Amersham, the Chalfonts and Gerrards Cross can count themselves as some of the tidies places in the country, as Buckinghamshire Council (BC) has been chosen as a finalist for Keep Britain Tidy’s Network Awards 2023.
The council was shortlisted for the community engagement category – with the award recognising actions that have empowered communities to take responsibility and contribute to improving the quality of their local environment.
Keep Britain Tidy shortlisted BC after its country parks events team developed and delivered a month-long waste awareness campaign at Buckinghamshire’s country parks in spring 2022.
Commenting on the shortlisting, councillor Clive Harriss, BC cabinet member for culture and leisure, said:
“It’s tremendous news and a testament to the hard work and ingenuity of our country parks and waste teams.
“I understand that out of the around 100 entries that Keep Britain Tidy received, just three local authorities were shortlisted in each category. This shows just how well we’ve done to become a finalist.”