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The teams were recognised for their efforts working with volunteers and partners, such as supporting our volunteer-led herbicide-free streets programme and Nottingham Clean Champions programme, as well as urban rewilding which helps to make our neighbourhoods greener and more bee-friendly at a national awards ceremony held in Swansea organised by The Association for Public Service Excellence.

Nottingham City Council’s Streetscene Teams were recognised for “developing innovative partnership work with Nottingham Clean Champions, Community Protection, Community Payback Service and Nottingham City Homes as well as developing more biodiverse neighbourhoods.”

The City Council Deputy Leader Cllr. Adele Williams said she was pleased but not surprised to hear that the Streetscene teams were recognised as the best in the country.

Cllr. Williams said, “I would like to pass on my thanks to our frontline staff as well as to all the partners and volunteers who work with them to keep our streets and neighbourhoods clean and tidy – you really are the best!”

City Council Portfolio for Environment, Energy & Waste, Cllr Sally Longford, said,“I’m delighted that the outstanding efforts of our workers and citizens have been recognised on a national stage at these prestigious awards.”

“Our dedicated teams work hard to ensure we provide the best service to our citizens and respond to their needs to make sure we increase satisfaction and maintain our Grade A standard of cleaning.”

She said she is proud of the work around making our neighbourhoods greener and more bee friendly, as this all helps us achieve our CN28 pledge, plus the outstanding contribution of our Clean Champions.

Paul O’Brien, APSE Chief Executive, said, “this year we received an overwhelming number of submissions for the Awards, with each one demonstrating a clear commitment to the goals of continuous improvement and the delivery of excellence in public services. 

From parks to school meals, from collecting bins to caring for older people, it is a real honour to recognise the fantastic work local councils do at the frontline.”

The winning submission focussed on:

  • Volunteer and partnership working
  • Implementation of the waste and graffiti action group
  • Herbicide free streets
  • Urban wilding
  • Re-designed city centre public realm
  • Development of the Green Heart strategy.


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