The arrival of spring is a good opportunity to give the Long Leys community a spring tidy up from the ravages of a wet and snowy winter. We have a number of locations in the area that have suffered from a build-up of litter (mainly plastic and metal drinks cans) and that could do with a helping boost to look their best. In collaboration with Carholme Councillor Lucinda Preston, and after suggestions from a number of residents, we are looking for public spirited volunteers from the Long Leys community to do their bit between 10am -11:45am noon on Saturday 28 April to clear away rubbish before it disappears into the undergrowth and impacts on local wildlife.
We can provide litter pickers, hi-vis vests and gloves to those wanting to help. What we need is a small amount of your time and a huge amount of your enthusiasm (and for you to wear robust, non-open toed footwear!) Ideally, we would like a first-aider for each of the sessions, so if you are able and willing to act in this capacity then please let us know. Note we will not be clearing up any discarded needles found (this will be highlighted to the council team) or dog poo. We will be trying to work with Biffa on ensuring that material is either recycled (eg drinks cans) or properly disposed of from a central collection point.
We are surveying specific problem areas to tackle in the Spring Tidy Up. There are two separate sessions planned:
- 10am -10:45am: Meet at Higson Steps – bottom of footpath from Manrico Drive to Higson Road
- 11am – 11:45am: Meet at Whitton Park main entrance on Long Leys Road
Specific Spring Tidy Up areas will be known closer to the day, when we have a better idea of the number of volunteers, but the meeting points give a broad guide to our focus. If you would like to assist in making our community a litter free and more wildlife-friendly place then please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details.
Please let us know which session you will be attending. If you know of other areas that could do with some loving care, then do let us know. We may not be able to tackle them all but we can give it a good shot.
Thank you for your help in making our community a nicer place to live, work and play.