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Council staff scoop Apse Award

Eastleigh cleans up at UK StreetScene awards

Page last updated at 12 January 2017 at 11:24

Eastleigh has the UK’s best performing street cleansing team – and that’s official!

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The Borough Council’s Street Cleansing Service was voted Winner of the Street Cleansing Best Performer award at the recent Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) awards - the organisation dedicated to promoting quality in the delivery of frontline services to local communities.

The street cleansing team deal with everything from graffiti and vandalism to dog fouling and litter across the borough.   

The APSE awards are unique in that they are based on actual performance data which is assessed against a complex range of performance indicators, including cost, quality, workforce development and value-for-money.  The data is independently verified for accuracy and integrity following an initial assessment.

Councillor David Airey, the Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for StreetScene, congratulated the team and said, “Being recognised again as the top Council in the country for street cleansing is an outstanding performance and we are clearly maintaining our high standards.  The continued success of the council’s Street Cleansing Service is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of team members and reflects the huge pride they take in keeping the whole of the borough a pleasant place to live and work.”