Council staff in the frontline

Council staff have rallied round to support the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 10:00 am

Over 150 members of staff from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council have been redeployed to provide front-line support during the coronavirus pandemic. Staff from across the organisation are temporarily moving roles and using their skill set to support their colleagues in the delivery of council’s critical services - including undertaking key roles in parks, refuse collection, street cleansing, cemeteries and household recycling centres. The flexible and resilient staff members have embraced different ways of working - pulling together and working hard to make sure residents and businesses borough-wide are given full support during this difficult time.

Lord Mayor, Cr Kevin Savage, comments: “I am very proud of all our staff who have shown willingness and dedication during this challenging time. Many of our employees - who are unable to continue with their day-to-day jobs because of service closures - are undertaking new roles to ensure that council’s vital local services can be maintained. You may see some ‘new faces’ out and about working in a wide range of areas including parks, street cleansing and waste management – to help ensure our borough remains, safe, tidy and clean during the pandemic.”

Redeployed Gareth Dobbs - Gareth Dobbs (left) is a full-time Leisure Attendant at Orchard Leisure Centre. He has recently been redeployed to Armagh Depot to become a full-time Waste Collection Operative, joining his brother Michael (right).