Firvale Community Litterpick
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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