Sheffield volunteers show pride in community with litter pick

David and Elaine Nicholls collecting litter in Dore
David and Elaine Nicholls collecting litter in Dore
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Litter-busting residents in a Sheffield suburb are keeping a sense of pride in their community – by picking up rubbish in their spare time.

Members of the Doreways community group took part in their first litter pick of the year on the streets of Dore this month.

Lynn Tasker, member of the Doreways Community Group collecting litter in Dore

Lynn Tasker, member of the Doreways Community Group collecting litter in Dore

Plenty of volunteers spent the day scouring the streets with grabbers and bin bags in hand.

Supported by Sheffield Council’s Streets Ahead team, they filled more than 20 bags by the end of the day.

Doreways member Margaret Laver said: “We are passionate about keeping our community clean and work hard to do this.

“We had a great response to our first community litter pick this year and we are already organising an extra session.”

The next pick will take place on Sunday, June 5, from 11am. Volunteers will start at Dore Old School and blitz one area of the community. Grabbers, gloves and bags are all provided. The ‘Summer Spruce Up’ and ‘Action for Autumn’ picks will happen later in the year.

Margaret said: “We are so pleased that we always get the support of the Streets Ahead team and know that whenever we organise a community litter pick, we can call them and arrange for the litter to be collected. This is a great help to us.”

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