Students want your help to highlight Sheffield's worst litter hot spots

Litter in Sheffield, where journalism lecturer David Holmes said he counted 285 roadside bottles and cans on one side of the road during a 17-mile bike ride round Moscar, Strines and Bradfield
Litter in Sheffield, where journalism lecturer David Holmes said he counted 285 roadside bottles and cans on one side of the road during a 17-mile bike ride round Moscar, Strines and Bradfield
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Student journalists are set to hit the streets this week in search of Sheffield's most litter-strewn neighbourhoods - and they want your help to find them.

Around 20 postgraduate journalism students from the University of Sheffield will spend this Thursday (May 4) hunting out the city's worst grot spots and sharing their findings in a series of photos, videos and stories online.

Mobile litter reporters Sam Volpe and Lydia Chandler-Hicks researching their stories in the University of Sheffield newsroom

Mobile litter reporters Sam Volpe and Lydia Chandler-Hicks researching their stories in the University of Sheffield newsroom

The Star has teamed up with them to ask readers to suggest the messiest areas for them to check out, as well as examples of successful clean-up initiatives.

You can tweet your suggestions to @JUS_News, using the hashtag #SheffRubbish, or post them on The JUS News Facebook page.

We'll be sharing the best of the students' work online and in the paper this week, as part of our campaign to clean up the city.

David Holmes, a journalism lecturer at the university, said: "When our students have been out and about it's become obvious to them there's stuff being dumped everywhere.

"This is something which really matters to people in the city, and it's an issue which really lends itself to live social media-driven mobile reporting.

"They want to spend the day visiting some of the places where people say litter is driving them nuts or where there's great work being done to transform the area, so they can get a handle on just how badly Sheffield's affected."

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