Shoppers on Fargate had a surprise when they found themselves surrounded by yellow clad street cleaners giving their anti-littering message in their own unique way.

The cleaners were accompanied by college student Becky Friskney singing the Lulu hit ‘Shout’ as a way of shouting about the city’s new Stainless Sheffield campaign. They were also accompanied by the campaign mascot Phil the Bin who entertained on lookers with this dance moves.

The ‘Keep Sheffield Stainless’ campaign was launched earlier in the year to encourage people to take pride in their communities and play their part in keeping the city clean.

Cllr Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling and Streetscene, said:

“We are immensely proud of our city and work hard to ensure that it is clean and stainless. We have over 120 street cleaners across the city working day in day out to ensure that the city is kept clean.

“However, litter is something that is very noticeable and if each resident, business or visitor disposed of their litter responsibly then we could ensure it was a better place for everyone to live in.”

The Street Cleaning Manager for Streets Ahead, Sara Bradley said:

“People don’t always notice street cleaners but they certainly noticed them today!

“It was all a bit of fun but behind it there was a serious message we really wanted to shout about, which is why we chose the Lulu song.

“We work really hard to keep the city looking its best but everyone can play their part by using the litter bins provided, including an increasing number of recycling bins.

“These will both help the environment and reduce the amount of rubbish that goes to landfill.”

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