Keep Britain Tidy Celebrates ‘Litter Heroes’ And More At National Awards Ceremony With BCC Support

British Cleaning Council member Keep Britain Tidy recently hosted its Network Awards at a glitzy ceremony in Brighton.

Through innovative campaigns, dedicated volunteering and new partnerships, ten winners were announced who have all worked very hard to improve their local areas and inspire others.

From a ten-year-old Litter Hero to celebrations of  parks or sprucing up a whole county, the winners demonstrated that together everyone’s actions can make massive difference.

The BCC was proud to support the event and were official sponsor of the Outstanding Service Delivery award. This was deservedly won by Doncaster Council for transforming their street scene services.

Paul Thrupp, the BCC’s Deputy Chair, presented the award. He said: “The BCC was proud to support Keep Britain Tidy’s Network Awards. It was also fantastic to see so many different organisations and partners get together to highlight the need to create, maintain and cherish a clean and safe environment, both natural and built, for the good of everyone.”

Other winners included:

  • Durham County Council – Campaign of the Year
  • Leicester City Council’s Environmental Volunteers – Community Engagement award
  • Amir Delic, Central Bedfordshire Council – the Excellence in Enforcement award
  • Jess Stones from Hartlepool – Litter Hero award.
  • Northumberland County Council – Love Parks award
  • East Herts Council – Partnership award
  • North Lincolnshire Council – the Great British Spring Clean award
  • Ashfield District Council – Local Authority of the year award
  • Wayne Dixon – Outstanding Litter Hero


The charity’s Chief executive, Allison Ogden-Newton said: “Each year, our award winners show just what is possible when people have the passion and commitment to make a difference to the environment on our doorstep

“This year is no exception and I would like to congratulate them and thank them all for their incredible work.”

A number of BCC members were also present at the ceremony including representatives from WAMITAB, UKHA, CIEH, ABCD, AHCP and WCEC.

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