Derbyshire Dales District Council was crowned Active Derbyshire's Active Workplace Award winner for 2012 at the Derbyshire Sports Awards recently.
The Active Workplace Award recognises organisations who encorage staff to get active and stay active and nominees were required to submit evidence of the work they had been doing towards this.
Judges were won over by the the council's commitment to 'get fit' schemes including a lunchtime Walking for Health group led by trained volunteers, lunchtime table tennis matches, Back2Netball sessions at Arc Leisure Matlock, a workplace healthy eating club, stop smoking courses, weekly after-work 5-a-side football, lunchtime yoga and meditation classes, a cricket team run and running group.
Chairman of the District Council's Communities Committee, Councillor Mrs Carol Walker said:
"Valuing our employees is one of the District Council's seven core values and my heartfelt congratulations to all concerned for their individual and collective awards. The District is indeed fortunate to have such talented people."
More good news at the Derbyshire Sports Awards, organised by Derbyshire Sport, was that Olympics mountain biker Annie Last, from Great Longstone, who only last month picked up the Derbyshire Dales Sportsperson of the Year title at the District Council's own awards ceremony, went on to be crowned Derbyshire's Sportsperson of the Year.
To read about the 2011 Winners click here.