RUSHCLIFFE WORKER SWEEPS INTO FINAL
If you take a trip down Central Avenue, or even the surrounding streets in the borough, you never have to look far to find one of the most hardest-working and most friendliest face on the street. Chris Carnell (pictured below), who keeps Rushcliffe’s streets clean, has been shortlisted for the Council Worker of the Year Awards 2010 in the bravery category for his many superhero deeds.
Chris said: “I am delighted to have been shortlisted. It gives me a real buzz meeting people and going beyond the call of duty is second nature.”
Allen Graham, Rushcliffe Borough Council chief executive, added: “Chris is an incredible employee. He goes the extra mile time after time. I’ve lost count of his many heroic deeds. He apprehends thieves, puts out fires regularly, stops raging bulls and is always ready to help at the first sign of any problem. Chris loves people and loves his job. He shines and it’s staff like Chris which makes us excellent.”
Twenty-three unsung heroes from local councils across the UK have been shortlisted for the six awards – Community Engagement, Green Award, Working with Young People, Lifetime Service, Team of the Year and Bravery. The finalists will battle it out for the prestigious awards.
The competition is open for people to decide who will win the trophy and the £200 prize money.
The winners will be announced by BBC presenter Jeremy Vine at a gala dinner to mark the end of the LGA Annual Conference in Bournemouth. The Rushcliffe Borough Council is urging people to vote for Chris. They can do this by going online and clicking on the following link below
localgovernmentchannel.com/awards/c/bravery_2010/v/chris_carnell. People can vote for Chris via the website or via SMS to 80039 quoting LGATV 5 ChrisC. Voting will continue up to 12noon on Thursday 8th July.
Jeremy Vine said: “This is probably the most fun anyone can have at an awards ceremony.
“Every prize has a story attached – the room is full of remarkable characters who have given much of their lives serving their community.
“Often they get overlooked and sometimes they get blamed. At this event we honour them and it really is a wonderful occasion.”
More details about Chris, including a film of his work, can be found online at http://www.localgovernmentchannel.com/awards/c/bravery_2010/v/chris_carnellby, or by following the link on Rushcliffe Borough Council’s news page by clicking the link from their home page at rushcliffe.gov.uk
The West Bridgford Local News would like to wish Chris all the very best.