Council Claims Top Keep Britain Tidy Award

Monday 12 February 2018 Council Claims Top Keep Britain Tidy Award


Keep Britain Tidy honours those making a difference on their doorstep at annual awards ceremony. 

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy was delighted to announce its Network Award winners at a prestigious ceremony in Brighton on the 8th February.

One very deserving winner was local council, Ashfield District Council who won the Local Authority of the year award, for the fantastic breadth of their work. Centred on improving the area and services for their residents, they’ve improved local green spaces, innovated how they tackle fly-tipping and helped residents with their waste, to name a few examples.

Honoured to receive this award from leading environmental charity, Councillor Tim Brown, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “Ashfield District Council is very proud to be receiving this award and it would not have been possible without the ongoing hard work and commitment of all involved. We appreciate we still have work to do but we look forward to making Ashfield an even better place to live, work and visit.”

From a ten-year-old Litter Hero to celebrations of our parks or sprucing up a whole county, the ten varied winners show that together, everyone’s actions can add up to make a massive difference.

The charity’s Chief executive, Allison Ogden-Newton said: “Each year, our award winners show just what is possible when people have the passion and commitment to make a difference to the environment on our doorstep.

“This year is no exception and I would like to congratulate Ashfield District Council and thank them all for their incredible work.”

The awards were presented by the charity’s Ambassador, actress and charity campaigner Vicki Michelle MBE.