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Local residents clear rubbish from York's waterways
8:17am Tuesday 30th October 2012 in News
VOLUNTEERS were joined by York’s civic leader in their quest to keep the area around one of the city’s waterways rubbish-free.
The Lord Mayor of York, Coun Keith Hyman, gave his support to the River Foss Society and local residents as they carried out a litter-picking session, the last of the year.
Coun Hyman, who represents the Huntington and New Earswick ward through which the Foss flows, said: “York’s two rivers are an extremely important part of the city and the society does a great job in helping to maintain the Foss, so I’m proud to lend a hand in keeping our city clean.”
Equipment for the clean-up exercise was provided by City of York Council and the authority’s own river-cleaning boat was also brought in to help.
June Card, of the River Foss Society, said: “It’s a good example of how the council and volunteers can work together for the benefit of our city.”