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Celebrating the champion job done by local government staff

Champion day, Staff appreciation

Published: Wednesday, 7th December 2022

Emails, letters and phone calls from members of the public who have been served by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.

They show not just that people have had a good service but that the actions of the council’s staff have positively impacted on people’s lives. This is being celebrated by the council today (Wednesday 7 December) and by Unison, which is celebrating ‘Champions Day’ to recognise the work of local government staff.

Borough Council Chief Executive, Lorraine Gore, said:

“The work of the borough council impacts on people’s lives in ways they often don’t realise. We are usually associated with collecting bins but our staff do so much more, from keeping public toilets clean and providing award-winning public spaces to bringing investment into the borough and supporting people to get help with the current cost of living.

“I’m proud of the job our teams do and I would like to take this opportunity to publicly say thank you.

“I’d also like to thank those members of the public who take the time to contact us with their comments – your kind words really help to motivate us."

Council leader, Cllr Stuart Dark MBE, added:

“Local government officers are the unsung heroes of public service. They don’t have a high public profile yet actually, as these quotes show, we know the public really appreciate what they do.

“The size and rural nature of this borough can make it a challenge to deliver services but overall we do a really good job. That job is delivered by our council staff and it’s right that we should recognise them.”

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