Our street cleansing service has been recognised as one of the best performing in the country for keeping the area clean and tidy.
We have been named as a ‘Most Improved Performer’ in the recent Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Performance Networks Awards.
The street cleansing team sweep and clean approximately 440 miles of roads every year on varying daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly and quarterly frequencies and empty nearly 700 litter and pet waste bins each week.
Cabinet Member for Streetscene, Councillor Deborah Watson said, “I’m delighted that the hard work and efforts of our street cleansing team have been recognised through this award.
"This is richly deserved by all the staff who work round the clock in all weathers either sweeping, litter picking, emptying waste bins and all the other activities they carry out to keep the area clean and tidy for us to enjoy.”
Since 2012, we have received seven awards from APSE for our hard work and efforts in areas such as waste collection, street cleansing, transport and grounds maintenance.
Each year APSE ask local councils across the UK to submit entries into the different award categories. The panel of judges then assess the overall performance of those local authorities before announcing the outright winner.