Firvale Community Litterpick

Litter pick Oct 13th 2018

On Saturday October 13th it was a pleasant surprise to drive along Owler Lane in Pagehall and see that a lot of the litter from a few months ago had gone from the main road. Much of this is due to the united effort of the Firvale Community Hub, members of the Cohesion Sheffield Network, who joined with the Sheffield Roma Network to host a series of community litter picks to build community harmony and create a cleaner Page Hall.  Cohesion Sheffield went along to support the community litter pick event and chat to local people whilst picking up litter with a litter grabber provided by Sheffield City Council. The plan was to tackle the residential streets behind Firvale Community Hub.  Local community were also joined by Sheffield City Council Community Development Workers and uniformed Street Wardens recently appointed through the Sheffield Community Investment Deal, funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government. Local children witnessed what was going on, joined in picking litter, enjoyed the children’s activities and watched a community safety video translated

into area relevant languages.

Walking around the area it was good to see that Firvale Community Hub had also built an alliance with Rotherham Friends Indeed who support Litter Picking events and were actively going about the streets strategically taking certain areas to pick up the litter. We welcome initiatives like this where local community are working together with community organisations and supported by Sheffield City Council to work out the best approaches to tackle challenges in their area. It’s working together that we can create positive change.

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  1. Jeni Vine, Sheffield Cohesion Advisory Group on 22nd October 2018 at 10:47 am

    It is really good to see events like this taking place. Sometimes new understandings can be created by doing something simple together. We have seen how important an issue litter is and even more important to work together across communities to make areas better to live in. These initiatives are going hand in hand with more strategic work to make Sheffield a place that welcomes and respects everyone. Well done, Fir Vale community Hub and all the others who have helped with this positive initiative.

  2. Panni Loh on 5th November 2018 at 10:45 am

    Thank you very much for leaving a comment. We echo your praise of Firvale Community Hub, and their united work with Sheffield Roma Network, Sheffield City Council, South Yorkshire Police, and other voluntary organisations. The event itself was a good focus to bring various aspects of the community together.

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