At the Guisborough Town Council annual Civic Evening, recently held on the 27th September, Guisborough Mayor, Councillor Mrs Janice Skelton awarded Mr Steve Simpson, Guisborough's very own 'singing street sweeper' with the Citizen of the Year Award.
Councillor Mrs Skelton said ' it is my honour to present Steve with this award, he goes above and beyond his role, and is always polite and friendly to everyone he encounters, he is an asset to the Town'.
Steve Simpson, 56, who has been employed to clean the area since 2015. Said: “I always try to do a good job but it’s really nice to be recognised. It was a really good feeling. I try to sweep the shop fronts and talk to people - but I never expected anything like this.”
Mr Simpson’s line manager, Andy Roberts, Neighbourhood Officer, said: “Steve is very community-focused and professional and nothing is too much for him. I’m really pleased for him that he got this award.”