Council staff are in fine health

Coun Peter Wilson is pictured celebrating with staff
Coun Peter Wilson is pictured celebrating with staff

Staff at Chorley Council are celebrating after the authority became one of only a few councils in the North West to be awarded the Workplace Wellbeing Charter.

The national award is recognition for providing a healthy working environment and improving the health and wellbeing of their employees.

It has a running club, health checks and other initiatives for staff.

Coun Peter Wilson said: “We are delighted to win this award, as a healthy workplace means our staff can continue to provide excellent services for the people who live in the borough.

“Having clean, safe and healthy communities is a priority for us and we need a healthy workforce to continue delivering the excellent services that will help us achieve this and make a difference to the lives of our residents.”

The Workplace Wellbeing Charter is run by Health@Work, a charity that works with organisations to help create healthier and more productive workforces.