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In the running to scoop national award from environmental charity

Published Thursday 16 December, 2021
Last updated on Thursday 16 December, 2021

Swale council’s Frisbee Golf has been shortlisted for one of Keep Britain Tidy’s annual awards.

The authority’s efforts to make environmental improvements for local residents has seen it shortlisted in this year’s Keep Britain Tidy Awards.

There are ten award categories, each with three shortlisted contenders, and the council has beaten off stiff competition from across the country to become a finalist in the Love Parks Award category.

The Frisbee Golf event was held at Milton Creek Country Park as part of this year’s Love Parks week from 23 July to 1 August 2021.

The awards recognise and celebrate local authorities that are committed to making significant improvements to the environment on people’s doorsteps, from community engagement work to waste enforcement work.

Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive, Allison Ogden-Newton, said:

“I would like to congratulate Swale council on being shortlisted for one of our annual awards.

“We know that people want to live in places that are clean and tidy and local authorities have a massive role to play in this and should rightly be recognised for their efforts.

“We are thrilled that so many authorities entered our awards and, again, the standard was incredibly high. We look forward to seeing representatives from Swale council at our awards ceremony in Birmingham in February.”

Cllr Julian Saunders, cabinet member for the environment at the council, said:

“We’re honoured to be nominated for a Love Parks Award.

“We have award winning parks and beaches here in Swale and it’s a testament to how hard our team works to create an inviting and enjoyable environment for our residents.

“Frisbee Golf was one of our first events during Love Parks Week and it was a huge success.

Cllr Eddie Thomas, deputy cabinet member for environment at the council, said:

“We had a booking system in place to manage the crowd throughout the day. Covid restrictions had just eased for the summer and we wanted to make sure people could enjoy the park and stay safe.

“We had around 50 people playing throughout the day and given its success, will look to run something similar during Love Parks week next year.”

The Keep Britain Tidy Awards will be presented at the charity’s annual Network Conference at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole hotel on Thursday, February 10th, 2022.