Crosspool Community Litter Picker picks up loads of rubbish.
To help ensure that our neighbourhood remains healthy and clean, volunteer Crosspool Community Litter Pickers, encouraged by the Sheffield council had, until the governments March lock down/ social distancing directive, regularly come together in the Crosspool Shopping Precinct on the first Saturday in the month, to remove discarded waste from our streets and open spaces.
While some of us may have taken our exercise with the odd walk or bike ride during the Corvid19 Pandemic, one local volunteer Litter Picker went that extra mile, singularly collecting 40 large bags of litter for disposal by the Sheffield cleansing department.
Among the booty of rubbish collected from the Tapton and King Edward lower school fields, shrubberies and undergrowth; were bottles, sweet and crisp packets, broken tennis rackets and umbrellas, discarded school clothing, asthma inhalers, dozens of tennis and golf balls and disappointingly only 17p in coins (donated to charity).
We can only hope that in the interest of everyone’s health and welfare, this volunteer’s tremendous efforts were not in vain and the school grounds remain waste and litter free.
A “Big Thank You” to this local volunteer for their much appreciated hard work.
During Covid-19 more people are at home than usual, either working, home-schooling or self-isolating. The Sheffield City Council are strongly discouraging bonfires of any type during this period, as it can significantly impact on people’s health and enjoyment of their property.
If Sheffield City Council gather evidence of bonfires that are causing a nuisance to neighbouring properties they will take enforcement action that could lead to a fine or prosecution under criminal law.
Sheffield City council waste collection services are currently operating as normal, including garden waste with new registrations to the green bins still available, so there is no reason for anyone to be burning waste.
To show solidarity that we are all behind the Veolia refuse staff and more importantly help raise their morale during the Coronavirus outbreak. Can we encourage households to place this small rainbow sticker on their bins? Please! Thanks.
Waste and recycling collection dates over the Christmas Period
Before you put your black, blue and brown bins out over Christmas, check what day Veolia will be coming to empty them – as it might be different over the festive period.
Extra Waste and Recycling
Over the festive period, it is likely that you will produce lots of extra waste, including wrapping paper, Christmas cards, boxes, catalogues, glass and plastic bottles, biscuit/chocolate tins and lots more.
You can place small amounts of extra paper and card, tied in a bundle no bigger than your bin, next to your blue bin for collection.
Between 27th December and 23rd January ONLY they will collect extra tins, cans, and plastic bottles. Just put them inside a tied carrier bag next to your brown bin. Any glass bottles or jars must be placed inside your brown bin; otherwise, your extra recycling will not be collected.
The odd shower didn’t deter the twenty-five volunteer Crosspool community litter pickers, including a team from our local Spar, from recovering eighteen full bags of litter from our local streets.
Taking centre stage this month, the hero of the day was 5 years old Daniel, who with the help of his mom, managed to bag the most litter. A big Thanks to all this month’s helpers
If you are interested in being part of future litter picks, turn up outside Archers Estate Agents in the Crosspool precinct at 10am on the First Saturday of the month. All bags and litter picking utensils will be provided.
For more information email: Anne.Murphy@councillor.sheffield.gov.uk
As part of their work as a “Rights Respecting School”, each year they launch a campaign to raise awareness about one particular issue. In 2017 they campaigned to make the crossing outside their school safer and in 2018 they took part in the ‘Make Schools Safe’ campaign.
This year, their campaign aims to reduce the use of single use plastic in their school, their homes, in the local community and in their city. They are aiming to become a Plastic Clever School.
On Thursday May 23rd they are going on an awareness raising march through their local shops in Crosspool. The whole school will be marching together, carrying posters and banners to show their commitment to their campaign.
In addition to the march, all the children across the whole school have written letters to a wide variety of people asking for their support and urging them to consider their own use of plastics.
Help Us to Keep Sheffield Stainless.
If you would like to be part of galvanising our previous success of Helping to Keep Our Neighbourhood Clean, be outside Archers Estate Agents, Crosspool Shopping Precinct, this Saturday 6th April 2019 10am.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org