A motor vehicle technician has received a long-service award after clocking up 25 years at Hyndburn council.
Adam Bentley, who works at the council’s vehicle maintenance unit, received his award from chief executive David Welsby who started working at the council on the same day as Adam in February 1990.
A council spokesperson said the day ‘stands out’ because there were hurricane force winds sweeping the country, causing havoc on the roads and motorways and leaving 500,000 homes without power.
Adam, who is a keen motorcyclist and competes at national hill climbs, said: “The 25 years have flown by.
"Since I started here back in 1990, aged 26, I’ve always worked as a mechanic, but I’ve often been called into help with all sorts of other things over the years like road repairs, gritting, installing street lights and helping out in parks on football duty.
"Every day is still different and I spend my days carrying out repairs and MOT’s on council vehicles and taxis.
“The people you work with closely over the years become almost like a second family and I’m lucky to work with a great bunch of people.”