Kurdish House Leeds litter picking group assist in mammoth five hour cleanup operation on Woodhouse Moor

A litter picking group from Leeds joined forces with the police, councillors and public to help in clearing litter on Woodhouse Moor on Wednesday.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 11:45 am

Kurdish House Leeds litter picking group arrived at Woodhouse Moor at around 8am on Wednesday to find a sea of litter strewn across the park.

> Woodhouse Moor Hyde Park: Anger as crowds gather for a second evening after warm weatherThe team - alongside help from many different sectors - spent more than four hours helping to clear almost six tonnes of reported litter.

Rebwar Sharazure was one of the volunteers who helped out.

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Kurdish House Leeds litter picking group assist in mammoth five hour cleanup operation on Woodhouse Moor

He called on Leeds Council to deliver bags to people within the park to assist in the cleanup effort.

> How Chapel Allerton's independent and community spirit led to it being named in The Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2021 guideSpeaking to the YEP, Rebwar said: "When I walked up [to Woodhouse Moor] on Wednesday morning I saw a lot of the mess.

"We stayed at the park from 8am to 12pm to keep the park clean.

"We picked up 86 full bags of rubbish from the park.

Kurdish House Leeds litter picking group assist in mammoth five hour cleanup operation on Woodhouse Moor

"I am asking all those people who are going to the park to please keep it clean.

"Please take a bin bag with you and put your rubbish inside.

"We are also asking the council to deliver bags to those people who are staying in the park to make it easier for us to keep it clean."

> Leeds Beckett University lecturer who has autism is challenging stereotypesHundreds of people gathered on Woodhouse Moor on Wednesday evening after a second day of warm weather.

Kurdish House Leeds litter picking group assist in mammoth five hour cleanup operation on Woodhouse Moor

While some people chose to head home as the evening drew on, many people remained in the area - with a core group not observing social distancing.

There was widespread anger at scenes from the park on Tuesday, with huge amounts of litter left by visitors.

The Headingley and Hyde Park ward councillors revealed 5.7 tonnes of litter had been cleared after Tuesday.

They said: "There’s no amount of additional bins that could have taken this, and the bottle banks weren’t even full with glass abandoned all over the place."