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Students spring clean in York

City of York Council and the York St John University Students Union will once again join forces today to give the Groves area a spring clean.

Following on from last year's spring clean, student volunteers will look to refresh and tidy up the gardens along The Groves between 10-4pm.

It is encouraging to see students taking pride in the area where they are living and studying and helping to make a Smarter York. **

"This is also a great way for the council to highlight the volunteering opportunities available to other individuals and groups who wish to get involved in their local area."**

– Cllr David Levene, City of York Council

Smarter York aims to help maintain a clean, green and safe environment for York. The initiative encourages and works with residents to create attractive neighbourhoods with a real sense of community and to tackle the things that can spoil neighbourhoods for example littering or graffiti.