Tuesday 27 January 2015

A busy area of Stradbroke in Sheffield has undergone a clean-up, thanks to a litter pick organised by the Streets Ahead team and the local community.

An army of volunteers, which included pupils from Outwood Academy and staff from The Link and Sheffield Homes, rolled up their sleeves and collected six bags of rubbish from Stradbroke Drive, a street that is a busy school route with an abundance of shops.

Cllr Jayne Dunn, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling and Streetscene said: “It’s wonderful to see a number of groups working together and taking pride in their area and getting stuck in, making Sheffield look even better. Litter can make an area look very untidy and just by getting involved in short litter picks, residents and businesses can really make a difference.

“Well done to those that got involved and I hope other areas in Sheffield can feel inspired and follow in the footsteps of these volunteers.”

The litter pick is part of an ongoing anti-litter campaign lead by Streets Ahead, aiming to reduce the volume of litter in Sheffield by 30 per cent by 2017.

Millie Gutherie, Streets Ahead Education Officer, commented: “Streets Ahead collect a lot of litter from the streets each month but we also organise a number of litter picks with Sheffield schools, communities and businesses to encourage them to take pride in the area that they live.

“We’re all working together to achieve our 30 per cent target and we all have a part to play in keeping our city looking its best.”
If you would like to organise a littler pick in your local area, get in touch with Streets Ahead on 0114 273 4567.