Hull City Council staff pose for a photograph on stage after winning the the award for Outstanding Service Delivery at the Keep Britain Tidy Awards 2023
Hull City Council won the award for Outstanding Service Delivery at the Keep Britain Tidy Awards 2023

Love Your Street project wins top prize at Keep Britain Tidy Awards 2023

Hull City Council’s Love Your Street project picked up the biggest prize of the night at this year’s Keep Britain Tidy Awards.

At last week’s ceremony at the Crowne Plaza in Liverpool, the council took home the award for Outstanding Service Delivery for its commitment to making the city cleaner and tidier through the Love Your Street Project.

The Keep Britain Tidy Awards celebrate the achievements of local authorities, communities and organisations that work to keep their local environments clean, safe and sustainable.

The Outstanding Service Delivery award recognises “a project or initiative that has shown a significant improvement to service delivery, making a measurable improvement in local environmental quality”.

The Love Your Street project is an innovative partnership between the council’s waste management and insight teams, which works to improve environmental and housing standards in the city.

Using an intelligence-led approach, the project identifies priority areas where additional engagement is required to help people ‘put waste in the right place’.

The dedicated Love Your Street team works tirelessly to engage with local communities and empower them to take ownership of and improve their surroundings.

This project has inspired residents to get more involved in street cleaning activities such as litter-picking and has made a noticeable difference in the targeted areas.

Councillor Julia Conner, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “This award is fantastic news and recognises the hard work the Love Your Street team delivers on a daily basis to help make Hull’s communities cleaner, greener and safer.

“The council has put people at the heart of this project by engaging with the public in their communities and online through the People’s Panel.

“We will continue to work with residents and listen to their feedback as the project evolves.”

Anyone can take part in the Hull People’s Panel and have a say on the decisions that affect them.

For more information on the project, visit Love Your Street

Last year's Ferens Open exhibition.