Rubbish complaints piling up

Litter on streets at Page Hall
Litter on streets at Page Hall
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Residents claim rubbish is piling up in a Sheffield neighbourhood – despite the launch of a week of action to tackle the problem.

Ongoing efforts to reduce litter in Page Hall are to be debated tonight at a public meeting.

Litter on streets at Page Hall

Litter on streets at Page Hall

Page Hall has extra council-funded street cleaning services to help deal with its litter problems, which were controversially withdrawn last week before the week of action to ‘highlight how much waste is collected’.

The week of action was launched on Monday, to ‘educate, involve and support the community’ against littering.

But resident Paul Downend, aged 45, has taken pictures showing continuing problems on Page Hall Road despite the initiative.

Mr Downend said: “The only news of the Week of Action I have heard was second-hand to say the council was targeting streets with a bring-out-your-rubbish day.

“Where is the CCTV camera? Where are the litter wardens?”

Sheffield Council cabinet member for environment Coun Jack Scott said: “The week is going well - on Monday and Tuesday we knocked on over 600 doors and have had a great response.

“The big clean up proper started yesterday and will last until Friday - this is when we are litter picking and removing waste.

“There are also bulky items on street which we asked residents to bring out and will be removed.

“We have had great support from local volunteers and children from Whiteways Primary School and Parkwood Academy.

“Our enforcement officers and officers from contractors Amey and Veolia have supported us.

“We are assessing the areas where CCTV cameras would be most effective.”

■ Tonight’s meeting is at the Pakistani Advice Centre, Page Hall Road, from 6pm.