'This is my Doncaster' is a campaign all about getting local people to take pride in their community.
The council doesn’t have the massive financial resources needed to keep everywhere spotless, and it already costs us £500,000 each year to pick up dumped rubbish and dropped litter.
The only way we are going to make a positive impact to protect the environment is by working together with local people.
Our campaign in the fight against litter, fly-tipping and environmental crime continues, and street scene teams are planning some more action weeks very soon which we will keep you informed about. The purpose of these is to target hotspot areas and encourage communities to get involved in cleaning up their neighbourhoods and taking pride in their area. Since we re-launched our campaign last November, the number of residents contacting us for litter picking equipment has increased.
Our spring clean event alone saw an amazing 36 clean ups take place and a whopping 800 bags of rubbish collected by more than 450 willing volunteers.
A key part of the This is my Doncaster campaign is our successful community action days.
These take place across Doncaster, and see council staff and volunteers blitz clean the local area, collect dumped waste and concentrate enforcement in one community at a time.
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The purpose of these dedicated community days is to get the area looking clean and tidy, and then hand some responsibility for maintaining this to the residents while we continue to carry out routine cleanses. Below are examples of our previous action days.
A selection of photos from the day is available here.
You can view photos from the day here.
See our photo gallery from the Rossington action day here.
View our image gallery from the day here.
Stainforth & Barnby Dun
Some photos from the day can be seen here.
You can view some images from the day here.
Tickhill & Balby
View some images from the day: Tickhill & Balby action day gallery.
Show your support
If you fancy helping out by collecting litter while walking the dog or while taking a stroll with the kids, we can support you by sending free equipment like litter pickers and bin bags, and will also dispose of all the waste you collect. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help out!
Or, if you want to show your support for the campaign by requesting a 'This is my Street' window sticker, send us an email and one can be sent to you free of charge.
Get in touch through social media via @MyDoncaster and share with us your photos, videos and posts to help raise of the event.