Petworth cleaner marks 35 years of service at sheltered housing scheme

A cleaner who has worked at a Petworth sheltered housing scheme for 35 years has been recognised for her long service.

Diana Reeves has received flowers from Hyde colleagues at Edmunds and Lund House, as well as a Cornish cream team which was delivered to her home.

Diana said: “One of the reasons that I have worked here for so long is because working with my colleagues and the residents is just like being part of one big family.

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“I have seen some changes over the years – but I still feel the same pride working at Edmunds and Lund House now as I did in the beginning.”

Diana Reeves with her flowers outside Lund House

The Hyde Group, which manages the property, said Diana takes huge pride in her work, with visitors commenting that Edmunds and Lund House is absolutely spotless – and that she is always adamant that any contractors working at the scheme leave it as tidy as they found it.

Diana also provides vital support to the residents at Edmunds and Lund House – which has been more important than ever during the pandemic.

David Hunter, Hyde’s director of resident services, said: “Diana is our eyes and ears on the ground and has a wealth of knowledge.

“It is in her nature go above and beyond in everything she does and her dedication to our customers is a shining example of best practise for us all.

Diana Reeves with her flowers outside Lund House

“Thirty five years is a tremendous achievement –a huge ‘thank you’ from all your residents and colleagues.”


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