Woodlaithes residents get into the community spirit!

Published Wednesday, 19th October 2016
Community clean up at Woodlaithes
The Woodlaithes group at the end of their litter pick

A group of residents from Woodlaithes Village in Rotherham took to the streets to help keep their local area looking spick and span at the weekend.

The newly-formed group took part in the Council’s Love Where you Live scheme which supported their efforts to clean up the area, supplying equipment such as litter pickers and bin bags, and assistance from council staff who joined in the litter picking.

More than 20 people, from 12 year olds upwards, joined in the group’s first litter pick on Saturday, meeting at local business the Marmalade Hut.

The group picked litter for two hours, collecting 46 bags of rubbish plus numerous larger items including a broken vacuum cleaner!

Also as a result of their work some fly tipping has been reported to the Council and stencilling to help prevent dog fouling and litter will also take place in the area.

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Waste, Roads and Community Safety, Cllr Emma Hoddinott, said: “It’s good to see the community sprit in Woodlaithes, their impact on making the local area look nice has been fantastic. 

“We’re always delighted to support any groups or individuals who want to take part in litter picks and clean ups – I urge people to get in touch and take part!”

In addition to Rotherham Council the Woodlaithes group was supported by the Marmalade Hut, McDonalds and the local Area Assembly Partnership Team.

Anyone who wants to organise their own litter pick can get more information here on the Council website.

Get help to organise a litter pick