‘Golden’ thank you for keeping streets litter-free

12 December 2019

Residents in Newark are being thanked for helping the town be Cleaner, Safer and Greener and for earning the accolade of tidiest place in the East Midlands.

Gold sticker messages have been fixed to the bins as a gesture of gratitude after it earned the distinction from East Midlands in Bloom.

The message, posted by Newark and Sherwood District Council, reads: “Thank you for helping us to achieve the status of ‘Least Littered Environment in the East Midlands 2019”.  

The award recognises the high standards of cleanliness that have been achieved and is testament to the sheer hard work and determination of the Newark in Bloom team, staff from the district council and Newark Town Council and a host of volunteers who have helped keep the town in tip-top condition.

The ‘Least-Littered Environment in the East Midlands’ trophy, is a discretionary award specifically marking the pristine state of the town centre while the town also achieved gold status in the large town category.

The awards follow the district council’s Cleaner, Safer and Greener campaign which focussed on making the district a place to be proud of. In Newark, as well as employing a dedicated, full-time street cleansing operative - in partnership with the town council to ensure Newark town centre is kept clean and rubbish-free – the district council recently replaced every litter bin in the town centre with upgraded and revamped models.

District council leisure and environment committee chairman, Roger Jackson, said: “This is a way of saying thank you to our residents and visitors who have a played a vital role in our Cleaner, Safer and Greener campaign and in keeping our streets litter-free. A lot of time and hard work goes in to the upkeep of the town by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers and we are determined to maintain these high standards throughout the district.”

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