THREE council workers have been recognised for their outstanding contribution.

Clerical officer Amanda Coates, head of accountancy Lisa Dunn and personnel assistant Julia Wilson are all employed by Richmondshire District Council.

Each was presented with an excellence in performance award at a presentation held at Swale House, Richmond.

Council chairman Councillor Raymond Alderson said: "It gives me great pleasure to honour these staff members in this way. They have all put in that extra effort to their work, ensuring first rate service and commitment."