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Voting is now open for the final charity to benefit from the Bin it for Good initiative that is also cleaning up our streets.
The council joined forces with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy and the Wrigley Company in a bid to keep the streets of Selby cleaner with Bin it for Good which sees litter bins transformed into charity collection pots, featuring a different local charity each month for three months.
An update on the repair work being carried out by North Yorkshire County Council on Tadcaster brige.
New figures show less litter on the ground and more in litter bins following the first month of the Bin it for Good initiative.
The latest figures show that between 9 -15 January there was 39% less litter on the floor in the town centre to 12-18 December 2016. This means that Asthma UK will receive the full funding amount of £300 from the Bin it for Good scheme.
North Yorkshire County Council should be in a position to confirm the re-opening of Tadcaster Bridge early next week. The opening date is now likely to be Tuesday 31 January, but this won't be finally confirmed until Monday.
Pupils from a primary school in the district have been backing the Don’t be a Waster – Reduce, Reuse, Respect campaign.
Riccall Primary School pupils have been designing their own posters to highlight the aims of the campaign – respecting your community and reducing waste. The pupils have been looking at the problems caused by littering this month as the campaign focuses on the problem.
The Leader of Selby District Council, Cllr Mark Crane, is due to give evidence to a Parliamentary select committee looking at local authority collaboration and devolution.
Cllr Crane will visit the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday, 24 January, to give evidence to the inquiry panel about Selby District Council’s Better Together project with North Yorkshire County Council.
North Yorkshire County Council is only days away from completing Tadcaster Bridge and is more optimistic that the bridge will open very close to the target date of 27 January.
The work yet to be finished is complex and difficult and heavily dependent upon the supply of stonework, which is being prepared by laser machinery at a quarry in the county.