Keeping the borough clean for 25 years
Council road sweeper Nat Catherwood has been honoured by the Mayor of South Ribble after helping keep the borough clean for a quarter of a century.
Nat, 48, of Leyland, joined the council in 1987 when he began his career working in the highways department and on the old tarmac gangs.
He was following a family tradition as both his late father and uncle also worked for the council.
After 10 years Nat moved onto the cleansing team where he worked as a clean zone caretaker, ensuring the town centres of Leyland and Penwortham were kept spotless. Most recently, Nat took on a role driving one of the council's HGV sweeper vehicles.
Over the years Nat has turned his hand to many different jobs and has seen lots of changes.
He said: "I've done a bit of everything during my time at the council, but I've always really enjoyed my work. I think what I've enjoyed most is the banter and the companionship, they're a great set of lads. I also enjoyed working with my dad and getting out and about."
Mayor of South Ribble Councillor Colin Clark presented Nat with a certificate and gift voucher to recognise his dedication and hard work over the years.
Mayor Councillor Colin Clark, said:"I would like to thank and congratulate Nat for being a loyal employee of the council for 25 years. That is a wonderful term of service and a great achievement."
Nat's mother, Doris Catherwood, attended the ceremony. She said: "I'm so proud of Nat and his dad would have been really proud of him today too, I wish he was still here to see him."
Last updated: 11 December 2012