The Street Champion Framework
Street champion schemes are a way of involving members of the public on a voluntary basis to improve their local area. They can do this by monitoring and reporting local environmental issues (such as litter, graffiti, fly-tipping and so on) to the appropriate authorities, by getting involved themselves to tackle the issues directly, or a combination of both.
There are many street champion schemes already operating throughout the country, some of which have been established for several years. After studying the most successful of these schemes Keep Britain Tidy and Neighbourhoods NW have jointly developed and launched a Street Champion Framework to provide help and guidance for community groups, local authorities and individual residents who want to set up a scheme in their local area.
The successful schemes used as case studies within the Street Champion Framework are operated by the London Borough of Hillingdon, the London Borough of Ealing, Manchester City Council, Birmingham City Council and Wirral Council. We would like to acknowledge the help and support provided by all of these councils in producing the framework.
The following pages outline the benefits that street champion schemes can bring, and give a short introduction to the Street Champion Framework by briefly describing the six main segments that compose it.