Developed in response to an increase in the number of people using green spaces as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions, the project will involve volunteers in helping to tidy up parks, woodlands and other outdoor places to make them safe and attractive for people and wildlife.
The project has been made possible with funding from National Lottery players through the Community Fund and the Joseph Sheldon Trust.
Tom Newman, Steel Valley Project General Manager said “The Covid-19 restrictions have brought huge changes to how green spaces are used and it’s great to see more people enjoying the outdoors. Unfortunately, this has also brought increased anti-social behaviour and we’re working hard to try to improve local green spaces and keep them looking their best. We know the local community is already doing great work to improve their local area with litter-picking activities and we want to support and build on this work.”
The Steel Valley Project has recently resumed its volunteering programme with the relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions. If you are interested in getting involved with the Keep Stocksbridge Tidy project, or their wider programme of volunteering email [email protected] and visit www.steelvalleyproject.org for more info on the charity’s work.