A WEEK after retiring from his job at Milton Keynes Council Richard Solly has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mr Solly has worked for 30 years in local government, and spent the last 14 years in Milton Keynes were he helped to set up and promote organisational partnerships that help to tackle and reduce crime.
He was given his award at the Milton Keynes Equality Council’s “Queen’s Diamond Jubilee” Equality and Diversity Awards 2012.
MKC Chief Executive David Hill, said: “Richard has been a tower of strength, and a founding father for the effective partnerships we now have under the wider banner of Safer MK.
“Through Richard’s commitment and experience he has made a clear contribution to reducing crime in MK as well as people’s fear of crime, and to improving our response as a group of agencies.
“I wish Richard a long and happy retirement, which is very well deserved.”
Mr Solly said: “The last fourteen years have been consistently stimulating: sometimes difficult, occasionally tough and always very interesting.
“I shall leave my many friends with regret but I see this not as an ending but the beginning of something new and exciting.
“I don’t know yet where it will lead me but I am sure it will be worth the journey.”