The Foxwood community Litter Pick is hailed a success
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Fifteen bags of rubbish were collected in the early spring clean-up of the Foxwood area.
Approximately 25 people offered their time to pick up litter on Thursday (10 February 2022). The team of litter pickers included police, police cadets, members of the public and council leaders.
(The litter picking team at the start of the event)
The Town Crier of York, Ben Fry, was present to announce the start of the event. At 4pm Ben sounded the bell and the ‘litter picking army’ quickly set out to work. It wasn’t long before progress was made and the full bin sacks were piling up. York City Council attended to remove the litter at the end of the event.
The positive community spirit of the area was the driving force for the success of the event. The key message of “We love Foxwood” was spread across the area - loud and proud.
As well as tidying up the area it was an opportunity for key partners and residents to meet up and openly discuss community issues and concerns.
North Yorkshire Police Commander for York and Selby, Superintendent Mark Khan said:
“It was a pleasure to be part of this community event. It was useful for me to be able to engage with members of the community and partners in person.
“Foxwood benefits from a close-knit community. If we continue to work together in the way that we have today, we will achieve our aim of ironing out the low level anti-social-behaviour issues and improving the quality of life for all”.
Councillor Andrew Waller of the Westfield Ward said:
“It’s been great to draw people together and in this instance to improve the appearance of the area. It is also good to see all the different agencies working on making the area better going forward.”