Malton and Norton Tidy Group collected an impressive 509 bags of litter, plus debris, in 2018 – the largest year’s haul, by some way, since the Tidy Group formed in 2009.
Since its formation, the Tidy Group has collected over 2,000 bags of litter and been fully supported by Streetscene (Ryedale District Council) – who have supplied pickers, hi-vis vests and bags, and pick up the collections.
Monthly litter picks are largely carried out along the main roads of Malton and Norton but there is hardly a street or public open space that has not been tackled over the years. This work has made a real difference
This litter picking supports the work of Malton In Bloom and the horticultural work of the town councils. For 2019, Malton In Bloom will consolidate the success of 2018 when it was awarded Gold by Yorkshire In Bloom. Malton Market Place and prominent sites across the community will be festooned with colourful planters and hanging baskets, and community groups will continue to look after the town entrance signs, and various public open spaces, including St Leonard’s Garden, Water Lane car park, the bus station and the railway station. In addition, guerrilla gardeners have planted a number of prominent sites.