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Clean Up Day growing in popularity

A tree has been planted in Mansfield's Carr Bank Park to mark commitment to the International Clean Up Mansfield Day campaign.

The Northern Red Oak tree, which is native to Mansfield, Ohio; our sister town in America, was donated by the Sister Cities Association in support of last year's Clean Up Day and to remind people about this year's event, which takes place on Friday 9 June.

The tree represents the close links with its twin towns in America. It could grow to an impressive height of 70ft when fully grown and will stand as a reminder of the project for years to come.

The International Clean Up Mansfield Day project, which is organised by Mansfield District Council, is now in its fifth year and aims to bring Mansfields from across the globe together to make them the cleanest towns in the world. There are 40 other Mansfields in the world including towns and cities in the USA, Canada and Australia.

You can sign up online and find out more at the Education and community clean-ups page to take part in big or small activities such as picking up litter, planting trees or bulbs, cleaning or painting your premises or anything else that improves the local environment. ‚ÄčEvents can be held on any day if 9 June does not suit.

Town centre businesses McDonalds, Boots, Marks and Spencer, will join Four Seasons Shopping Centre and Mansfield BID on activities in the town centre.

Conservation groups, schools, council staff and councillors are also taking part across the district.

Abroad, clean up events will be taking place in Victoria, Australia and Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Texas in the USA.
Mike Robinson, Director of Economic Growth at Mansfield District Council, said: "We would like to thank The Sister Cities Association for donating the tree and for their continued support for the Clean Up Day campaign. 

"This tree is a great example of how, if we work together, we can make a difference to the environment in which we live. You can help do your bit too by gathering a group of friends, signing up, and tackling an area near you."

Like the International Clean Up Mansfield Day Facebook page at to keep up to date with the latest news and to share details, photos and videos of your own activities.

For further information contact Datsa Gaile, Town Centre Promotions Officer, at or on 01623 463818. ‚Äč

Published on Tuesday 16 May 2017.

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