Council employee wins national award

 16 March 2017  |  

A delighted Paul with his award

A delighted Paul with his award

Paul Dougall, Waste Strategy Team Leader at South Ayrshire Council, was presented with the Programme Manager of the Year Award at the 2017 Local Environmental Quality Awards hosted by environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful.

Paul was recognised for his ongoing commitment and participation in Keep Scotland Beautiful activities. He has significantly contributed towards shaping the Local Environmental Quality Network and has unending enthusiasm. He sits on the Keep Scotland Beautiful Roadside Litter Campaign Group and is a member of their Beach Award Managers network too.

Carole Noble, Operations Director at Keep Scotland Beautiful, commented: "The Local Environmental Quality Awards honour the outstanding contributions of organisations and individuals from across Scotland who are working hard to improve the environment and deliver outstanding results in the face of budget constraints and limited resources.

"Littering, dog-fouling and graffiti are issues that really matter to people and have a disproportionate impact on Scotland's most vulnerable communities. The initiatives that we recognised today have helped to improve local places for local people, create further community cohesion and build more civic pride Scotland-wide.

"All of the partner contacts have excelled in delivering significant local improvements, engaging the wider community to deliver environmental enhancements and undertaking innovative action to improve their local area, but this past year Paul has really pulled out the stops - and will also support a regional launch of our Roadside Litter Campaign in South Ayrshire."

Paul Dougall, Waste Strategy Team Leader, from South Ayrshire Council commented: "I'm absolutely delighted and surprised to have been selected for the Programme Manager of the Year Award. It's a great recognition for all the team at South Ayrshire and the contributions we have made to various Keep Scotland Beautiful programmes and the LEQ Network."

Mike Newall, Head of Neighbourhood Services at South Ayrshire Council said: "Well done to Paul, this is a marvellous achievement and the award is very well deserved. Paul is passionate about the environment and is a real asset to our waste team. He has spearheaded a number of campaigns which have significantly contributed to keeping South Ayrshire beautiful for locals and visitors to enjoy. I am sure his achievement will prove to be inspirational across the Council and beyond."

Membership of the Local Environmental Quality Network is open to all environmental improvement professionals, many of them employed by Scotland's major land managers, including local authorities and private sector organisations. The Network aims to ensure the sharing of best practise amongst those responsible for maintaining Scotland's open spaces.