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Celebrating council success

18 March 2010

The best environmental schemes from councils across the country were showcased this week at the Keep Britain Tidy Conference.

Leading figures from local authorities, housing associations and other land managers attended the two-day event at the Midland Hotel, Manchester.  Organised by the Keep Britain Tidy Network, the conference focused on making England’s communities, towns and cities better places to live.

Comedienne Ruby Wax hosted the awards ceremony, which honoured a range of innovative schemes by councils tackling problems such as dog fouling and litter.

Over the two days delegates listened to expert speakers and took part in workshops offering ideas and guidance on tackling issues such as litter, building stronger and cleaner communities, enforcement, anti-social behaviour, and continuing to maintain and improve local environmental quality efficiently in these challenging economic times. 

The conference also gave local authorities and land managers the opportunity to look at the Keep Britain Tidy manifesto for a cleaner England – This is our Home.  Keep Britain Tidy is calling for a combined effort over the next decade, from the public, businesses, national and local government, to work with them in a concerted campaign for a cleaner England. 

Previously known as the Cleaner Safer Greener (CSG) Network, the Keep Britain Tidy Network was officially launched to members at the conference.  The name change heralds the first of many developments to the Network, which will give members access to more products and services.

Keep Britain Tidy chief executive Phil Barton said: “We are delighted to have been in Manchester for the conference which has been a huge success.

“All around England people are striving to create better communities and this event has allowed us to pool knowledge and expertise.

“It has also been fantastic to be able to celebrate the achievements of our local councils across the country, who, in these challenging economic times, have continued to strengthen and improve their local environment.  My congratulations to all the winners and finalists for their excellent work.”

Keep Britain Tidy Awards 2010 – Winners and finalists

The Wrigley Company Environment Champion Award

Joint winners:
Preston City Council – Enforcement Team

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council – Tipton Litter Watch

Business Award
Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council – Wirral’s Tidy Business Approach

Wigan Council – Tidy Traders


Dominos Pizza Engaging Communities Award
Crawley Borough Council – Let’s FACE it!

Dacorum Borough Council – Dacorum Clean Safe & Green Communities
Preston City Council – Back Streets Campaign


Innovation Award
Ealing Council – Junior Streetwatchers act on the 3R’s

Wandsworth Borough Council – The time-banded trade waste collection
Hackney – Hackney’s Ward Improvement Programme


Preventative Approaches Award
Torbay Council – Paws to Pick Up

Enfield Council – Eco Detectives (Junior Environmental Champions)


Comment on this article

  • Polly, South East

    Littering is getting worse not better. There should be a new expectation that businesses and domestic residents sweep and pick up rubbish in the street outside of their properties. people with messy front gardens should be fined. This could be a new law.

  • Keep Britain Tidy

    Hi Shelby, If you email network.enquiries@keepbritaintidy.org asking for more details they will be able to get something over to you

  • Shelby Powell , South West

    Great item. It would be nice to see some more information from the winners so we could copy their projects and trial them in our own areas - as they obviously have had a great impact. Best wishes Shelby Clerk Wheatpieces Parish Council

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