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Winner – Cleansing Supervisory Team
The Cleansing manager, Supervisors and their Assistants have adopted a positive attitude towards the provision of an efficient and effective Cleansing Service. They have promoted changes in cleansing methods, e.g. a greater emphasis on brushing and sweeping, as opposed to concentrating solely on the collection of litter. This change has been highlighted by Keep Wales Tidy report in which it has been acknowledged that improvements in the cleanliness of our streets have taken place. Much of this is very much down to the input of the Cleansing Supervisors and their Assistants.
Highly Commended – Tidy Towns Team
The Tidy Towns team were set to tackle environmental issues in conjunction with communities, schools and local residents. They have undertaken over 90 projects since they were set up. The projects have to be sustainable and maintained in the future by the groups putting it forward. The projects undertaken range from cutting back overgrowth, building log circles/outdoor classrooms, providing allotment areas for schools and the provision of country walk trails and picnic areas. The team has received huge praise for their efforts and added a vital link to the work undertaken in Streetcare. The team are funded by the National Assembly for Wales through the Tidy Town initiative.
Highly Commended – Staff at Monk Street/ Bus Station Public Conveniences, Aberdare
This small team are well known and respected in their local community for their work in both Monk Street and the Bus Station public conveniences. They have been described as friendly and welcoming by all who use the public conveniences. They take great pride in their work both within the public conveniences and the surrounding area. They regularly collect recyclable litter from the surrounding area to improve the environment and if they see somone littering they will ask them not to drop litter. They are always on hand to assist the public, from aiding with directions to assisting those in need and care about the people who use the service.