Celebrate excellence in your community

Merton Council has this week launched its annual excellence awards to recognise council staff and community members who make a difference.

The council is calling on all those living and working in Merton to nominate a council employee or public servant working for the police, local health service, voluntary sector or someone who works for another partner organisation of the council who they think goes the extra mile for the welfare of the borough.

Nominations are now open and can be made online at http://www.merton.gov.uk/excellenceawards. For anyone without a computer, or passing by one of the libraries, nomination forms and voting boxes will be available in all Merton’s libraries. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday 15 November.

Last year’s winners included the council’s CCTV team, staff from Pollards Hill Library and the MASCOT telecare team, who run a 24 hour support service for vulnerable members of the community. Representatives from the fire service, police, voluntary sector and local health service also picked up awards for their dedication to public service.

Leader of Merton Council Councillor Stephen Alambritis said:

‘Recognising excellence has always been important, but in these difficult times being faced by the council and the community, it is even more impressive when staff and partners go that extra mile.

“The excellence awards are our chance to nominate public servants who go beyond the call of duty for their borough and I encourage all residents to get involved and put a vote in for those that have made a difference to them.”