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Residents Taking Part In Spring Clean In York


8:33am 1st April 2014
(Updated 8:36am 1st April 2014)

The campaign, now half way through, has been carried out by volunteer residents together with York and North Yorkshire Probation Trust’s Community Payback team. They have been busy litter picking, planting, weeding, edging and painting and new volunteers are now being sought to continue the great work achieved so far.

City of York Council’s Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Councillor David Levene said: “The response from residents has been brilliant so thank you to all those who have taken part so far in Clifton, Rawcliffe, Dringhouses and Woodthorpe. Next week we’ll be tackling new areas, so would encourage anyone who wants to be involved to come and join us.”

The spring clean continues next week in Fishergate and Fulford Wards and residents are invited to join Friends of Fenby Fields for a litter pick and clearing of undergrowth on the field on Sunday 6 April from 2pm to 4pm. Those wanting to take part should meet at the Cornwall Drive entrance.

The following week residents are invited to join the Copmanthorpe task force for litter picking activity on Wednesday 9 April at 9.30am, meeting outside the Post Office on Main Street.

Locations for the Spring Clean, which aims to help maintain a clean, safe and green environment for York, have been chosen following requests suggested by York residents.

For more information about the Spring Clean 2014 and Smarter York please visit www.york.gov.uk/smarteryork or follow@SmarterYork on Twitter.

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