Environment and Community

Planned maintenance to the Planning Portal

Due to an upgrade to the Planning Portal between 9am and midday on Saturday 21 October, customers will be unable to view documents on the site during this time.

Our Environment and Community officers work with volunteer residents to:

  • help maintain a cleaner, safer and greener environment in York
  • tackle littering, graffiti and dog fouling
  • create attractive neighbourhoods
  • create a real sense of community

See our latest litter campaign poster.

Volunteering in your neighbourhood

We have many opportunities available for volunteers, including:

  • litter picking - help improve the appearance of areas that may otherwise be neglected
  • gardening - help tend the city's green spaces
  • graffiti clearance - clean up public spaces in your area

To help you get the most out of your volunteering experience, we'll provide you with:

  • health and safety training
  • appropriate equipment
  • insurance

For more volunteering opportunities, please contact York CVS or see the national volunteering database at Do-it.org.

Joining a local group

We actively encourage volunteers to set up groups, or to join existing ones which help make a difference in the local community and provide ways to learn new skills.

York has numerous voluntary groups who help maintain areas such as:

For information about joining a local group or volunteering in your neighbourhood, please contact us.

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