Bedale is looking ‘tonnes’ better after its first ‘Big Spring Clean’ Over forty volunteers from local businesses, residents, Hambleton District Council and Bedale Town and district councillors came together on Sunday 12 March to brush away the winter blues and smarten up the town.

Over a tonne of litter and weeds was removed from the market place, signs and street furniture was polished, gutters cleaned and pavements washed in a marathon nine hour stint.

“Bedale looks so much better and much more inviting” said ward member, Councillor Mike Barningham.

“I would like to thank everyone who took part in the clean up and the local businesses and residents who take so much pride in their town that they were prepared to contribute their time and expertise.”

And David McKnight (Vibrant Market Town Project Officer) one of the organisers, added,

“We were delighted with the turnout and the results and are now contemplating on how to build on this and make it even better at the next event in June!

“All morning residents were congratulating the team on a great job being done and asking how they could get involved next time.

“The aim of the clean up was to ‘present historic Bedale at its best for the new visitor season’ and I think everyone will agree we met that aim!”