Produced in response to the clearly stated demand from regular participants in the competition for a medium of communication through which `clean city' information can be channelled, `Clean City Interchange' offers the opportunity for cities to swap details of their experiences, procedures, new techniques and areas of particular skill.
Introduced by Andrew Henman, BCC chairman, the content of the new `Interchange' not only heralds the launch of the 2001 competition, when local authorities will begin to make their plans to thwart the ambitions of current holder, Chester, to become the first city to retain the title, but also embraces an array of other helpful topics.
These include some pointers from Dundee, Scotland's Recycling City, on how to manage a comprehensive range of recycling schemes such as those it has successfully put in place, as well as reminders about training guidelines like the Cleaning & Support Services National Training Organisation's nationally-accredited set of occupation standards for the Cleaning of Highways and Lands and Leicester City Council's courses on graffiti removal.
A contribution from Westminster City Council tells how it coped with a once-in-a-thousand years cleaning problem that may nonetheless have lessons for councils who more regularly have to tackle the aftermath of special events. 'Mopping Up After the Millennium' demonstrates how the Westminster teams had to plan for every contingency in the book - and then some.
Copies of the newsletter are available from the General Secretary, British Cleaning Council, PO Box 1328, Kidderminster, Worcs. DY11 5ZJ. (fax: 01562 850109).