Story by Patrick Moran
Back in July a small group of local volunteers led by Safiya Saeed, turned up to carry out a covid-19 secure litter pick at Ellesmere Park.
This is a lovely slightly hidden gem in Burngreave with a hard surface playing area, undulating grassed areas, surrounded by some beautiful trees.
Cllr Mark Jones joined Safiya and with the help of volunteers and Amey managed to collect many bags of rubbish (empty bottles and cans, sweet wrappers and crisps packets), alongside a broken shopping trolley, a discarded double mattress and broken glass.
The Covid-19 crisis has made access to all our local parks and green spaces more important and essential than ever in maintaining health and wellbeing. Litter and fly-tipping are an ongoing problem in our area and something which upsets many residents.
So let us all do what we can to keep Burngreave clean and tidy.