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The prestigious Keep Britain Tidy Network Awards are a highlight of our annual conference. The awards reward excellence and innovation in improving local environmental quality and enable Network members to share good practice.

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How many awards are there and who can apply?

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There are 10 award categories in total, with four open to all local authorities and six exclusive to Keep Britain Tidy Network Members.

The awards open to all local authorities celebrate the wider campaigns of Keep Britain Tidy. Nominations for these awards must be from a Local Authority, but celebrate the achievements of residents, community groups, partnerships and others.

Awards open to Network members only

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Outstanding Service Delivery Award 2019 

The Outstanding Service Delivery recognises a project or initiative that has shown a significant improvement to service delivery that could be due to a new innovation or partnership. The winning project will be able to evidence a more efficient and/or more effective service while making a measurable improvement in local environmental quality. A project with a robust system for monitoring will score more favourably. This category is only open to Network members

Team or Crew of the Year 2019

The Environmental Team or Crew of the Year is a team delivering the very best service possible. We are looking for a team that has maintained, or ideally improved, results despite these difficult economic times.  If you can demonstrate a robust system for monitoring and strong data your application will score more favourably. We are looking for a team that can demonstrate effective team working, clear leadership and solid support. Our winning team should be one that is passionate about their role and the impact their work has on the local area. This category is only open to Network members

Waste Performance Project of the Year 2019 

The Keep Britain Tidy Waste Performance Project of the Year Award recognises successful projects that can show evidence of changing people’s behaviour in relation to waste. The winning project should be one that will lead to sustained change in people’s behaviour and be able to demonstrate improvements in recycling rates, reduced contamination or a reduction in waste overall. A project with a robust system for monitoring will score more favourably. This category is only open to Network members

Litter Initiative of the Year 2019 

The Keep Britain Tidy Litter Initiative of the Year Award recognises projects that have successfully reduced litter through sustained behaviour change. The winning project will need to demonstrate both a change in people’s behaviour and improvements to local environmental quality. Projects with a robust system for monitoring will score more favourably. This category is only open to Network members

Community Engagement Award 2019 

The Keep Britain Tidy Community Engagement Award rewards action that has empowered communities to take responsibility and contribute to improving the quality of their local environment. This award is open to individuals, community groups or organisations that have driven community action. This category is only open to Network members

Excellence in Enforcement Award

The award is presented to an individual who stands out from the crowd and has excelled at The Enforcement Academy, they must have embedded the learning and ethos into their organisation and be passionate about the work that they do and the results they achieve. This category is only open to Network members

Awards open to all local authorities

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The Great British Spring Clean Award 2018 

The Great British Spring Clean Award commends activity that took place in March 2018.  The award recognises promotion, engagement and delivery of the Great British Spring Clean campaign. This award is open to local authorities that took part in the Great British Spring Clean 2018 to highlight and celebrate their achievements throughout this campaign/period.  Strong data related to the success of the campaign will score more favourably. Open to network and non-network members.

#LitterHeroes Award

The #LitterHeroes Award celebrates an outstanding contribution by an individual or group that has demonstrated commitment to the local environment and reducing litter.  The individual or group has to be nominated by a local authority. Open to Network and non-Network members.

Love Parks Award 

The Love Parks Award recognises an outstanding event or campaign during Love Parks week 13th – 22nd July 2018. Love Parks aim is to ensure residents and visitors use local parks and protect this important and precious green space. Evidence of increased footfall in parks will score more favourable. This application must come from a local authority. Open to Network and non-Network members.

Young #LitterHeroes Award

Maximum age 16

The Young Litter Hero Award celebrates an outstanding contribution by an individual or group that has demonstrated commitment to the local environment and reducing litter.  The individual or group has to be nominated by a local authority. Open to Network and non-Network members.

What is the application deadline?

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Please submit all applications no later than Wednesday 31st October. 
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2018 Network Award Winners

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The winners included:

  • Durham County Council who won Campaign of the Year award, for “Operation Spruce Up”. Council departments and communities came together to give the county’s towns and villages a deep clean – improving the area and achieving more by working together.
  • Leicester City Council’s Environmental Volunteers - Community Engagement award. Helping local people by offering conservation volunteering on land and water, this innovative scheme has engaged nearly 6,000 people already, as well as improving the city’s natural environments.
  • Amir Delic, from Central Bedfordshire Council, won the Excellence in Enforcement award. A dedicated staff-member who shows that, when used correctly, enforcement is a winning tool in the fight against environmental crime.
  • Jess Stones from Hartlepool who won the Litter Hero award. An inspiring ten-year old with an unwavering passion for protecting the environment, Jess had been fundraising, organising and litter-picking, to put her passion into action, with outstanding results.
  • Northumberland County Council who won the Love Parks award. Winning for their social media campaign highlighting why communities, residents and visitors love Northumberland’s parks. It was also a great way to announce £2.3m of Lottery Funding to improve one of their urban parks.
  • East Herts Council on behalf of Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group who won the Partnership award, for their work across the county, cutting fly-tipping by 15% with the multi-agency Hertfordshire fly-tipping group.
  • Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council who won the Outstanding Service Delivery award, for transforming their street scene services. With efficiency savings needed, Doncaster put customers at the heart of what they do, recognised there was an increased demand for a seven-day service and up-skilled their workforce to achieve this.
  • North Lincolnshire Council won the Great British Spring Clean award, for supporting over 300 Litter Heroes to clean up for the campaign, and to sustain the initiative in the long term.
  • 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.
  • And finally, Wayne Dixon is our outstanding Litter Hero. Wayne’s 7,000-mile walk with his faithful dog Koda around the UK coastline, litter-picking and raising awareness as he goes, is an inspiration to us all. And he’s leaving a legacy of motivated school children, new litter-picking groups and a real feel-good factor along his tour. A true Litter Hero.

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