Measures of success
Many local authorities have chosen environmental quality as a priority area for improvement.
Many local authorities have adopted National Indicator NI 195 for Cleanliness (which embraces litter, detritus, graffiti and fly-posting) within their Local Area Agreements. A dedicated website has been set up providing a guide to planning, carrying out and reporting the indicator.
ENCAMS has established a kitemark process for assessing and grading neighbourhoods in line with residents' aspirations for their areas. It is aimed primarily at housing providers but embraces other active local partners as well, and is also appropriate for development trusts, for example.