If you’re proud of your city then why not get involved with City of York Council’s Love Where You Live campaign. The campaign will be holding six community litter picks and awareness events over the next month in a drive to help improve your local environment.
Though it may not be the most glamorous of ways to show your love for your neighbourhood, it will certainly benefit communities all over the city and help to raise awareness surrounding the many ways members of the public can improve their local environments. Councillor Dafydd Williams, Cabinet member for Communities and Neighbourhoods, said: “This is a brilliant way to bring together lots of people from the local community in a way which will benefit the community and help to make it a nicer place.”
Other events that will take place include the council’s Street Environment Service will be holding a litter awareness event at York College that will go ahead on 20 April. Later that day, Westfield Primary School will hold its own mini litter picking event in and around the Grange Lane play area to show how students there love where they live and are willing to keep up the good work with the help of their street environment officer. Both events aim to educate young people about the effects of litter in hope of leaving a lasting message regarding the maintenance and improvement of local environments.
Tesco employees will also commit to the cause on 21 April to help litter pick around Tadcaster Road, places such as the Cemetery, Bishopthorpe cycle path and Moor Lane.
Litter Picking events to get involved with:
- Friends of Chapmans Pond will also be holding a litter and tree-lopping event on Thursday, 26 April to help improve the pathway round the pond. Woodthorpe Primary school pupils will be joining the team and members of the public are encouraged to come, meeting at 10am, Chapmans Pond, Moor Lane.
- 4 May will see the eighth community litter pick of Bachelor Hill (off Tennant Road). Everyone is again welcome to this event, meeting at the Tennant road entrance at 10am where litter pickers will be provided.
- There will also be a litter pick at Acomb Wood Meadow on 4 May just behind Tesco Express. To help improve the local area meet the team at the side of Tesco at 11.30am
Anyone who is interested in joining a litter pick, or learning more about community litter pick events where you live, more information is available from your Street Environment Officer, available on 01904 553110. So if you Love Where You Live, why not get involved?