Senior Accountant, Robert Child was presented with a long service award by the Mayor of Melton, Cllr Jeanne Douglas on 4th September to mark his longstanding commitment to the Council.
Robert started working at the Council on the 1st September 1965 when he was 16 years old. The Council was known then as Melton and Belvoir Rural District Council and was based in Warwick Lodge. He joined in a post that gave him broad exposure to various council departments, including Housing and Cashiers and has continued his invaluable service in the Finance team since.
Presentations were also made by the Leader of the Council, Cllr Byron Rhodes, and the Chief Executive, Lynn Aisbett.
Following a special buffet reception held in his honour, the Mayor said:
“I was delighted to be able to present this award to Robert and congratulate him for reaching his 50 year milestone. His continued commitment to work is commendable and I wish him all the very best for the future”.
The reception was well attended by many of Robert’s friends and colleagues. Robert received a number of gifts and a commemorative certificate to mark his 50 years of service.
Robert said, “It has been a pleasure working with a wonderful group of colleagues over the years. I don’t think there’s particular secret to long service, but a sense of humour definitely helps”.