Wendy Haywood retired in July 2020, after working for 41 years at Ripple. School.
The reception children at Suffolk Road made her a thank you card and staff and colleagues attended a "socially distanced" cream tea whilst she opened her gifts from school. She received an engraved vase, a new hat, a new pair of flip flops, some ceramic wellington boot planters and a £200 Homebase voucher to spend on her new garden.
Councillor Rodwell also presented Wendy with a certificate from the Mayor of Barking and Dagenham, recognising her long service to the Borough.
Thank you Wendy and happy retirement.