Volunteers hit streets in effort to tackle rubbish and mess in Sheffield suburb

Wincobank litter pick
Wincobank litter pick
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SEVENTY bags of rubbish, countless tyres and a motorbike engine represented the haul found by Sheffield volunteers who went out on a litter pick in answer to the Love Your City campaign.

The operation was carried out around Wincobank by residents.

The litter pick follows the launch of the campaign by Sheffield Council, backed by The Star.

Organiser Bridget Ingle said: “The clean-up was on the section of Wincobank Hill at the back of the Flower Estate. We collected over 70 bags of rubbish altogether, plus tyres, a motorbike engine and clothing.”

Penny Rae, of the Friends of Wincobank Hill, added: “Over a dozen hardy volunteers turned out for the first of what will be our monthly Wombling sessions.

“With the help of Sheffield Council rangers, we collected so much litter and rubbish that a pick-up truck had to make two journeys.

“It could have been a really depressing morning but for the good cheer of the team and the encouragement of passers-by.”

Penny added: “The Wincobank Wombles will be out and about on the hill from 10am to 12.30pm every second Saturday of the month, and will be clearing litter or helping the rangers with conservation work to encourage wildlife.

“Volunteers are very welcome to join the group and can find regular updates by following us on Facebook, at Wincobank Hill Friends.”

■ A further community clean-up will take place along Tyler Street, Wincobank, next Tuesday, March 19, from 9am, starting from the Meadowhall Transport Interchange entrance. Volunteers are urged to come along.