Harlow Council’s spring clean campaign has been shortlisted for a Keep Britain Tidy Award.
The council is a finalist in the Great British Spring Clean category of the Keep Britain Tidy Network Awards 2020. This award recognises councils which helped promote, engage and deliver Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean.
The council’s campaign, which ran from 22 March to 23 April, involved around 1,900 residents who helped collect around 400 bags of litter from the streets and parks of Harlow.
Each group that took part was awarded £100 from the council for fundraising activities or to use as a donation to a local charity.
Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said:
“I would like to congratulate Harlow 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.
“We are delighted that so many authorities entered our awards and the standard was incredibly high. We look forward to seeing Harlow Council at our awards ceremony in Birmingham in February."
The council would like to thank all the residents and groups who took part in making the campaign such a success in Harlow. The council will find out whether it has won the award in February 2020.