Five star guys

five council emp-loyees, including one from Girvan, have been shortlisted for the local authority’s Outstanding People Awards for 2011.

Girvan Learning Disability Services manager Clare Kennedy was nominated for developing the Girvan Opportunities project.

Girvan Opportunities Project offers a full programme of inclusive activities and learning to improve the lifestyles of people with learning disabilities in a rural area, providing classes that are educational and fun.

More than 60 South Ayrshire Council employees were nominated by members of the public and council colleagues for outstanding performance in five nomination categories. Council leader Bill McIntosh said: “This is a terrific achievement for all those shortlisted and they thoroughly deserve to be in the running for The Outstanding People Awards.

“We know there are many more outstanding people out there deserving to be recognised and rewarded for their efforts.

“I would urge everyone to take time to go online and maker their nomination.

“Any employee or team can be nominated in one of the five categories, so please take the time to put forward your nominations.”

Also nominated for 2011 were: Clive Price, street cleansing operative; Linda Hall, depute Head Teacher at Dalmilling Primary school; Anne Smillie, John Pollock centre officer; and Kirsty Gerrish, administration assistant.

Council Chief Executive David Anderson added: “The Outstanding People Awards publicly recognise people within our organisation who have gone the extra mile to deliver excellent services.

“Once again, I am very impressed with the quality of the nominations received for the first round of judging in 2011 and look forward to seeing more nominations coming in, especially from the public, through the online form on the Council’s website.”

Nominations can be made at, or by calling 01292 612 026 to request a hard copy of the awards nomination form.