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Newark residents thanked for helping town achieve gold standard in East Midlands In Bloom competition




Residents have been thanked for helping a town be Cleaner, Safer and Greener and for earning the accolade of tidiest place in the East Midlands.

Gold sticker messages have been fixed to bins in Newark as a gesture of gratitude after it earned the distinction from East Midlands In Bloom.

The least-littered environment in the East Midlands trophy, is a discretionary award specifically marking the pristine state of the town centre, while the town also achieved gold status in the large town category.

Waste management operative Robert Sproates (left) with district council business manager – waste and transport Andy Kirk at one of the town’s litter bins.
Waste management operative Robert Sproates (left) with district council business manager – waste and transport Andy Kirk at one of the town’s litter bins.

The message, posted by Newark and Sherwood District Council, reads: “Thank you for helping us to achieve the status of Least Littered Environment in the East Midlands 2019."

The district council’s leisure and environment committee chairman, Roger Jackson, said: “This is a way of saying thank you to our residents and visitors who have a played a vital role in our Cleaner, Safer and Greener campaign and in keeping our streets litter-free.

“A lot of time and hard work goes in to the upkeep of the town by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers and we are determined to maintain these high standards throughout the district.”

The awards follow the council’s Cleaner, Safer and Greener campaign, which focused on making the district a place to be proud of.

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