Firs Hill litter pick

Firshill Litterpick
Firshill Litterpick

Story: Kath Hobson

The Friends of Firs Hill School and the School Council have begun a project to reduce the levels of litter and dog fouling in the area around the school.

The project launched before the start of the Easter holidays with a competition to design posters about the issues of litter and dog fouling. The winning poster(s) will be posted around the area to encourage everyone to keep public spaces cleaner.

We aim to join the Neighbourhood Cleanup Campaign proposed by the Burngreave Safer Neighbourhood Team and Firs Hill TARA and to include St Catherine’s School/ brownies and guides.

Litter picks are planned between April and June 2012. Surveys will be done to assess what type of litter is being dropped and where. Litter which is recyclable will be collected separately.

The litter pickers will be organised into small groups with at least one CRB checked adult with each group of children. The children will be encouraged to be as involved as possible in the organisation of the project.

All participants will receive a certificate. For more information or to join contact Clare on

Logged in users of the website can add comments to this page.
Login to this site if you'd like to add a comment. Sign-up for an account if you are not currently a member.

<< | Up | >>

Print version

The content on this page was added to the website by Christine Steers on 2012-03-31 14:26:28.
The content of the page was last modified by Douglas Johnson on 2012-04-02 06:13:49.

Follow us on Twitter @TheBMessenger

All content is copyright © Burngreave Messenger Ltd. or its voluntary contributors, unless otherwise stated, not to be reproduced without permission. If you have any comments, or are interested in contributing to the Messenger and getting involved, please contact us.

Burngreave Messenger Ltd. Abbeyfield Park House, Abbeyfield Road, Sheffield S4 7AT.
Telephone: 0114 242 0564. Email:
Company Limited by Guarantee: 04642734
Registered Charity: 1130836

The Burngreave Messenger is a community newspaper with editorial independence, funded by the Big Lottery, Foyle Foundation, Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Scurrah Wainwright Charity, local residents and our advertisers.

Help the Messenger with a donation