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Ipswich wins Clean Britain Award 2007

PUBLISHED: 15:10 13 March 2007 | UPDATED: 16:27 03 March 2010

IPSWICH was celebrating today after scooping the Clean Britain Award for 2007.

"This is an award for the whole town," said councillor Inga Lockington, Ipswich Borough Council's environment portfolio-holder.

IPSWICH was celebrating today after scooping the Clean Britain Award for 2007.

"This is an award for the whole town," said councillor Inga Lockington, Ipswich Borough Council's environment portfolio-holder.

"There is great pride in Ipswich. We have invested a lot of money in street cleaning, set up a graffiti squad and combined litter enforcement with education in schools.”

Ipswich battled its way to the final of the British Cleaning Council - Clean Britain Award 2007 and pipped the London borough of Lewisham to the post.

The borough council spends more than a quarter of a million pounds each year cleaning the streets. Anyone who sees litter, graffiti or fly-tipping should telephone the Cleaner Ipswich Hotline, 01473 433000.

N What do you think of Ipswich winning the Clean Britain Award 2007? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

N Graffiti blights town centre - see page 10

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