STARs 2018

Rewarding ​excellence for Council Employees that go the extra mile 

STARs is the Council's Special Thanks and Recognition scheme for recognising achievements across the Council for individual employees and teams. STARs was developed in recognition that high quality services will only be delivered by a workforce that is enthusiastic, caring and committed to the community and who strive to do their best in all aspects of their day to day role and responsibilities. 

Details of the STARs 2019 will be published after the summer recess.

STARs Awards - Our 2018 Winners

The following STARS 2018 winners were announced at the Awards Ceremony on 19 December:

Employee Award (Internally nominated)
Julie Anderson, Waste Services Officer

Employee Award (External nominated)
Scott Donaldson, Joiner

Young Employee Award
Dionne Curran, Modern Apprentice, Early years

Team Award (Externally nominated)
Kilmardinny Recycling Crew

Team Award (Internally nominated)


There were many fantastic nominations for this category this year, but the standout range of nominations were for our many teams that truly went above and beyond what would be expected of their role in our response to that major winter event ‘The Beast from the East’ in March.

We took the decision on reviewing our nominations that we could not pit one winter response team against another in a short-leet when the collective efforts of a number of key service areas were what enabled us to clear our roads, access and support the vulnerable in our communities and keep our residents informed on what services could and could not be delivered.

When we announced our short-leet for the awards back in June we advised that we would develop our approach to recognising all those teams involved in that emergency response and, as it would not be possible for everyone to attend the awards we had representatives from across those service areas to collect the Team Award on behalf of all our Frontline Responders.