Pride awards nominees revealed

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A DETERMINED refuse team and a dedicated special needs assistant are among those in the running for one of Wakefield Council’s Pride Awards.

Nominations for the People’s Choice Award have been short-listed to four finalists and it is now time for residents to pick a winner.

The skills, enterprise and work team from the council’s regeneration and economic growth service is among the finalists.

It supported many disadvantaged young people and voluntary sector organisations through the Future Jobs Fund (FJF) scheme, designed to help long term claimants living in areas of high unemployment find paid temporary work.

Countryside ranger, Sue Worrall, was nominated for her enthusiasm and passion for the environment and the way she inspires others to get involved.

Julie Parker, special needs assistant at Horbury Primary School, was nominated for the support she gives to a disabled pupil.

Finally, the round 25 refuse team from Pontefract were nominated by a member of the public for their determination in getting refuse collected during the severe winter weather.

The awards event, funded by sponsorship from the council’s business partners and other organisations, will be held on Friday, May 13.

It aims to recognise the best of what council employees do for the district and its residents.

To vote, simply call 0845 8506506 visit www.wake field.gov.uk or email pride awards@wakefield.gov.uk with your winning name choice. Alternatively write to FREEPOST NEA5394, Room 8, Town Hall, Wood Street, Wakefield, WF1 2BR, stating the finalist’s name you are voting for. Please only vote once. The closing date is Friday, May 6.