Young people praised for keeping Sheffield streets clean

A group of young people from a Sheffield suburb have received praises from the community for their hard work in keeping the streets clean.

Saturday, 10th April 2021, 10:18 am
Updated Saturday, 10th April 2021, 10:19 am

Coordinator Safiya Saeed said 11 members of Big Brother Burngreave from its Reach Up Youth charity came together last Thursday for litter picking.

She said they have collected a total of 20 bags of waste from the street.

In a Facebook post, Safiya said: "Litter picking 11 Big Brother Burngreave, we had great resistance thanking the young ones.

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Safiya and the young volunteers from Big Brother Burngreave. Picture by Safiya Saeed

"Understanding that they want to do their bit. Lots of businesses came and greeted them. It was all smiles."

Her post has earned praises from the community, congratulating the group for a job well done.

One person said: "Well done all, great effort! Really nice to see community members thanking the young people for their hard work too."

Another said: "I so love the way you connect with our young people, amazing."

Litter picking in Burngreave. Picture by Safiya Saeed.

The same group made headlines earlier this month when their video of an impromptu litter-pick went viral, days after revellers left around seven tonnes of rubbish behind in just one night in Endcliffe Park.

The short clip shows young people from the group clearing up their own waste before picking litter left behind by other people in Burngreave.

It was viewed thousands of times on Twitter since being shared on April 3, when it was filmed.

Big Brother Burngreave is a project aimed to stop children and teenagers from being caught up in a gang crime by offering activity sessions as an effective diversion.

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