Deep in a time of austerity, with budgets still to be cut deeper, how can services be maintained and even improved? The Keep Britain Tidy Network Conference 2012 aims to provide the tools to enable and empower you to make informed decisions to help create a stable and sustainable future.

Keep Britain Tidy has listened carefully to the issues that challenge members and partners of the Network, integrating these topics into the conference agenda. We aim to inspire, empower and help to support you in the delivery of your services, to achieve your targets from a strategic to operational level and have developed the conference agenda to cater specifically for your needs as a land manager with a remit for improving local environmental quality.

The conference agenda will look at themes such as new and innovative models of service delivery, localism and decentralising power. Delegates can chose from a range of workshops featuring strategic speakers and good practice examples from organisations with strong frameworks and strategies that enable neighbourhoods to take control of the decisions that affect them, increasing citizen participation and promoting community ownership.

The Keep Britain Tidy Network is one of the longest running local environmental quality programme and environmental awards schemes in the UK. Its principal aim is to assist local authorities and other land managers to improve performance in local environmental quality by providing expertise, advice, support, opportunities for up-skilling, networking events and partnership working.

A major part of the conference is the presentation of the annual Network Awards, which not only recognise and promote the hard work and dedication involved in delivering continuous improvement but also provide an invaluable opportunity for information to be shared with colleagues in other organisations.

last years event

last years event

The 2012 Awards presenter is Justin Rowlatt

Justin RowlattJustin is a television reporter and journalist who showed his sustainability credentials as BBC Newsnight’s “Ethical Man”, where he was tasked with reporting on the challenges of living an ethical lifestyle with a young family. He has also worked on BBC Breakfast and The One Show and in 2011 presented the documentaries “The Chinese are Coming”

Having chaired the 2011 Network conference Justin fully appreciates the challenges facing land managers and in August 2011 reported for The One Show on an Keep Britain Tidy experiment where rubbish in London’s Hyde Park was left to accumulate for an entire weekend.

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