Meet council workers who rock!

The lost Property All Stars. Pictured (from left) Michael Gadd, Rik Gray, Eric Hubbert and Andrew Cotton.
The lost Property All Stars. Pictured (from left) Michael Gadd, Rik Gray, Eric Hubbert and Andrew Cotton.

By day they work at North Kesteven District Council but in their spare time they transform into a rock band known as Lost Property All Stars.

Guitarist Mick Gadd is the council’s property services manager, vocals and double bassist Eric Hubbert works in housing systems, drummer Rik Gray is in IT, and vocalist and guitarist Andrew Cotton is the housing tenancy 
manager.

The team celebrate the Wellbeing Service's first birthday.

The team celebrate the Wellbeing Service's first birthday.

Now the band has turned its talents into writing two songs especially for the council’s Wellbeing Service - which has successfully run for one 
year.

They visited Tabby Road Studios near Swinderby to record two rockin’ songs called ‘Life Can Change’ and ‘Who’s Gonna Help’.

The Wellbeing Service offers help and support to residents aged over 18. It offers different kinds of preventative care and support services to aid people’s long-term health and wellbeing.

This can be helping someone avoid homelessness, help and care after coming out of hospital, mental health, access to other local services and more.

The band feel it’s important to shine a light on community initiatives like the Wellbeing Service.

Eric said: “It’s not every day you come across a rock band formed within a council, and we feel the Wellbeing Service is one of great importance to the district, so we want to support it in any way we can.”

The council’s support and strategy manager Fiona Jones said: “This is a landmark event for the service and we thank Lost Property All Stars for producing two brilliant tracks for us.

“We aim to use it for any promotion of the Wellbeing Service we do – which is very far reaching throughout the district due to the variety of people it supports.

“Anyone can be struck with a sudden change in circumstance that can be difficult to bounce back from alone, and that’s where we come in.

“The NK health trainers are also considering using the tracks for the over 50s Extend Classes, which would be brilliant for us and the 
band.”