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Award-winning street sweepers honoured in special Town Hall ceremony

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Image captionImage 1: From left to right, Mayor of H&F Cllr Mercy Umeh, Lazarus Eliodore, Winston Barrett and Cllr Stephen Cowan

Two outstanding Hammersmith & Fulham street sweepers have been honoured in a special ceremony.

Winston Barrett, 53, and Lazarus Eliodore, 46, who have served local residents for years, were the guests of honour at Hammersmith Town Hall on Wednesday (15 March).

They were honoured by H&F Mayor, Cllr Mercy Umeh, and Leader of H&F Council, Cllr Stephen Cowan, who awarded them ceremonial plaques for the borough.

“We wanted to thank Winston and Lazarus personally for their hard work and dedication in keeping our streets clean,” said Cllr Cowan.

“We want to be the greenest borough in the country and we can’t achieve that without their care and attention. They’ve truly become part of our local community and we know residents appreciate their hard work.”


Winston was recently honoured at a national event celebrating employees from Serco’s 50,000 strong team who have done extraordinary things for their colleagues, customers or communities.

When local residents from the areas Winston cleans learned he could be nominated for an award, Serco received a flood of nearly 40 letters from them commending the joyful and conscientious way he goes about his work.  

Meanwhile Lazarus recently scooped both divisional and global ‘community awards’ at a Serco event.

His cheerful attitude and determination to keep the streets he is responsible for clean had caught the attention of local residents who nominated him in appreciation of his work.

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Image caption: Image 2: Lazarus Eliodore (left) and Winston Barrett with their awards