PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD
This award could be an outstanding teacher/teaching assistant, a police officer who has shown remarkable courage/bravery or a dedicated NHS worker.
It could also be a firefighter, bus driver or a chemist that has gone that extra mile– anyone who goes over and beyond their normal ‘day job’ to give back to the Watford community.
The shortlisted finalists in this category are:
Joseph is a project manager who has and still is project managing a lot of work at Watford General Hospital. During the pandemic he project managed temporary mortuaries at several hospitals including Watford. Whilst there he also helped the mortuary staff move deceased patients on trolleys which was extremely hard. Working in the construction industry this was not something he ever thought he would be doing.
Alison is the Pastoral Lead at Beechfield School. Alison supports vulnerable children and struggling families linked to the school around the clock, using all of her resources so that they achieve the best outcomes. Even during Covid thanks to her home visits (sometimes at evenings and weekends) she was able to identify victims of domestic violence, move them to safe houses and support them into permanent accommodation. Similarly, through her care, a family who had been victims of trafficking and modern slavery were identified and supported. Alison is a remarkable professional who has changed local lives.
Eastbury Road refuse crew - WINNER
Since the start of the pandemic in March, many members of the public have placed thank you notes on their bins in appreciation of the work that carried on in emptying black, brown and green wheelie bins from 40,000 households. The Eastbury Road team of 3 never missed a collection throughout the whole pandemic.