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Carillion Highway Maintenance team who showed 'true grit' praised - 4/1/2009

Support services and construction company Carillion is delighted its Highway Maintenance team working in partnership with Wolverhampton City Council has been officially thanked by a city councillor and its Sustainable Communities Director.

Councillor Paddy Bradley Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Enterprise and Steve Boyes Director for Sustainable Communities for Wolverhampton City Council took time out to thank Carillion Highway Maintenance for battling against the elements during bleak weather conditions in January and February.

Councillor Paddy Bradley said: "This thank you is genuinely meant for all of you. You all did a first class job not just for a few days but sustained for a considerable period of time. This team shone out through the Midlands and I felt that, on behalf of all the council and our communities that you deserved a public thank you for keeping Wolverhampton moving through a very difficult period."

Steve Boyes, Director for Sustainable Communities said: "I would just like to echo what Councillor Bradley has said and to add my thanks. I understand how difficult it is when there are sustained periods of weather and the problems associated with continuing to keep the service going.

"I would like to thank Carillion and all those who helped to continue to provide a first class service for the people of Wolverhampton during a challenging time."

A team of 23 Carillion highway maintenance people battled the weather during an icy spell earlier this year, Carillion Highway Maintenance has been providing the service since 2005 in partnership with Wolverhampton City Council.

Carillion Highway Maintenance Contracts Manager Tony Devine said: "I'm extremely proud of the efforts of our team here and to have this publicly acknowledged by Councillor Paddy Bradley and Steve Boyes is very encouraging."