Do you love where you live?

Published Friday, 19th August 2016
Dinnington litter pick
Dinnington litter pickers

Big hearted Dinnington residents took part in a community clear up, collecting 12 bags of rubbish and a large television over one-and-a-half hours in the Doe Quarry Lane area recently.

Dinnington volunteers Peter Blackwell, Sheila Richards, Kenneth Richards, Linda Banham, and Eddie Banham joined Wayne Munro-Smith who is Rotherham Council's project co-ordinator for "Love Where You Live."

The initiative helps local ward councillors, groups and individuals that want to carry out litter picks or community clean ups.

"It’s amazing what can be achieved when people come together," said Wayne. "Not only does this benefit the environment, but it makes people proud to be part of a real community that cares about the place where they live."

Meanwhile, Wayne and local councillors Jayne Senior and Kath Reeder will be lending a hand with the forthcoming community clean up event in Dalton, organised by the River Don Catchment Trust.

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Waste, Roads and Community Safety, Cllr Emma Hoddinott, said: "There is always more that can be done to make an area look nicer, and we want to make it easy for people to do something about it. We are building on the excellent work already being done by our local ward councillors, individuals and groups in the community across Rotherham."

Pictured are the Dinnington Litter Pickers (from left) Peter Blackwell, Sheila Richards, Eddie Banham, Linda Banham and Kenneth Richards who collected 12 bags of rubbish and a large television over one-and-a-half hours in the Doe Quarry Lane area.

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Read more about the Dalton clean up