As the Friends of Hunslet Moor, we love this large patch of green space in the middle of our community. It provides somewhere for children to play, people to walk their dogs, and for others, somewhere to simply enjoy green space. Sadly, a mixture of people not caring about litter, and the power of the wind, has also made the moor a litter trap.
We know the Council struggles to keep it as spotless as we would like due to all the other places they need to clean. That’s why we started to help and set up our Friends group.
Samantha and Brenda, Chair and Secretary of the group said:
“We’re so lucky to have this green space on our doorsteps, so close to the city centre. It deserves some TLC to be the best it can be. With the community pulling together, giving up just an hour of their time once a month, this is totally achievable. It’s our space and we need nurture it.”
On Saturday 26 January 2019, the Friends of Hunslet Moor had our biggest ever community litter pick. We collected 33 bin bags of rubbish in just over an hour and a half. We’re so thrilled at how much we did, we’re planning a litter pick on the last Saturday of each month going forward.
Cllr Paul Wray commented:
“What a fantastic group of people. It was a pleasure to get stuck in with the Friends (and get stuck in a bush at one point) to help give part of the moor a real deep clean. Roll on next month. I wonder if we can get more than 33 bags?!”
So, come and join us on Saturday 24 February on Hunslet Moor at 12pm, as we deep clean a different area. We have all the equipment you need. It’s a wonderful social occasion, and you’ll also be provided with refreshments.
You can find out more by joining our Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/groups/1411902698843183
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