after the town of Silloth, always goes that extra mile and is highly thought of by many local people and councillors.

“Richard Hudson was also employed by Allerdale Borough Council in a position then known as ‘Side Loader Driver’ on the street cleaning service, and he also transferred to FOCSA Services, now FCC Environment, in 1996. Richard was initially assigned to the Maryport area where he was popular with local business people and councillors. He later transferred to the Workington area. Richard has remained a driver/operative for the full length of his service but has undertaken training to become a Swingo driver as an additional skill. Richard is another employee who is very reliable and very conscientious in his work.”

Allerdale Borough Council Chief Executive Ian Frost said: “Allerdale is a close community and our street cleansing team are well-known personalities so to be able to recognise the long service of Phillip and Richard is great. Making our town centres attractive places to live, work and visit is a council priority and I would like to thank them both for helping us to fulfil this promise.”

FCC Regional Director Stuart Mander said: “Well done to Phillip and Richard. We thank them for both their service and their continued dedication to their vital jobs.”

FCC Environment works with Allerdale Borough Council to deliver a kerbside collection and Street Cleansing service in a Partnership arrangement. FCC collects residual, recycling and garden wastes on separate collections, as well as managing a similar commercial operation on behalf of the Council.

Street cleansing involves barrowmen, large and small roadsweepers as well as caged vehicles used to empty litterbins, laybys and for fly tipping alongside kerbside litter picking and “A” road sweeping.

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