Kettering and Corby's bin collection team shortlisted for national award

The awards are designed to recognise frontline services, delivered to local communities, by local councils

Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 10:16 am
Some of the refuse and recycling team for Kettering and Corby who have been shortlisted for a national award
Some of the refuse and recycling team for Kettering and Corby who have been shortlisted for a national award

The refuse and recycling team which covers the Corby and Kettering area has been shortlisted for a national award.

Covering the former Corby and Kettering borough council areas, now under North Northamptonshire Council, the team has reached the finals in the Best Performer in Refuse Collection category of the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) Performance Network Awards.

The awards, which show the commitment of teams to continually improve service and performance levels, are based on operational data, which is assessed against a range of indicators, including cost, quality, workforce development and value-for-money.

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The data is independently verified for accuracy and integrity following an initial assessment.

Cllr Graham Lawman, executive member for highways, travel and assets, said: "I know how much people value a reliable collection service and I’m delighted that this hard-working team has been shortlisted for these prestigious industry awards.

"Nomination is recognition itself: the team have worked extremely hard to deliver a high-quality service to the residents within the boroughs of Corby and Kettering.

"Now with the formation of the new unitary authority of North Northamptonshire Council, this tremendous accolade sets the bar high for the quality of services that we want to provide for residents."

Over the past 10 years the team has been identified as a finalist in the best performer category for nine consecutive years, while, in four of those years, they also made the shortlist as most improved performer.

The team have been winners of the best performer category four times, with three of those awards in the past three years.

The awards are designed to recognise frontline services, delivered to local communities, by local councils.

The results will be announced in June at a virtual ceremony.