Five Stars for Clean Crawley
The town has bagged five stars for its clean streets following an anonymous inspection last year from Clean Britain Award judges.
The 2010/11 rating means Crawley is one of just 22 towns and cities in the country to receive five stars.
Organised by the British Cleaning Council and the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management, the Clean Britain award reflects Crawley Borough Council’s hard work to make the town a clean, green and healthy place to live.
Councillor Keith Blake, Cabinet member for Environment said: “I’m very pleased to see how well Crawley performed in our first venture into the Clean Britain Awards. It demonstrates how much effort has gone into fulfilling our pledge of a greener, cleaner Crawley.
“It is due to the hard work and diligence of our Amenity Services street cleaning team, the Community Wardens for litter enforcement, and for Crawley residents in reducing litter on the streets.”
During their anonymous visit last October, Clean Britain judges were out to spot how the town measured up to criteria like litter, fly tipping, waste bin management, cigarette butts, chewing gum, dog fouling, cleanliness of signage and street furniture (benches etc), graffiti and tidy hedgerows on pedestrian routes.
The assessor visited parts of the town including Memorial Gardens, the station, Langley Green, Broadfield, Manor Royal and Southgate.