Locals and students join up for litter pick

Shelley Cockayne, co-ordinator of Sharrow Vale Market, with the collection of road cones.
Shelley Cockayne, co-ordinator of Sharrow Vale Market, with the collection of road cones.
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A clean-up operation is building ties between residents and students in Sharrow Vale.

Students from Sheffield Hallam University are working with locals on an anti-litter campaign.

The partnership was formed following concerns from residents that the shopping street and surrounding areas were being blighted by discarded bottles, cartons and food wrappers.

Nina Sun, Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union representative for Sharrow Vale, sprang into action, and a team of student volunteers has helped by delivering postcards to every household in the community ahead of a litter pick tomorrow, starting from the Stewart Road car park at 11am.

Nina, 23, said: “We are calling on all residents who live in the Sharrow Vale area to create an awareness of not dropping litter.”

Sharrow Vale Community Association chairwoman Shelley Cockayne said: “We are privileged to live in such a vibrant and popular area.”