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Romford cleaner rewarded for 20 years on the job

A man who has been cleaning ambulance stations in the Romford area for over 20 years has been awarded a good conduct medal for his hard work.

Clive Watson started working for the London Ambulance Service in 1987 and has taken pride in the job, which has seen him responsible for keeping Romford, Hornchurch and Becontree ambulance stations clean, ever since.

Romford Ambulance Operations Manager Steve Colhoun, who presented Clive with his award, said: “It’s an honour to present Clive with this award; he takes great pride in his job and does it to a high standard. A recent Health & Safety report commented on the high standard of cleanliness on station, and mentioned Clive by name as being responsible for this.

“Clive is very well thought of by all the ambulance staff who work in this area, and is seen as a key player in our day-to-day operations. He is often referred to as the mascot of the division.”

Clive said: “I just take pride in my work, and I feel as though all my colleagues are my friends. It’s nice to receive this award.”

Steve said: “Clive is interested in archaeology, mythology and fortean subjects, and will often share his wisdom on these subjects with ambulance staff!”

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