People urged to get involved in tidying their community

cleanBS''Big Spring Clean''Councillor Shaffaq Mohammed, Leon Pedryc (correct spelling) and Barry Scott at Frecheville Park and Pond during the clean up and installation of the new bird nesting platform
cleanBS''Big Spring Clean''Councillor Shaffaq Mohammed, Leon Pedryc (correct spelling) and Barry Scott at Frecheville Park and Pond during the clean up and installation of the new bird nesting platform
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THE daffodils are out and the clocks have gone forward – spring has arrived in Sheffield.

For the second year The Star is backing the council’s Big Spring Clean campaign, as community groups, schools, businesses and families roll up their sleeves and help to give the city a thorough make over.

Last year thousands of volunteers of all ages took part in community litter picks to get Sheffield ready for the summer. This year is expected to be bigger still and groups have already been out and about with their black bags.

Coun Shaffaq Mohammed, Sheffield Council’s communities spokesman, said: “We have already been contacted by lots of groups and organisations who have committed to tidy up their part of the city but we would like everyone to do their bit and get involved.

“It can be anything from an organised group activity to just one person walking the dog and picking up litter along the route.”

The Friends of Frecheville Park and Pond worked with the council’s ranger service and students from Birley Community College to clean up the park and install a new bird nesting platform on the pond.

Group chairman Leon Pedryc said: “We are very pleased to support the Big Spring Clean this year but we feel it is important for us to continue this work all year round as part of our commitment to improving the local environment.”

If you are interested in getting involved call 0114 2734221 or visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/springclean.