We're delighted to post this update about our staff awards scheme we call STARS.

Earlier this year, many of you kindly submitted nominations for members of our staff who you felt deserved recognition as part of the People's Choice category.

On 13 June, we brought staff together to present their long service and STARS awards.

Knaresborough swimming pool lifeguard, Alice Gill was named People's Choice winner. It was for the support she has given to a young disabled swimmer. Here's just part of the citation submitted by Alice's nominee:

"Alice has gone above and beyond her duty as my son's private swimming teacher. He has Cerebral Palsy and when he first came to her, he could only swim a few strokes. With Alice's patience, calming nature and understanding, he is now able to swim 25 metres.  My son has been tutored by Alice for a year and over that time she has built his trust in the water and they both have a good rapport with each other. Alice has a caring nature which is evident during the lesson. She is an asset to Knaresborough Pool."

Two other members of our staff also made the final shortlist. They were Jack Dobson from Starbeck swimming pool and Little Explorers nursery nurse, Tina Strong.

Thank you, once again, for all the nominations you submitted.

The People's Choice award nominations will open again from 1 January to 31 March 2020.

We will be looking for you as residents, customers and users of our services, to nominate individuals or teams who you believe deserve to be recognised.

The next awards presentation will take place in June 2020.

Page last updated 21/06/2019