CCBC Cabinet pay tribute to ‘amazing’ workforce
Posted on : 24 Jun 2020
The Leader of Caerphilly county borough council and her Cabinet have paid tribute to staff across the organisation for their ‘amazing efforts’ in supporting the council’s coronavirus response.
The first remote meeting of the authority’s Cabinet took place today using video conferencing technology and one the key reports on the agenda detailed the council’s response to the coronavirus outbreak to date.
The link to the video of the Cabinet meeting can be found here - https://youtu.be/gsggtOTeQVY
Cllr Philippa Marsden said, “It is important to reflect on what we have achieved collectively as an organisation since the onset of the outbreak. Most importantly, I want to thank our whole workforce for their amazing efforts over recent months.”
“We have seen the ‘Team Caerphilly’ ethos really shine through. Our staff have pulled together as one to support our communities, including our most vulnerable residents who were in greatest need.”
“It is something that I’m very proud to be part of and I’m sure residents across the county borough will share my appreciation.”
“Our staff have truly gone ‘above and beyond’ by not only delivering our key services, but also supporting huge logistical challenges that we have never encountered before, such as mobilising our free school meal operations, operating childcare hubs for key workers, providing over £30million in grants to local businesses and supporting our vulnerable residents during their greatest time of need.”
“Financially, we are still very much counting the cost of the coronavirus pandemic, but the report details additional costs of around £4.5million for the first quarter of the 2020/21 financial year. This figure is likely to rise and we will continue to work with Welsh Government to seek appropriate funding for this additional expense.”
“It is clear that we are not out of the woods yet and Coronavirus is likely to be with us for many months to come, but if we continue to perform as we have since the start of the outbreak, our residents can rest assure that they are in very good hands.”