Pat on the Back Awards have been presented to winners and runners-up from across Blackburn and Darwen at a special ceremony.
The awards, organised on behalf of the Local Public Service Board, were set-up to recognise the people who make a difference in the borough.
From the Council Matthew Sidgreaves, Business Development Manager was awarded winner in the Prosperous category for his work with local businesses and the Council’s Learning and Engagement Team were awarded runner-up in this category.
In the Clean category Ann Jackson, the Council’s Domestic Assistant at Lytham Road Adolescent Unit, was awarded winner and the Aspire Programme, which is run in partnership with the Council and the CVS, was awarded runner-up.
The Council’s apprentice Holly Nicholson was awarded runner-up in the Employee of the Year category and Steve Richards was awarded Leader of the Year.
Other winners included a team established to tackle burglary in the borough, a running group that is attracting hundreds of people each week and a school uniform recycling initiative to help families most in need.
A short video to highlight the work of all the winners was shown to guests at the ceremony held at Blackburn College and can be seen at www.potb.org.uk.