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Enfield scoops street cleaning gong

Published Friday, 12 December 2014

Enfield Council has won a 2014 Clean Britain Award in recognition of the work it does to keep its streets tidy for residents.

The borough was presented with a Five Star award for its efforts in keeping the borough tidy at the Clean Britain Awards Ceremony on 26 November at the National Motorcycle Museum and was also presented with a bronze award in the category judging areas with over 200,000 residents.

Litter is always ranked in the top three concerns for Enfield's residents and Enfield Council has responded by investment in street cleaning over the past three years. 

 Enfield Council's Cabinet member for Environment and Community Safety, Cllr Chris Bond, said: “We continue to invest in street cleaning because clean streets benefits communities in several ways.

"A clean, safe and hygienic environment plays an important role in fostering a sense of civic pride and reducing the likelihood of antisocial behaviour.

 "A clean environment can also attract and sustain increased levels of commerce and tourism, which are vital to our local economies and in helping to sustain local businesses. Enfield is a pleasant, clean and green borough and we’re determined to keep it that way.”

 The Clean Britain Awards, now in their 25th year, celebrate the success of local authorities in maintaining high quality local environments. The scheme helps them to promote successes and works to raise awareness of the issues caused by litter.

 In recent years Enfield Council has developed Tidy Teams, more effective residential area cleaning and more innovative ways of delivering street cleansing.  The national performance target improvements seen over the past two years, together with very effective flytip collection and graffiti removal have all helped in achieving the award.

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