Staff mark quarter century milestones

Long serving members of staff with Mayor of Calderdale Coun Lisa Lambert at the Halifax Town Hall ceremony.
Long serving members of staff with Mayor of Calderdale Coun Lisa Lambert at the Halifax Town Hall ceremony.

Long-serving staff at Calderdale Council have been rewarded for their hard work at a Halifax Town Hall ceremony.

The staff members, who have each worked for the council for 25 years, attended the long service award ceremony this week, where their stories were recognised by Mayor of Calderdale Coun Lisa Lambert.

Coun Lambert said: “It was a real honour to present the long service awards to eight staff who have worked at Calderdale Council for over 25 years.

“It was lovely to hear everyone’s stories, which showed the breadth of services provided by the council.”

Janine Dyson, Michelle Iannelli and Terry Knight from the council’s adults, health and social care department reached their quarter century milestones.

They were joined by Shabina Mir, from children and young people’s services; Carl Fenwick, from communities and service support; Lewis Kim Bridgman, from communities and service support; Joanne Bates, from the chief executive’s office; and Susan Metcalfe, from economy and environment.

A council spokesman said: “While they all had very different stories and career paths, it was clear that the level of service they all have provided over the years has really benefitted the council and people of Calderdale.”

Their experiences covered a broad section of the council’s day-to-day work.

Carl began his career as a lifeguard and progressed to a duty management role.

He has worked across all the council’s leisure facilities but mostly at Halifax Swimming Pool.

Susan started her council career as a cleaner as Warley Road Junior and Infant School in 1990 and its now an area facilities manager.

Janine started work at the council as a care assistant and was named employee of the year at recent awards ceremony.