Hounslow on top for clean streets

Posted on: July 11, 2019 at 4:13 pm

Hounslow Highways received the ‘Quality Improvement Award’ at the Keep Britain Tidy (KBT) Awards 2016.

Results from previous KBT surveys put Hounslow above the London average for quality of street cleaning.

Praise was given for “a fresh way of thinking” shown by data usage and efforts to communicate with residents. Examples include using leaf fall reports from previous years and feedback submitted by seven volunteer ‘Lay Assessors’, to determine hotspot areas and increase cleansing efficiency, respectively.

Progress was also identified in enforcement activities carried out by Hounslow Highways, including joint action days with Hounslow Council and participation in the Met Police’s Junior Citizen Scheme.

Hounslow Highways Service Director, Martin Clack, said: “In the three years that Hounslow Highways has been responsible for street cleaning, there has been a continuous improvement. I would like to express the utmost gratitude to all staff that made this possible from our street cleaners to senior management. There are still challenges that we face, but I am confident we have the strategies and knowledge to tackle them.”