Local MP Jim Murphy and MSP Ken Macintosh are launching a special set of awards for East Renfrewshire’s hard working public servants. The East Ren representatives are organising the first ever East Renfrewshire Public Servant of the Year Awards.
The Awards are to recognise the dedication and commitment with which the area’s public servants perform their duties. All areas of public service will be recognised, with awards for everyone from council workers to teachers to NHS workers and more.
If you know someone who deserves an award please contact Jim and Ken’s assistant Lynsey at email@example.com with your nominations. The person’s name, job title, what category they’re being put forward for and a couple of sentences on why they deserve the award should be included.
Alternatively nominations can be sent to Suite 4/5, 1 Spiersbridge Way, Thornliebank, East Renfrewshire, G46 8NG.
Deadline for nominations is Friday 18th May.
“We all rely on local services but more than that we rely on the dedication and commitment of the people who work in each of these services.
“How many of us have had cause to thank our kid’s teachers or our local doctor. We all notice when things go wrong, but how often do we get the chance to thank the Council workers and others who keep East Ren clean, safe and lovely place to live.
“I hope many local families will feel as we do and will be delighted to have a chance to recognise the public servants that work so hard for our area.”
As well as writing to public services directly to ask for nominations, Jim and Ken are keen to have members of the public nominate a public servant that they think deserves to be specially recognised.
"We have so many local staff doing brilliant work in so many ways and this is a new way for local people to say thank you and well done to those who have went out of their way to help.
"We dont say thank you often enough in our society but this is a way for us all to do just that. So if you know someone who should be publicly recognised please think of nominating them."
The East Renfrewshire Public Servant of the Year 2012 categories are:
Nursery, primary and secondary teachers who do a great job of educating and caring for our children and young people in the best schools in Scotland.
- Emergency Worker of the Year
Police, fire, ambulance and other emergency workers who put themselves in the way of danger to keep the rest of us safe.
- Health Worker of the Year
Nurses, doctors and other healthcare workers who look after the sick, elderly or vulnerable.
Bin men, hall keepers, gardeners, administrators and hundreds of other workers who help to make East Renfrewshire the best place to live in Scotland.
All the other public servants who work to provide the support we all rely on.