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Allerdale Borough Council’s Enforcement Team shortlisted for a Keep Britain Tidy award

Luke Stamper

Luke Stamper

Posted on 12 December 2022

Allerdale Borough Council’s Enforcement Team have been shortlisted for the ‘Community Engagement’ award at next year’s Keep Britain Tidy awards as a result of their efforts in engaging with members of the public at events throughout Allerdale in 2022. 

Throughout the year, the team have carried out a programme of engagement, education and enforcement across the borough; engaging with residents about what they can do to create a cleaner, greener place to live, educating them about the services the council provides and how the can access them, and enforcing measures which aim to stop those who fail to pick up after their dog, fly-tip items across the borough, or litter in the streets. 

It’s estimated that the team engaged with over 1100 people across all of the events that have been organised throughout the year. 

The team’s engagement activities, organised in partnership with the Allerdale Local Focus Hub, have had an incredibly positive impact; there has been a significant decrease in fly-tipping at household waste points, reducing reports from every day to an average of once every ten days. 

As a result of the events, the Enforcement Team have also started to engage with local community groups, assisting them to achieve their environmental goals.

Allerdale Borough Council’s portfolio holder for Waste Services, Cllr Jim Lister said: “I’m delighted to see that the Enforcement Team have been shortlisted for the ‘Community Engagement’ award at this year’s Keep Britain Tidy awards.

“The team fully deserve to be recognised for their efforts – they have organised a series of community engagement events throughout 2022, engaging with members of the public about how to correctly dispose of their waste, the effects fly-tipping has on the environment and how they can easily report incidents of fly-tipping, dog fouling and littering to the council”. 

Allerdale Borough Council’s Senior Manager for Community Safety and Resilience, Emma Thompson said: “It’s fantastic to see the team being recognised for their hard work.

“The events the team have organised throughout the year, such as the Operation Respect community days held throughout the summer, or the Grime Scene event in Workington held earlier this year, have been vital in providing education to members of the public surrounding what they can do to create a cleaner, greener Allerdale.

“I would like to thank all of the partners involved in delivering the events, including Cumbria Police, Cumbria County Council, Public Health, Cumbria Fire & Rescue, Allerdale Waste Services, Tivoli, Castles & Coasts, Home Group, Riverside, Family Action and Westfield Housing Association for their support in helping our team to engage and educate residents from across Allerdale.” 

The awards ceremony will be held in Liverpool on Thursday 9th February 2023.