Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor and elected councillors have shown their appreciation to Veolia, their environmental services partner, for their exemplary work during the coronavirus pandemic.
Veolia delivers recycling and waste collections, street cleansing and grounds maintenance of parks and open spaces on behalf of Watford Borough Council.
At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Veolia’s staff were granted key worker status.
The Mayor visited Veolia’s frontline operatives to thank them.
He was joined by Stanborough ward and Environment Portfolio Holder, councillor Tim Williams, Callowland’s cllr Dawn Allen-Williamson, and Woodside’s cllr Glen Saffery.
Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: ‘It was great to be able to thank Watford’s incredible Veolia team for all their hard work over this period. I’d also like to thank Cllr Dawn Allen Williamson for helping to organise this event.
“Ever since lockdown started, the team at Veolia have been out every day collecting our bins and keeping our streets and parks clean and tidy.
“So many people in our town have told me how grateful they have been for this and so it was lovely to be able to give the team the thanks they deserved.’
Veolia Watford’s senior contract manager, Darren Harding said: “I am extremely proud of the Veolia Watford team. They have shown great resilience and dedication during the past few months, by continuing to provide safe recycling and waste collections, keep streets clean, and service local parks.
“We want to say thank you to everyone in the community for showing us kindness and appreciation.“