Keep Britain Tidy was the first organisation to assess the cleanliness and quality of our streets. In fact, we have been carrying out this service for local authorities and housing providers for more than 15 years.

Today, we remain England’s leading organisation in delivering environmental surveys. As such, we are uniquely placed to provide the industry expertise in this area.

In 2001, we developed an annual Local Environmental Quality Survey of England (LEQSE) for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Our highly-trained surveyors have undertaken this survey every year since – providing the Government with the most up-to-date information on the state of our streets.

On behalf of Defra, Keep Britain Tidy also developed the performance indicators and management tools which are now used to assess the standard of environmental quality throughout the country.

Our team can carry out street cleansing and Local Environmental Quality Surveys at any level, whether monitoring large-scale local authority infrastructure to count surveys and assessments of housing estates.

Many local authorities and housing associations have also recruited our team to carry out their assessments. By using our specialist staff, organisations are guaranteed additional observational gathering which enables them to also contextualise their results.

As a result of our rich heritage in this field, we have an extensive reporting system which stores and analyses all the data collected through our surveys. We have invested heavily in our surveying database system, LEQS PRO. It is designed to cater for any surveying needs and is a perfect tool for local authorities, housing providers and street cleansing contractors.

While LEQS PRO is an internal tool, Keep Britain Tidy is happy to share it so everyone can benefit from it. Please contact us if you would like to use our LEQS PRO system to monitor any data, from street cleansing to highways infrastructure.

Find out more about the benefits for you, how we can help you and how to commission a survey.