Issue details

Refill York

City of York Council is looking to commit to a campaign focussed on encouraging people to drink more water from recycled water bottles or cups – chiming with both public health and the One Planet York objectives.

Decision type: Non-Key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/11/2018

Decision due: 07/01/19 by Executive Member for Environment

Lead member: Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health, Executive Member for Environment

Lead director: Director of Public Health

Department: Directorate of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care

Contact: Sharon Stoltz, Director of Public Health, City of York Email:

Consultation process

We have approached Yorkshire Water, Selby District Council and Refill about their campaigns.
Selby District Council have had some considerable success, though this involved officers recruiting businesses in their own time.
If this working wit Yorkshire on Tap is agreed in principle then we will look to engage businesses to gauge any potential impact to them and whether the majority would be happy for the council to support this scheme.
Our public health teams have also discussed this initiative with teams in the council. Below is a summary of those discussions:
- City of York Council Neighbourhood enforcement have been consulted and would support such an initiative as it could further reinforce the £75 fine for dropping litter in the city.
- CYC facilities management would support this and the initiative has been discussed regarding the water station in reception. It may need tweaking to be used as a council public refill point, at very little cost.


Agenda items

  • 07/01/2019 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change [previously Executive Member for Environment] Refill York 07/01/2019


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