Ryedale District Council in the running to scoop national award from environmental charity
One of Ryedale District Council’s Civil Enforcement Officers – Martyn Barker has been shortlisted for one of Keep Britain Tidy’s annual awards.
The authority’s efforts to make environmental improvements for local residents has seen it shortlisted in this year’s Keep Britain Tidy Awards.
There are ten award categories, each with three shortlisted contenders, and the council has beaten off stiff competition from across the country to become a finalist in the category Excellence in Enforcement Award 2022
The award is presented to an individual who stands out from the crowd and has excelled at the Enforcement Academy, they must have embedded the learning and ethos into their organisation and be passionate about the work that they do and the results they achieve.
The awards recognise and celebrate local authorities that are committed to making significant improvements to the environment on people’s doorsteps, from community engagement work to waste enforcement work.
Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive, Allison Ogden-Newton, said: “I would like to congratulate Ryedale District Council on being shortlisted for one of our annual awards.
“We know that people want to live in places that are clean and tidy and local authorities have a massive role to play in this and should rightly be recognised for their efforts.
“We are thrilled that so many authorities entered our awards and, again, the standard was incredibly high. We look forward to seeing representatives from Ryedale District Council at our awards ceremony in Birmingham in February.”
Margaret Wallace, Director of People and Resources for Ryedale District Council said: “We’re delighted that Martyn’s ethos and efforts have been recognised nationally. One of our key Council Plan aims is to make Ryedale a sustainable, safe and clean place. Our teams achieve this by taking tough action on littering, dog fouling and fly-tipping through proactive and dedicated enforcement. As well as supporting the community to play a key role.”
The Keep Britain Tidy Awards will be presented at the charity’s annual Network Conference at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole hotel on Thursday 10 February 2022.
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The full shortlist is below.
Community Engagement Award 2022
City of Westminster
Malvern Hills District Council
Manchester City Council
Excellence in Enforcement Award 2022
Ryedale District Council
South Gloucestershire Council
Initiative of the Year Award 2022
Allerdale Borough Council
Durham County Council
London Borough of Hillingdon
Outstanding Service Delivery Award 2022
City of Westminster
Derby City Council
Team or Crew of the Year Award 2022
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
London Borough of Hackney
Oxford Direct Services
Waste Performance of the Year Award 2022
Hull City Council
London Borough of Brent
Northumberland County Council
Love Parks Award 2022
Huntingdonshire District Council
North Lincolnshire Council
Swale Borough Council
Great British Spring Clean Award 2022
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
London Borough of Newham
Telford and Wrekin Council
#LitterHeroes Award 2022
Dover District Council
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
Young #LitterHeroes Award 2022
North East Lincolnshire District Council
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council