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City council is in the running for national award from environmental charity

News release from 09/01/2020

CAMBRIDGE City Council has been shortlisted in Keep Britain Tidy’s national awards.

Beating off competition from local authorities across the country, the council’s enforcement team has been named as one of the finalists in this year’s awards.

The national annual awards celebrate those councils that are making significant improvements to the local environment.

Cambridge’s enforcement team investigates instances of environmental crime in public places across the city. As well as undertaking enforcement action where necessary, the team provides advice for residents and businesses on issues including fly tipping, litter, waste (duty of care), illegal advertising, verge parking and abandoned and nuisance vehicles.

Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: “I would like to congratulate Cambridge City Council on being shortlisted for one of our annual awards.

“We know that people want to live in places that are clean and tidy and local authorities have a massive role to play in this.

“We are delighted that so many authorities entered our awards and the standard was incredibly high. We look forward to seeing Cambridge City Council at our awards ceremony in Birmingham in February.”

Cllr Rosy Moore, Executive Councillor for Climate Change, Environment and City Centre, said: “I am delighted that we have been recognised for our commitment to keeping Cambridge clean and green through the work of the enforcement team.

“Being shortlisted is testament to the hard work of our officers ensuring that cases of environmental crime are investigated and appropriate enforcement action is taken to a very high standard. I am sure that many residents will be delighted to hear about their success and wish the team the best of luck at the awards in February.”