Council transport team wins at national awards

Published Wednesday, 20th December 2017

HARTLEPOOL Borough Council’s Transport and Infrastructure team are celebrating after winning a prestigious award at a national ceremony.

The service team beat tough competition to be named Best Performer in the Highways, Roads and Winter Maintenance category at the Association for Public Service Excellence’s annual APSE performance networks awards 2017.

Apse award win 2017

As well as winning this award, Hartlepool Borough Council was nominated in two other categories including Building Cleaning and Education Catering.

It was said that ‘each of this year’s winning Councils has shown an exceptional commitment to frontline provision’, working within a difficult climate to provide innovative solutions and drive change in local communities.

Tony Hanson, Hartlepool Borough Council’s Assistant Director of Environmental Services and Neighbourhoods, said: “Our Transport and Infrastructure team work tirelessly to deliver vital services to neighbourhoods in Hartlepool, and we are very pleased this has been recognised at a national level.

“We are continually working to adapt and improve services across the town, and I’d like to congratulate every member of the team and wider staff members whose important work has contributed to this award win.”

Councillor Dave Hunter, the Council’s Chair of Neighbourhood Services, added: Well done to everyone involved, this award win is a terrific achievement.

“It is also testament to the fact that, despite the tough climate we are living in and the challenges this Council faces, the innovative work and dedication of staff means we are still able to provide fantastic services to local residents.”

The awards were presented by radio presenter Lorna Bancroft earlier this month at the APSE performance networks seminar 2017 in Blackpool.