We need your help to keep our local green spaces tidy!

Four events, each lasting 2 hours, have been planned during August and September for our Keep Stocksbridge Tidy project:

1. Saturday 7th August (10am – 12pm) – Pot House Wood

Meet by the gate at the bottom of the dip on Alpine Road, S36 1AD
Grid ref: SK264982
What3Words: vanished.slobbed.slouched
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2. Sunday 15th August (10am – 12pm) – Oxley Park

Meet by the gate at the top of the Leisure Centre car park, S36 1EG
Grid ref: SK262982
What3Words: rare.bulged.kicked
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3. Saturday 4th September (10am – 12pm) – Knoll Top

Meet at the bottom of the path at the side of Lidl, Manchester Road, S36 1DJ
Grid ref: SK273983
What3Words: army.diplomat.screaming
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4. Saturday 18th September – Don Field

Meet by the entrance on Mill Lane, S36 2RP
Grid ref: SK287980
What3Words: bombshell.raking.panicking
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Why have we arranged these events?

Our Keep Stocksbridge Tidy project has been developed in response to littering increasing over the last year. More people have been enjoying the outdoors and using our green spaces due to Covid-19 restrictions and many want to do something about the anti-social behaviour they have seen with the growth in visitor numbers.

During the community events we’ll be removing litter and fly tipping such as garden waste in local parks and woodland. Tidying up these spaces helps to make them safe and attractive for people and wildlife.

We know that local community groups are already doing great work in the area and want to build on this with our project.

How can you get involved?

Community litter picks are a great way to get involved with other members of your community and make a difference to your local outdoor spaces.

All you need is suitable clothing and footwear for the day and a willingness to get involved. We’ll provide all the litter picking equipment and gloves.

To join an event, please check the details for the day and arrive at the starting time indicated. Our staff will be on hand to organise the areas covered and hand out litter picking equipment.

Volunteers old and new are welcome to come along.

This project has been made possible with funding from National Lottery players through the Community Fund and the Joseph Sheldon Trust.

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