Children in Bramley have a spring in their step after helping tidy their local area - and have now pledged to pick litter for the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Clean Up Yorkshire campaign.
The Spring Valley Rangers, an after-school club for six to 13 year-olds, took part in a community action day with residents of the Spring Valley estate which included planting, building bug hotels and litter collecting.
Now after their practice run at litter picking they are going to take part in the YEP’s campaign which is calling on readers to take action and organise community clean-ups throughout June to make the city sparkle.
Clean Up Yorkshire is being supported by The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) who have been campaigning against litter since 2008.
They estimate that if every person in Yorkshire who is able to picks up just one piece of litter from our streets a day, 2.5 million pieces would be removed in 24 hours.
We are encouraging everyone to do their bit to Clean Up Yorkshire by setting up clean up groups and removing the blight of litter from our streets.
Lisa Pickard, chief executive of Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association who organised the community action day, is calling on more communities across the city to follow their lead.
She said: “The Spring Valley Rangers are already making a real difference in their local community and we’re delighted to support the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Clean Up Yorkshire Campaign which will have an impact across Leeds and beyond.
“We’d encourage others to get involved as the more people that support the campaign, the greater the results.”
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