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30 August 2018

Proud Ollie shortlisted for Cotswolds crown

Ollie is a huge credit to the team and the Malmesbury area and we wish him the very best of luck at the forthcoming awards ceremony

John Thomson, Wiltshire Council’s cabinet minister for communities and chair of Malmesbury Area Board

A Wiltshire Council staff member is in the running for an award at the Pride of the Cotswolds honours ceremony.

The annual event recognises individuals who have done an outstanding job for their community. Ollie Phipps has reached the final in the category for public sector workers.

He was nominated by members of the public.

Ollie, a community engagement manager for the Malmesbury area, said: "It was a lovely surprise and an enormous pleasure to hear I'd been nominated.

"None of us come to work to win awards. You get so much satisfaction just from serving the community. The nomination feels like recognition for our whole team."

Ollie works with colleagues to offer support and regularly facilitates community events and activities in Malmesbury and the surrounding 20 parishes, including diverse projects such as;

  • dementia-friendly swimming
  • seniors' social clubs
  • walking groups
  • refugee welfare

John Thomson, Wiltshire Council's cabinet minister for communities and chair of Malmesbury Area Board, said: "We recognise the hard work and value of all the council's community engagement managers and the role they have in assisting local communities to engage and participate in a range of activities that have a positive impact on people's health and wellbeing.

"Ollie is a huge credit to the team and the Malmesbury area and we wish him the very best of luck at the forthcoming awards ceremony."

The Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard Pride of the Cotswolds awards ceremony takes place at Forest Green Rovers FC, Nailsworth, on 20 September.

A spokesperson for the event said: "We aim to honour those whose contribution to their employer, charity or community makes them truly exceptional."

Ollie, 31, from Chippenham, joined Wiltshire Council in 2005 and has been in his role as a community engagement manager for three years.

Last updated: 30 August 2018 | Last reviewed: 30 August 2018

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