Hounslow Highways, who manage the borough’s street services, scooped the ‘Quality Improvement Award’ at the Keep Britain Tidy (KBT) Awards 2016.
Results from previous KBT surveys has put Hounslow above the London average for quality of street cleaning.
Praise was given to Hounslow for what was seen as “a fresh way of thinking” and how efforts were made to communicate with residents.
Examples include using leaf fall reports from previous years and feedback submitted by seven volunteer ‘Lay Assessors’, to determine hotspot areas and increase cleansing efficiency.
Councillor Amrit Mann, Deputy Leader of Hounslow Council, said: “Hounslow Council has pledged to make Hounslow a cleaner, greener borough and get streets cleaner. This a fantastic effort by everyone and we are very proud to win this award.
“We want to make sure our borough is a place where people feel proud to live and work, but everyone has a part to play to make this happen.
“By not dropping litter, reporting things like dirty streets and fly tipping, will help us create a better borough together.”
Other areas identified that contributed to Hounslow Highways being awarded the accolade, were enforcement activities carried out by the service with the council at joint action days and participation in the Met Police’s Junior Citizen Scheme.
Hounslow Highways Service Director, Martin Clack, said: “In the three years that Hounslow Highways has been responsible for street cleaning, there has been a continuous improvement.
“I would like to express my thanks to all staff that made this possible from our street cleaners to senior management. There are still challenges that we face, but I am confident we have the strategies and knowledge to tackle them.”
In the pictre
L-R Rob Gillespie – Regional Director, Ringway ; Rebeca Mastrogiannis, Environment & Sustainability Manager, Hounslow Highways; Martin Clack – Service Director, Hounslow Highways; Robert Nedza – Street Cleansing Contract Manager, Hounslow Highways
Allison Ogden-Newton – Chief Executive, Keep Britain Tidy.