Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is fresh from the success of winning a four star award for the borough’s overall cleanliness!
The prestigious accolade from the British Cleansing Council is Southend’s third consecutive cleanliness award, and was presented at a ceremony in Birmingham.
It followed an undercover inspection team’s visit to the borough in August. They reported:
Airport and train station
Shoeburyness, Seafront and Shoebury Common Beach
Southend High Street:
Southend, Victoria Station:
Seafront & Pier area:
Southend, Chalkwell Park:
The inspectors concluded: The standard of street cleansing was reasonably high, particularly in the tourist hot spots and main areas. It was a sunny day in peak season so challenges for the Council were clearly at their highest level yet they seemed to be coping well. Overall the Council should be commended for its cleansing procedures which are clearly working well.”
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Executive Councillor for Public Protection, Waste and Transport, Councillor Tony Cox said: “This award is an excellent achievement. It is the result of a terrific team effort made by many people in Southend, including all colleagues responsible for managing the street scene and parks – as well as our residents and visitors.
“We will now aim to keep building on this success.”Everyone can continue to make a vital contribution to the borough’s cleanliness by using the bins provided and avoiding dropping litter.”
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