South Staffordshire Council’s Street Scene team has been granted a prestigious national award.
They were named Service Team of the Year: Street Cleansing and Street Scene Service (Public Realm) by the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) at the awards which took place at the Belfast Titanic Museum.
The team, which delivers street cleansing, grounds maintenance, environment crime, and bereavement services, was awarded the accolade at a ceremony on Friday (September 15th).
South Staffordshire Council’s submission focussed on the journey the Street Scene team has been on since 2017.
Cabinet member for community services, Councillor Kath Perry MBE, said: ‘I am delighted the Street Scene team has won this prestigious national award from APSE.
"Winning this award recognises how the team has evolved over the past few years, improving value for money and outcomes for residents of the district."
The APSE awards are open to councils across the UK, with this year’s awards pitting South Staffordshire Council against six local authorities, all of which were larger city or metropolitan authorities.
Community services manager, Mark Moore, who oversees the Street Scene team, said: “The award really does reflect the vision and hard work from the team.
“Winning this award is absolutely a personal highlight for me so far during my time with South Staffordshire Council.”