The hard work and dedication of Calderdale Council staff, volunteers and local organisations were celebrated at a glittering awards ceremony.
The Council held its annual ‘Our Stars Awards’ to recognise the joint efforts of the whole community to support Calderdale during 2017.
Councillor Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “Day in, day out, our staff, volunteers and partner organisations do fantastic work to make Calderdale a great place. The Our Stars Awards gave us the chance to say a big thank you. We heard stories of extraordinary achievements and commitment. Congratulations to the winners and all of those shortlisted who’ve gone the extra mile – but also to the unsung heroes across the borough who do so much for so many people. I’d also like to thank all of our event sponsors for their great support.” Our Stars Awards winners:
Volunteer of the Year – Youth Offending Team volunteers
Team of the Year – Corporate Projects
21st Century Public Servant – Angela Whiley
Innovator of the Year – Waseem Farman
Partnership Award – Neil Bolton-Heaton, Mandy Gibbons-Phelan, Liz Thorpe
Outstanding Leadership – Elaine Wynne. Carole Knowles was highly commended
Recognising Resilience – Helen Priestley, Amy McGarry, Yasser Mahmood and Raymond Starrett
Chief Executive Award – Jamiila Sims and her team.