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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

Wigan 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

Wigan 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