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VIDEO: Street cleaner flash mob highlights litter message

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  • by Ellen Beardmore
 

Street cleaners who battle to keep Sheffield free from rubbish every day staged a flash mob to highlight an anti-littering campaign.

Street cleaners who battle to keep Sheffield free today staged a flash mob to highlight an anti-littering campaign.

They formed a line across Fargate in the city centre and held up letters spelling Sheffield Stainless - a nod to the name of an appeal urging residents to take pride in their city and not drop rubbish.

One worker also dressed as campaign mascot ‘Phil the Bin’ - a name which was chosen by a street cleaner – and danced to the song Shout by Lulu, much to the amusement of shoppers at lunchtime yesterday.

The cost to the council of littering is ‘millions’, said Coun Jack Scott, cabinet member for environment at Sheffield Council.

He added: “Litter causes a major problem for the perception of the city centre.

“We don’t think it is worse here than in any other city but when people come here we want them to think that it is a great place - we are happy to do our part in cleaning the streets but we need people to do their part as well by not littering.”

 

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