Melton Council worker is congratulated for 50 years’ service

Robert Child is congratulated by Melton Mayor Jeanne Douglas and Melton Council leader Byron Rhodes. Also pictured are Robert's proud family Mark, Sarah and wife Gill. EMN-150409-142752001
Robert Child is congratulated by Melton Mayor Jeanne Douglas and Melton Council leader Byron Rhodes. Also pictured are Robert's proud family Mark, Sarah and wife Gill. EMN-150409-142752001
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A dedicated Melton Borough Council employee has been honoured after reaching a golden milestone.

Senior accountant Robert Child was today (Friday) presented with a long service award by Mayor of Melton Jeanne Douglas to mark his long-standing commitment to the council.

Presentations were also made by council leader Byron Rhodes and the authority’s chief executive Lynn Aisbett.

Mr Child started working at the council on September 1, 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 council’s finance team since.

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 and he received a number of gifts and a commemorative certificate to mark his 50 years of service.

He said: “It has been a pleasure working with a wonderful group of colleagues over the years. I don’t think there’s a particular secret to long service, but a sense of humour definitely helps!”