Monday, 18 June 2012

Stockwell road sweeper gets honour

Anthony Cleland, a street cleaner from Stockwell has been awarded a British Empire Medal for a quarter of a century of service cleaning the streets of Lambeth.

He was nominated by Kate Hoey MP and the Stockwell Communiny Resource Centre.

As Stockwell News reports,  Mr Cleland is a widower, and the father of two children and a grandfather-of-three.

He said: “I am very proud and I think it’s great that the BEM has been brought back, it shows that ordinary people deserve to be recognised as well. My children are over the moon about it and my colleagues think it’s great that a road sweeper is being honoured. I lost my wife a few years ago but I am sure she will be up there, looking down on me when I receive the medal.”

Congratulations to Anthony from all at Stand up for Stockwell!