Sheffield residents take to the streets to clean up city suburb

Burngreave residents collecting litter from the streets
Burngreave residents collecting litter from the streets
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Residents from a Sheffield suburb turned out in force to clean up their streets in a litter pick.

The event was organised by Sheffield Council and Burngreave Tenants and Residents Association and more than 30 people took part.

Armed with litter pickers and bin bags the group covered two miles of road and communal areas – collecting nearly 50 bags of rubbish.

Coun Tony Damms, Sheffield Council’s cabinet adviser for homes and neighbourhoods, also took part.

He said: “It’s great to see so many members of this fantastic community taking pride in the area they live by volunteering their time to get involved.”

Margaret Williams, chairwoman of Burngreave TARA, added: “The vast majority of people care about their environment and the high turnout at today’s litter pick proves this.

“It’s marvellous to see and I think it’s a great way to deter those that can’t be bothered to dispose of their rubbish correctly. If they look out of their windows they will see their friends and family or at least someone they know clearing up after their mess.”

Last year Sheffield Council launched a Love Where You Live campaign which was piloted in Burngreave and has been rolled out across the city.

The campaign encourages residents to take pride in their area and provides advice about disposing of waste correctly.

To find out more call 0114 2930000.