Local workers could pick up Pride award

Frickley Rangers Pride award finalist.
Frickley Rangers Pride award finalist.

TWO out of the three finalists in the People’s Choice category for this year’s Wakefield Council Pride Awards are from the Express area.

The rangers at Frickley Country Park and Carol White, a young people’s worker in the south east Youth Development and Support Service, have made the final shortlist, along with Eric Wolfe, a day opportunity facilitator at the Phoenix Centre, Pontefract.

The Frickley Rangers team has been nominated for making the country park an enjoyable place to visit.

The team maintains the park by patrolling the site and reporting issues such as vandalism and flytipping.

The rangers also support the park’s friends group, carry out inductions for local volunteer site wardens, market the site by delivering promotional leaflets, deal with public inquiries and provide a varied events programme.

Carol White has been nominated for her tireless work helping young people.

Her work has included providing an open access youth club to develop social skills and engaging young people to become decision makers in their own communities through the Youth Council and the United Kingdom Youth Parliament.

She encourages young people to have a voice in their community, gives them aspirations of work and provides specialist support.

The overall winner, who will be presented with an engraved award and certificate, will be announced at the Pride Awards ceremony on Friday, May 18.

To vote, visit www.wakefield.gov.uk or e-mail pride awards@wakefield.gov.uk before Wednesday, May 9. You can also call 08458 506506 or write to Pride Awards FREEPOST NEA5394 Room 6, Town Hall, Wood Street, Wakefield WF1 2BR.