29 April 2016

The Doreways community group in Dore has been out in force organising and taking part in the first community litter pick of 2016. Many volunteers turned out to collect litter from a number of streets in the area.

The group, supported by the Streets Ahead team who supplied litter pickers, collected more than 20 bags of litter after the pick.

Margaret Laver from Doreways said: “We are passionate about keeping our community clean and work hard to do this. We had a great response to our first community litter pick this year and we are already organising an extra session on Sunday 5th June from 11am.

“We will start at Dore Old School and blitz one area of our community. The ‘Summer Spruce Up’ and ‘Action for Autumn’ follow later.

“We are so pleased that we always get the support of the Streets Ahead team and know that whenever we organise a community litter pick, we can call them and arrange for the litter to be collected. This is a great help to us!”

Steve Robinson, Head of Highway Maintenance at Sheffield City Council, said: “We work hard as a Council to keep the city clean and it is great to see that community groups such as the Doreways group are so passionate and active in keeping their communities clean.

“If everyone plays their part in disposing of their litter in the correct way then we can all live in a Clean Sheffield.”

Millie Guthrie, Streets Ahead’s Education and Community Liaison Officer, added: “The Doreways community group is making a fantastic contribution to their local area and the wider city, bringing neighbours together in a common cause.

“Despite Streets Ahead’s hard work on a daily basis to keep the city clean and litter free, we do know that unfortunately litter is still dropped on the streets. We all have a part to play in keeping our city clean and our Clean Sheffield anti-litter campaign aims to tackle this. We are always keen to work with committed groups across the city that are passionate about helping to keep the city clean.”

The next local clean-up is on Sunday 5th June, starting at 11am, from Dore Old School. Grabbers, gloves and bags are all provided. The Clean Sheffield campaign, which was launched last Summer, aims to provide residents with the tools and knowledge to enable them to play a their part in keeping their communities clean.