Volunteer litter pick brings Leeds community together

Clean-up: Volunteers held a litter-pick in Cross Flatts Park.
Clean-up: Volunteers held a litter-pick in Cross Flatts Park.
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Volunteers came together to clean-up parts of a Leeds suburb and help forge new links in the community.

More than 25 people took part in the litter-pick on Sunday, organised by the Beeston Community Hub Facebook group.

Their litter haul included several bags of rubbish picked up from Holbeck Cemetery and Cross Flats Park, including a shopping trolley.

Mum-of-two Catherine Adamson, 37, an organiser at Beeston Community Hub, said: “The litter-pick was a chance to get people together.

“We are trying to bridge some of the gaps in the community.

“We all want to work together and get people in Beeston talking.”

It was followed by a picnic with food donated by the Real Junk Food Project and water supplied by Aspiring Communities. To join the group search Beeston Community Hub on Facebook.

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