Keep Britain Tidy Backs Search for Cleanest Place in Britain
19 May 2008
Keep Britain Tidy is backing an awards scheme which is searching for the cleanest place in Britain.
Entries are being accepted in this year’s Clean Britain Awards, run by the British Cleaning Council (BCC).
The Awards aim to recognise the efforts of UK local authorities and organisations involved in keeping cities, towns and districts clean and green and to encourage a sense of civic pride in communities and areas throughout the UK - hence the Awards strapline, ‘Helping Put Civic Pride Back Into Britain’.
BCC Chairman, Steve Wright, commented: “We hear a great deal about poor standards of cleanliness and public space appearance in many parts of Britain.
“This new, expanded Awards scheme is designed to highlight the significant contribution to national pride being made by all types of public space guardians - from city authorities, to town and parish councils, voluntary bodies, and groups of individuals, who, willingly, devote time and effort to make Britain a cleaner place in which to live, work or visit. We feel this Awards scheme will be particularly relevant in the run-up to the 2012 Olympic Games”.
The Clean Britain Awards inspection criteria covers litter, cigarette butts, gum and fly-tipping, graffiti, dog fouling plus others impacting on visitor impressions wherever the location.
The scheme is being supported by a number of associated organisations including: Keep Britain Tidy, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), Keep Wales Tidy, Keep Scotland Beautiful and the Association of Town Centre Management.
Closing date for entries
Entries are being accepted up until 31st July and, following unannounced inspection visits to every entry, winners will be announced and Awards presented at the 2009 NEC Cleaning Show on Tuesday 10th March.