London,
04
December
2014
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16:00
Europe/Amsterdam

City of London wins Silver in Clean Britain Awards

The City of London Corporation, public authority for the Square Mile, has won a ‘five star highly commended’ Silver award in their category at the Clean Britain Awards held in Birmingham, following a record number of entries.

The Clean Britain Awards, organised by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) recognise outstanding contributions made to the improvement of the local environment and street cleansing.

They are reviewed by a panel of expert and independent judges and assessed against four key criteria: litter, aesthetics, waste issues and highways.

Jim Graham, City Corporation Assistant Cleansing Director [pictured far left] said:

“I’m delighted that the hard work of our staff has been recognised. This year we have worked on a number of high profile campaigns, clamping down on cigarette litter and discarded chewing gum in particular. We’re proud to have some of the cleanest streets in the UK.”

The Square Mile has the highest daytime population density in the UK at 400,000 people, and the City of London Corporation spends £4 million a year keeping its streets clean.