MORE than 100 sacks of litter were collected by volunteers and council staff in a clean-up of a Sheffield suburb.
The Friends of Wincobank Hall joined forces with Sheffield Council staff, rangers and woodland officers to tidy the site - part of the historic Roman Ridge which once ran across South Yorkshire - in preparation for the installation of a new sculpture.
The Star Crossed Queen sculpture is part of the £358,000 Journeys to Hidden Places public art project to install art between Wincobank and Firth Park.
Dean Fearon, of Sheffield Council’s neighbourhood environmental action team, said: “About 35 people collected over 100 sacks of litter - enough rubbish to fill an eight tonne skip.”
Penny Rea, from The Friends of Wincobank Hill, said: “It was a shame to see such a beautiful area spoiled with rubbish. We would appeal to everyone to take their litter home or put it in a bin, and to report any illegal dumping immediately by phoning 101.”
The Friends of Wincobank Hill have organised another litter pick on Sunday, March 20, from 2pm to 4pm, to finish clearing the Roman Ridge pathway.
Volunteers can call Penny on 07980 143776.