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Make a difference in this Great British Spring Clean

Published Friday, 17 March 2023

City of York Council is appealing to residents, schools, businesses and community groups to get involved in the Great British Spring Clean 2023.

This year the eighth annual Great British Spring Clean will take place from Friday 17 March to Sunday 2 April 2023.

During the Great British Spring Clean, the council will lend a hand to support anyone taking part, including:

  • loaning equipment, to help make jobs quicker and easier to do
  • collecting bagged litter
  • promoting community events
  • offering practical advice
  • sharing health and safety guidance
  • offering public liability insurance for litter pick events on council-owned or maintained land

As well as encouraging everyone to organise their own litter picks, this year we are also supporting pre-organised community litter picks and ‘tidy ups’ in areas across the city. The events will be taking place in:

  • Haxby
  • Walmgate
  • Bur Dyke Beck
  • Scarcroft Green
  • Westfield Marsh
  • the Viking football field

Cllr Paula Widdowson, Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change, said:

We all love our city and the annual spring clean gives us a great chance to spruce up the city ready for the summer months.

“Litter is an ugly problem that affects us all. The cleaner we can keep our city the more we all enjoy it. So, get involved, whether it’s your school, your park, your street, or your favourite green spot you can arrange a litter pick. Let’s all show some pride and do our bit to make Our City shine.”