Community to unite for blitz on littering

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Volunteers will unite to crack down on problem littering in a Sheffield community next week.

Residents, councillors and community leaders are set to take part in the first ever ‘Birley Blitz’ on Thursday, July 25.

They aim to clear the area in and around Jaunty Park of rubbish, after complaints from nearby householders.

And it is hoped the clean-up will become a regular feature.

Coun Karen McGowan, Sheffield Council Labour member for Birley, said: “This originated from a couple of local residents whose gardens back on to Jaunty Park complaining about the litter.

“We have named it Birley Blitz, so we can move the volunteers across the ward to clear up other areas and keep coming back to Jaunty Park every two or three months.”

Clive Betts, Labour MP for South East Sheffield, and Richmond councillors will also be taking part in the event.

People are invited to take part by turning up to Base Green Community Centre on Frith Road from 10am on the day.

A walking surgery will also take place around the Quarry Vale Road and Fox Lane area the day before.