Party leader takes Action to hail group residents’ group

Nick Clegg and Action for Stannington members
Nick Clegg and Action for Stannington members
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Residents who have dedicated the last 15 years to improving their Sheffield community have celebrated their achievements.

Action for Stannington was formed in 1999 to improve the Sheffield suburb and has gone on to win awards for its work to protect and enhance the local environment.

To mark the 15th anniversary of the voluntary organisation, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, MP for Sheffield Hallam, visited the group – and brought along a birthday cake.

Since the group was formed, members have helped maintain the park, war memorial and church grounds in Stannington.

They are also involved in regular spring cleans and recycling schemes.

The group is also responsible for making successful bids for funding to pay for its work.

Danny Piermattei, Action for Stannington chairman, said: We always maintain the basic principle that it is you, the individual, who has the responsibility to look after your own neighbourhood.”

Thanking the members for their efforts, Liberal Democrat leader Mr Clegg said: “I’m delighted to be able to join Danny and the team to celebrate 15 outstanding years of Action for Stannington making a positive difference to the local area.

“Stannington is a beautiful place to live.

“The outstanding work Action for Stannington does helps to keep it that way and protect the environment for future generations.

“Since the group was created in 1999 all the volunteers involved, both young and old, have been green champions in their local community.

“The group members deserve our utmost praise and they are a fantastic example of people power.”