This is my Doncaster - Get involved

'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 mission continues

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.

Action Days

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.

To be arranged.....      

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.

Mexborough

1 November 2018 - We held our third action day in Mexborough as an army of road sweepers, jet washers and litter pickers blasted their way down the High Street in a bid to clean away dirt, chewing gum and litter from the area. 

A selection of photos from the day is available here.

Denaby

The Denaby action day saw council staff and volunteers focusing their work on Denaby Crags - an area of natural beauty and woodland walks which has unfortunately become a hotspot for littering and fly-tipping.

You can view photos from the day here.

Rossington

Next up was Rossington - a fantastic turnout of local volunteers helped us to collect over 5 tonnes of rubbish from various hotspots throughout Rossington, while local businesses were also on board to support the campaign. 

See our photo gallery from the Rossington action day here.

Woodlands

Our Woodlands action day saw council teams focusing on improving the area around Trafalgar Street in Carcroft, while Woodlands itself also received a good blitz clean. 

View our image gallery from the day here.

Stainforth & Barnby Dun

15 November 2018 - We headed to this area of the borough to highlight the 'bin it your way' campaign.

Some photos from the day can be seen here.

Edlington

29 November 2018 - We were in Edlington reinforcing the message of keeping streets clean and aiming to drive down instances of littering, graffiti and fly tipping.

You can view some images from the day here.

Tickhill & Balby

21 February 2019 - We were in Tickhill and Balby reinforcing the message of keeping streets clean and aiming to drive down instances of littering, graffiti and fly tipping.

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 communications@doncaster.gov.uk 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.

Last updated: 10 October 2019 16:59:43