Corby Council long servers are praised

George Jenkins (standing) has spent more than 44 years at Corby Council  and is a corporate development officer. Senior housing officer Trevor Burbidge (sitting), is currently in his 44th year with the authority

George Jenkins (standing) has spent more than 44 years at Corby Council and is a corporate development officer. Senior housing officer Trevor Burbidge (sitting), is currently in his 44th year with the authority

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A dedicated handyman has hung up his tools after working for Corby Council for 41 years.

Peter Fraser, 58, began working for the authority more than four decades ago as a play leader.

Until last week, he was employed at the council’s depot as a multi-skilled trades operative and he has filled a number of roles at the authority during his time there.

Corby Council’s chief executive, Norman Stronach, said: “We have amazingly dedicated staff that stay with the authority for the majority of their working life and do a great job.

“Their knowledge and experience over these years is priceless and is passed down throughout service areas.

“We would like to wish Peter the very best in his retirement and thank him for his many years of service.”

Other long serving staff include George Jenkins, 61, a corporate development officer who marks his 45th year at the authority in July.

He said: “I think making sure that you are challenged in your role is the key and that is what I’ve been able to do at Corby Council.”

Senior housing ICT officer, Trevor Burbidge, 61, will be seeing in his 44th year at the council later this year.

Trevor started with the former Urban District Council as a trainee housing officer and has worked in various roles.

He said: “Over the years with Corby Council I have had a variety of roles that have all been challenging and this has meant that I have been able to expand my skills and have never became bored in my career.”