Residents urged to join Eastfield’s big community clean-up

Last year’s big community clean-up under way.

Following the success of previous years, the event will again be a chance for neighbours, friends and businesses to join together to clean up the area and show their pride in the community. It will be staged on Wednesday, September 20, from 9am to 1pm.

Anyone who can spare time to help is invited to meet at Eastfield Community Centre on Link Walk from 9am.

Equipment for litter picking and cleaning up streets and green spaces will be provided and volunteer efforts will be supported by North Yorkshire Council’s cleansing team with road sweepers and a high-pressure cleaner

Executive member for managing our environment, Cllr Greg White, said: “The big community clean-up in Eastfield is a great example of the change we can all make to our environment by working together. If we all contribute what we can, we all reap the rewards of those combined efforts.”

Two large skips will be available to deposit rubbish and abandoned items residents have found near their homes. Residents who have unwanted non-bulky household items can use their nearest skip. The skips will be in Dunn Grove and Beech Walk.

Asbestos, liquid chemicals, wet concrete, compressed gas bottles and commercial waste cannot be placed in the skips. Electrical and white goods can be placed beside the skips and will be collected separately. There will be people at the community centre to answer queries about the use of the skips.

After the event, the skips will be taken to the household waste recycling site at Seamer Carr. The waste will be sorted, with as much as possible sent for recycling to minimise waste to landfill.

Eastfield Big Community Clean-up is organised by ourselves in partnership with Eastfield Town Council, Beyond Housing and other organisations within the Eastfield PACT partnership.

Member for Eastfield, Cllr Tony Randerson, said: “We have had a fantastic response over the past two years from the people of Eastfield, who take great pride in where they live. I’m confident we can achieve even more this year and I encourage all parts of the community to come together to make a difference.”

Further information is available from community regeneration and support officer Billa Duggal on 01723 232445 or Cllr Randerson on 07926 226904.