Palmers supports Improving Lives Award

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Essex-based law firm Palmers Solicitors recently showed their support for individuals that improve lives by sponsoring the Basildon Council staff awards event.

Earlier this year, residents were given the opportunity to nominate a council worker who delivers great customer service to the borough’s people for the ‘Improving Lives’ Award. A ten strong panel then adjudicated.

Highly commended was Michelle Fairchild, Community Development Officer, who was nominated for the support and guidance she provides. Residents called her: “…caring, bubbly, helpful and always willing to go the extra mile.” Upon receiving the award, Michelle said: “I feel really privileged that the community have gone out of their way to vote for me and have recognised the work that I do with them.”


For the second consecutive year, the winner of the Improving Lives Award was Robert Bullock who works in Street Cleansing. Robert was nominated 11 times this year by residents of the borough, with one calling him: “…extremely helpful, polite, courteous and conscientious about his work.”

Robert Bullock has worked for the council for three and a half years and on average he collects 25 bags of litter per day. After he received his award, Robert said: “I am dumbstruck. To win last year was something, but twice in a row is unbelievable. I would like to thanks all the residents who took the time to nominate me, not just for this year but for last year as well.”

The awards were presented by judges Lee McClellan and Nick Dougan from Palmers Solicitors.

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