Best wishes and thanks to our Council teams

I must take the opportunity to pass on Easter wishes to all of our staff and once again express my thanks to the many teams who have been called into action to deal with the worst winter has thrown at us.

The season may be officially behind us now, but looking at the forecast for sleet and snow this week I know we’re still primed and ready to respond if needed over the weeks ahead.

Of course the hard work continues in spring and summer in so many different ways, not least as our greenspaces are in full bloom and colour sweeps the city.

From the skilled and dedicated teams tending to our parks, gardens and other award winning displays to the waste and recycling team catering for the spike in collections and many, many more there’s a busy schedule.  In the schools we have the hectic final term looming and over the spring and summer months a host of services will have peak periods.

That sums up the life of a Council – there’s no down time, with business as usual carrying on around the clock throughout the year.

With that in mind, can I thank all those who were on duty over the holiday weekend to ensure vital services continued – those efforts are appreciated. For those who are taking the opportunity for leave over the school holidays, I hope you have a fantastic break.