Council bids farewell to half a century of expertise

Release date: 28 April 2016

Photo – Roz (left) and Denise (right) enjoying their retirement ceremony

Two of the most dedicated Officers at Cotswold District Council retired today after amassing over 50 years’ worth of valued skill and expertise.

Roz Brazier and Denise Handley have filled a range of posts but Roz is best known for her pioneering work on emergency planning coordination, and Denise has provided essential and very efficient business support on issues including food hygiene.

Both women have been with the Council for over 25 years and their popularity was evident at their joint farewell ceremony which was attended by colleagues past and present.

Claire Locke, CDC’s Head of Environment Services and Amanda Morgan, Head of Operational Services in the newly formed Environmental and Regulatory Service Group, both paid tribute to the retirees. 

Claire commented:

“It’s hard to imagine emergency planning without Roz – she has done a magnificent job, especially when she had to deal with the aftermath of widespread flooding across the District in 2007.  It’s a very demanding job and she has always delivered.”

Amanda added:

“Denise has been the bedrock of the team, ensuring that our records are accurate and that we are completely on top of the job.  She responded magnificently when we introduced the new food hygiene rating system, and we will always be grateful for her hard work and infectious enthusiasm.”

Both Roz and Denise have a wealth of plans for their retirement which involve family activities and travel.


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