A DAY of action has helped to clear up a community in east Leeds.
Ward councillors for Burmantofts and Richmond Hill worked with Leeds City Council officers, West Yorkshire Police and other partner organisations to stage a day of action in Lincoln Green.
The day was part of Operation Champion, which seeks to combat crime, licensing, vehicle and housing issues across the estate.
In addition a total of 83 bags of rubbish and litter was collected.
Councillor Ron Grahame (Labour, Burmantofts and Richmond Hill) said: “Operation Champion makes a real difference in our community. It is great to see officers from across the council working with colleagues and local councillors working together with communities. It helps to improve the environment, whether this is dealing with litter, unregistered vehicles or getting to meet their local police team with some intensive work, we can make a real difference.”
Councillor Asghar Khan, who is chair of the Inner East Community Committee said: “Of course much of these days are about combatting issues, but it is also great to get out and about to meet the local residents. As a result of the day we have met with a number of residents who want to get involved in more activities in their community.
“This is as much a result as cleaning up the streets and checking the licensing of vehicles.”
The Yorkshire Evening Post has launched a Clean Up Yorkshire campaign, to encourage our readers to roll up their sleeves and make our city litter free.
In partnership with the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), we want communities schools to organise clean up events in June, and let us know how much litter is collected. The CPRE’s LitterAction.org.uk website includes information on clean up ideas.