Yesterday, volunteers in a community group supported by their local Labour councillor’s in Rawmarsh celebrated collecting 1,000 bags on litter picks. Rawmarsh & Parkgate Friends of Green Spaces have carried out voluntary litter picks in the local community on a weekly basis and have been supported by Labour’s local councillors in Rawmarsh Ward, Councillors Dave Sheppard and Bob Bird.

The group have recently reached 1,000 bags of rubbish collected and marked the occasion with a special litter pick on Friday 24 November 2017.

Deputy Mayor (left) & Cllr Dave Sheppard (middle) with Rawmarsh & Parkgate Friends of Green Spaces

The community group were joined yesterday by Rotherham’s Deputy Mayor Councillor Alan Buckley to celebrate their achievement and the hard work done by the volunteers who meet on a weekly basis to carry out their litter picks across the local community. Each week, the group will meet in a different location and work to collect rubbish, tidy the area and improve the local environment across Rawmarsh ward. They reached 1,000 bags of rubbish on a recent litter pick on Warren Vale where 100 bags of litter were collected after they also cleared the pavement of leafs in the area as well.

Litter pick on Warren Vale, Rawmarsh
This community group have been supported by Rotherham Council through their recently launched Love Where You Live campaign. Through this initiative, the council have encouraged and supported local community groups across the borough that want to carry out litter picks in their area. People can volunteer as part of this initiative to help keep their local environment clean and tidy, the council will loan litter pick equipment for free and collect and rubbish picked as well. Rawmarsh & Parkgate Friends of Green Spaces are a community group that have been supported by the council through this campaign.
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