While there has been some improvement in some local public services this week, we’re still finding, and reporting, a lot of local issues that require attention
New litter bins arriving in Westfield
We understand that the York Council will shortly consider extending the hours that litter bins are emptied in the City centre.
A meeting taking place on 28th November will consider implementing the trial of an additional litter bin servicing round which will see bins emptied from 06.30 to 21.00.
The objective is to improve the visual appearance of the city centre foot streets.
Litter on our streets seems to have increased in recent months so the new plan is to be welcomed.
The trial is being sponsored by the York BID although the funding only covers the period up to the 31st March 2017, when the success of the initiative will be reviewed.
Meanwhile litter problems in the Westfield area are being tackled.
New and replacement litter/poop scoop bins are being installed at some locations this week.
The bins are being funded by the Ward Committee.