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Partnership working is key to improving local environmental quality

The national LEAMS seminar has taken place in Cumbernauld where we welcomed 38 organisations to discuss steps to reverse the decline in local environmental quality.

The annual event brings together staff from local authorities around Scotland to discuss the results of annual local environmental quality surveys which monitor issues such as litter, dog fouling, flytipping, flyposting and graffiti.

This year, we also invited representatives from Housing Associations and organisations in the waste and grounds sector to focus on partnership working to deliver practical solutions to these issues.

The 73 delegates were asked to attend four of eight available workshops which highlighted case studies focusing on working together. Workshops were hosted by Glasgow City Council, Falkirk Delivers, The Improvement Service, Angus Clean Environments, Aberdeen City Council and Milnbank Housing Association, as well as Keep Scotland Beautiful.

With local authority budget reductions and our recent analysis showing the decline in local environmental quality continuing – and, in some communities, gathering pace – the seminar highlighted how partnership working is key to successfully improving the quality of the environment for everyone.

05 December 2018

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