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Take part in York's Big Community Challenge
8:05am Thursday 20th September 2012 in News
TEAMS and individuals are being asked to spare half a day to transform an overgrown space in York into community facilities.
From October 2 to October 4, about 150 volunteers from businesses and schools, with the help of Evora Construction, Edible York and the council’s street environment team, will be turning the old grounds of Haxby Road School into an outdoor classroom for pupils and community space for local residents.
A total of 15 teams, with a maximum of ten people per team, or people volunteering as individuals, are needed to help create pathways, dig out plots, construct raised beds, design a new entrance and cut back hedges.
The council has been working with the community to develop the garden.
Coun David Levene, cabinet member for environmental services, said: “This is a great opportunity for people to get together and make a difference.
“By people volunteering to work on the project, we will have a facility to be proud of which will benefit local schoolchildren and the wider community.”
To book a place, email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application pack. Applications must be sent by September 21 and placements will be confirmed by September 25, and more information is available by phoning 01904 323482 or emailing email@example.com