Councillors launch litter-picking micro grants scheme

Cllr Mohammed Iqbal and Cllr Paul Wray (Labour, Hunslet & Riverside) have announced their plans to launch litter picking kit micro-grants of £300 for schools, faith groups, community groups and residents’ associations from January as part of their new “The Big Clean Up” campaign – a wider campaign which will focus on education, prevention, enforcement, and removal.

Cllr Mohammed Iqbal said

“Paul and I know how much litter and fly tipping spoils the community – and how upset residents get about it. It is depressing for the street cleaning team too, who despite their valiant efforts, seem to be fighting a never-ending battle.

“We know residents want to help but for many groups, the cost of equipment is a barrier to them doing so when they want to and so we want to remove that by offering small grants to help them buy the equipment they need to get started.”

Groups interested in applying for the grant can pre-register their interest by emailing paul.wray@leeds.gov.uk. The grants are open groups working within Hunslet and Riverside Ward, which includes Beeston Hill, Hunslet Moor, Stourton and parts of the city centre.

 

This post is based on a press release issued by Cllrs Mohammed Iqbal and Paul Wray

Photo: Pupils from Low Road Primary School join Hunslet Tenants & Resident Association for a litter pick

 

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