Award win for Bolsover District Council's street cleaning team

The street cleansing service at Bolsover District Council has been recognised as one of the best performing in the country for keeping the area clean and tidy.

Wednesday, 30th June 2021, 10:04 am

The council has been named as a ‘most improved performer’ in the recent Association for Public Service Excellence Performance Networks Awards.

Its street cleansing team sweep and clean approximately 440 miles of roads every year on varying daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly and quarterly frequencies and empty nearly 700 litter and pet waste bins each week.

Cabinet member for Streetscene, Coun Deborah Watson said, “I’m delighted that the hard work and efforts of our street cleansing team have been recognised through this award.

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Pictured is Karen Hanson, Bolsover District Council's director of environment and enforcement, Steve Brunt, head of service for streetscene, and Coun Deborah Watson, cabinet member for streetscene.
Pictured is Karen Hanson, Bolsover District Council's director of environment and enforcement, Steve Brunt, head of service for streetscene, and Coun Deborah Watson, cabinet member for streetscene.

"This is richly deserved by all the staff who work round the clock in all weathers either sweeping, litter picking, emptying waste bins and all the other activities they carry out to keep the area clean and tidy for us to enjoy.”

Since 2012, the council has received seven awards from APSE for its hard work and efforts in areas such as waste collection, street cleansing, transport and grounds maintenance.