Residents joins forces to tidy

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Residents of Winn Gardens, in Middlewood, have come together to take action in a bid to keep the area where they live clean and tidy.

The community organised a litter pick last week as part of an initiative to bring together the families on the estate - which lies nestled between the River Don and Wadsley Park.

Nine families took part in the litter pick, which was organised by Jane Emson, who works for St John’s Church in Owlerton as a community outreach worker, as part of Sheffield City Council’s People Keeping Well project.

“It was a fantastic day for Winn Gardens and it is really good to see families coming together on our estate to take pride in their community,” said Jane, who lives on the estate and is highly active in the local community as a local TARA member and Church Army Officer.

“This litter pick is the second the community of Winn Gardens has held so far, and it left the estate looking cleaner than ever.

“When our young people take part in events like this they are setting an example for their friends in how to take care of where you live and getting involved in your community.”

Funding for the equipment, room hire and refreshments came from the Sheffield Cohesion Advisory Group, and Hillsborough councillors who provided community litter picking equipment out of the local ward pot.

Local councillor, George Lindars-Hammond, added, “As local Labour councillors, we’re really pleased to be supporting brilliant local groups who are helping bring people together and keep our area looking clean.

“With our investment in Middlewood Park as well, Winn Gardens is becoming an even better place to live.”