Fond farewell to long-standing employee

One of Torridge District Council’s longest serving employees had retired this month.

MEMBERS of Torridge District Council said a fond farewell to an employee who has served local government for more than 41 years.

Geoffrey West started working as a refuse loader and driver in 1970 when the district was still operated by individual borough and urban councils.

In 1974 he became an employee of the newly-formed Torridge District Council, and remained there until he retired this month.

At a long service presentation held at the Town Hall in Bideford, Councillor Barry Parsons, Leader of the Council said: “As a well respected member of the waste management team here at Torridge, Geoffrey will be missed.

“It is not only a fantastic achievement but also a fantastic commitment to have worked for the same employer for over 41 years, and to be highly respected by the Council, work colleagues and the hundreds of residents that Geoff has provided a service to throughout his extensive career.

“We wish him a long and happy retirement and all the best for the future.”

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