Islington’s Caretaker of the Year 2019
Francis Oduro, a caretaker at Kings Square, has won Islington’s Caretaker of the Year award for his friendly nature and hardworking attitude.
More than 80 residents put forward their nominations, and out of nearly 200 Islington Council caretakers Francis came out tops.
Residents said Francis was hardworking, dedicated and friendly and that his work ethic and attention to issues on the estate made him stand out as a winner.
Francis said: “I’m really proud and delighted to be have been nominated and to have won! Thank you for recognising the work that I do.”
John Walters, the Pearly King of Finsbury and Billy Wells, Islington Council’s Head of Neighbourhood Services, presented Francis with his award at the council’s annual Caretakers Conference.
Penny Seal, chair of King Square Estate Tenants and Residents Association, was one of the people to nominate Francis.
She said: “Francis deserves this recognition. He’s proficient, professional, always smiling and goes the extra mile to maintain our estate. We are lucky to have him!”
Other caretakers who deserve a mention include: Sara Walters, from New River Court Estate; Danny Roberts, from Dover Court Estate; and Greg Walters, Williamson Street Estate.
Congratulations to Francis for his outstanding work, and thanks to all of Islington’s caretakers who are helping to build a safe, supportive, inclusive community here in Islington!