National Award for County Council officer

A Northumberland County Council officer has scooped a national award as an “unsung hero”.

Amber Sweet, (second left in photo) a Local Land Charges Officer in the Council’s Public Protection Service has been Highly Commended as an Unsung Hero at the recent Local Land Charges awards.  

The award recognises her commitment to providing the best possible service to businesses she deals with. The award also came with 2 days free training which Amber will pass on to the rest of her team.

Amber said: “I was shocked but delighted to be nominated for the award. All of us in our Local Land Charges team come in each day and we work hard to provide the best possible service.

“It's lovely to think that my clients are so pleased with the work I do and the service I provide that they would put the forward for this award - it's so heartwarming and I'm very grateful. I thoroughly enjoyed the event and training, it was great to meet people in the same role from across the country.”

Amber is one of the Land Charges team that has had a challenging year which has included VAT issues and major IT issues following changes in legislation.   

Councillor Liz Simpson, Deputy Business Chair for the Council with responsibility for Public Protection, said: “I’m delighted for Amber.

“She and the others in the team have managed to maintain a good service without complaint and under pressure from the land search companies. This is a recognition of the hard work that the whole team puts in.”
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