Pride Awards final

RESIDENTS are being asked to vote for the winner of the People’s Choice category in this year’s Wakefield Council Pride Awards.

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.

Earlier this year, the council asked residents to nominate their favourite council worker for the People’s Choice Award. The nominations were whittled down to three and the overall winner will be announced at the Pride Awards ceremony on Friday, May 18. The winner will be presented with an engraved award and certificate.

Joanne Roney, Wakefield Council’s chief executive, said: “Throughout these challenging financial times it is important we continue to recognise the achievements of our dedicated staff. The Pride Awards demonstrate the levels of care, customer focus and value for money shown across all our services. They also provide an opportunity for others to learn from the best. This award, the one decided by local residents, is the one to win. It really matters to staff and I hope people will take a few minutes to vote.”

To vote, visit www.wake field.gov.uk or email pride awards@wakefield.gov.uk before Wednesday, May 9. You can also vote by calling 08458 506506 or by writing to Pride Awards FREEPOST NEA5394 Room 6, Town Hall, Wood Street, Wakefield WF1 2BR.