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North Norfolk praised for cleanliness and given '5 Star' award
North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) has been recognised for keeping its communities very tidy and been handed a five star award for the cleanliness of the district.
NNDC’s efforts to keep the district clean have earned the award in the 2012 Clean Britain Awards.
Anonymous inspections assessed 13 key criteria, including general litter, chewing gum and smoking-related litter, fly-tipping, graffiti and the provision and condition of litter bins. North Norfolk was inspected in August, at the height of the holiday season.
Areas inspected included Fakenham town centre, high school and college and Wells Road; Holt High Street and Country Park; Sheringham High Street, sea front and train station; Cromer sea front, promenade and Cromwell Road; and North Walsham High Street and Market Place.
Comments in the official Clean Britain Awards report included:
“Holt could hardly be faulted with near perfect scores in the town centre and a perfect 100% in Holt Country Park with the latter receiving glowing praise from the judges.”
“Cromer promenade was amazing given the high volume of people there in high season. The litter bin provision to cope with the additional footfall was excellent.”
The area round Sheringham Station was said to be “only small but nonetheless, an extremely clean, pleasant and tidy entrance to the town”.
While North Walsham was praised for its “nice tidy town centre”, and Fakenham was described as “an extremely well kept and tidy town”.
John Lee, NNDC’s Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Tourism, Leisure and Cultural Services, said, “Great efforts are made in North Norfolk to keep the environment clean and tidy for both visitors and people who live here.
“We are very pleased to receive five stars, but equally it is important to maintain our efforts and ensure standards remain very high.
“We can always do even better and will aim to do so in the future.”
The awards are run by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) in association with the British Cleaning Council and are open to all local authorities and other organisations involved in managing public spaces.
Steve Lee, chief executive of CIWM, said, “Our communities deserve well maintained and attractive public places and the Clean Britain Awards recognise and reward the efforts made by councils and other organisations to keep our local areas clean and welcoming.
“The quality of our local environment contributes directly to our sense of wellbeing and civic pride and plays an important role in improving the economic prosperity of our towns, cities and rural districts.”
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