West Lindsey District Council’s Street Cleaning Team won bronze at the Clean Britain Awards judged on litter, aesthetics, waste issues and highways.
Chris Allen, Head of Public Protection, said the award shows WLDC staff give 5-star service. “Just 15 staff keep all the highways in the district clean, emptying dog and litter bins and also earning income for the council through commercial weed-killing, asbestos removal and road-sweeping. This entrepreneurial approach means the service costs just £17 per household per year or 32p a week,” he said.
Operations Team Manager Ady Selby said: “Our hard-working staff, are out in all weathers, 7 days a week, covering 447 square miles. In recent years we have moved away from fixed schedules and become a more reactive service, the guys have embraced this new way of working. Residents and Parish Councils help too, last year over 60 voluntary litter picks took place.”