Retiring town hall staff thanked for their 1,800 years

Shaffaq Mohammed
Shaffaq Mohammed

Sheffield City Council is saying ‘farewell’ to 54 long-serving staff who are retiring with a total of 1,800 years behind them.

Some have been working for the authority for almost 40 years; each will receive a formal letter of thanks for their “valuable” services.

The council’s cabinet formally thanks retiring staff who have clocked up more than 20 years, and the latest list was presented last week.

Those with 39 years service are library and information assistant Karen Brameld, resources assistant area manager Julie Brierley, finance officer Amanda Hall, learning and development consultant Susan Harwood and senior transport service officer Peter Wilson.

Those with 38 years are Marina Glaves, team manager in children, young people and families, Nick Hoult, senior development in communities, Graham Hudson, senior personnel officer, and Michael Kidder, assistant operations control in transport and facilities management.

The longer than usual list of 54 employees reflects the end of the financial year.

Hundreds of staff have left in recent years, some reaching retirement age, some taking early retirement and some opting for voluntary severance. Some have been replaced, some have not as the council responds to grant cuts.