Council workers pulling out all the stops to ensure vital services continue over Christmas

Published: 18 Dec 2018

While most residents will be tucking into their turkey and pulling crackers on Christmas Day, a team of workers will be beavering away behind the festive scenes to provide vital services.

Hertfordshire County Council workers are among the many thousands who forfeit the festivities to ensure residents remain safe and well over the Yuletide holidays.

From firefighters to gritting teams, social workers and community care providers, Hertfordshire County Council staff will be going above and beyond to ensure residents benefit from these key services during the Christmas break.

Leader of Hertfordshire County Council, David Williams, said: “While you are enjoying the festivities this year, please raise a toast to our hardworking workers who are ensuring residents receive the support they need during the holidays.

“We are immensely grateful to all of our staff for sacrificing their family time to help others by providing a host of different services. I would like to wish them, and all of our residents, a merry Christmas and a very healthy and happy New Year.”

Director of Community Protection and Chief Fire Officer, Darryl Keen said: "As with all emergency services, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service doesn't stop over Christmas and continues to provide 24/7 service throughout the holiday period.

"With our crews working in shifts, the aim us to ensure they can rotate each Christmas to enable time off with their families. In January we will be back to business as usual!"

To see just a small selection of Hertfordshire County Council’s workers from our full range of services, click on our festive video here: