Call to expand action against estate litter

Rubbish in a ginnel in Firth Park
Rubbish in a ginnel in Firth Park
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Sheffield Council has been challenged to extend its crackdown on litter - which already led to a week of action in one neighbourhood.

Officers gave advice to members of the public and worked with residents’ groups in Page Hall to hold litter picks in the area.

But Mick Daniels, of Brushes Tenants’ and Residents’ Association in neighbouring Firth Park, said: “Why can’t similar action be done in more areas? There are other parts of Sheffield with a litter problem, not just Page Hall.

“The council’s contractor Amey is supposed to be running a 13-week programme to clean streets around the city but we haven’t seen any evidence around our area.

“Some of the gennels haven’t been cleaned since last year.”

Mr Daniels has raised concerns with Sheffield Council cabinet member for environment, Coun Jack Scott.

Coun Scott said a litter action week had been organised in Page Hall because the area suffered more from litter than most other neighbourhoods in the city - but that he would contact Mr Daniels.

Coun Scott added the action on litter in Page Hall was at no extra cost to taxpayers - as contractor Veolia covered the bill.