Council staff enjoy free breakfast as thanks for hard work
09 December 2021
There were bacon baps and cups of tea all around at Strahan's Road and Skeoge this week as Council front line staff were thanked for their tireless work over the past year with a free breakfast.
In recognition of their hard work, Council provided a catering van for staff from various departments to enjoy, including refuse collection, street cleansing, grounds maintenance, cemeteries, Park Rangers, Property and Fleet Maintenance and waste management, and Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Graham Warke, also paid a visit to personally thank staff for their commitment.
"I was absolutely delighted to be able to join some of our Council staff in Strahan's Road and in Skeoge this week to enjoy a lovely breakfast and to thank them for all of their work over the past year," said Mayor Warke. "These men and women have shown incredible dedication as frontline workers to continue to carry out an exemplary service for the people of this district despite the many challenges that have been presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
"They are a vital part of our council services, and it was very important that we showed a small token of our immense appreciation for the role that they play."
Council's Chief Executive, John Kelpie, added: "As we come into the Christmas season and the end of another year, as a council we wanted to make a small gesture of thanks and appreciation to these staff members who have been truly exceptional in the face of many unpredictable challenges.
"The pandemic meant a lot of staff had to adapt quickly to a new way of working. Their dedication to delivering the best service is a credit to them all – they will even be out over the holiday period carrying out their duties.
"We know how important they are, and it was just as important that we thanked and rewarded them for their work with this opportunity to enjoy a free breakfast and a personal word of thanks from the First Citizen on behalf of everyone."
You can watch a video of the Mayor visiting the free breakfast at Strahan's Road and Skeoge on the Derry City and Strabane District Council Facebook and Twitter pages.