Monday, 19 May 2008

Vote for John Wheatley!

Hackney Council’s Head of Waste Operations, John Wheatley, has made it through to the finals of the Council Worker of the Year Awards 2008.

John beat off competition from across the country to be short-listed for the Leadership category for his key role in increasing resident satisfaction by improving the frequency of refuse collections and improving street cleanliness.

Hackney’s streets are now officially ranked the 11th cleanest in London, having climbed 17 places in the rankings of London Councils by environmental charity ENCAMS.

John joined the councillor walkabout in De Beauvoir on Thursday morning.

There are more details about John Wheatley and the other finalists, including a short film of their work, online:

Anyone is eligible to vote by visiting the website or by sending a text message. To vote for John Wheatley by text message, quote LGA TV 4 John to 80039