YorkBid’s revitalization initiative breathes new life into city centre
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YorkBid’s revitalization initiative breathes new life into city centre

York BID is hosting rejuvenation days to improve the appearance of infrastructure across the city centre. The project aims to refresh tired-looking benches, bike racks, bollards, bins, and other street furniture. York Racecourse has donated a generous amount for the required supplies. The rejuvenation days are part of the Cleaning and Rejuvenation Partners meeting, involving York BID, City of York Council, York Civic Trust, York High Street Forum, and Make It York. These days are coordinated by York BID and supported by HSBC and Barclays. Taking place throughout January, these days have already exceeded expectations, with approximately 90 pieces of individual infrastructure already refreshed. The initiative started on Parliament Street and is working its way up to High Ousegate, Coppergate, and Piccadilly. Due to the high numbers of volunteers involved, Davygate, Lendal, St. Sampson’s Square, North Street, and Wellington Row have also been added to the list of targeted areas. An additional day has been added to facilitate the extra demand, where members of the Probation Service will help out with the project. York BID adds that there’s still an opportunity to get involved. Contact info@theyorkbid.com if you would like to help with this initiative (on January 24 and 25), or future rejuvenation projects.