The Mayor is praising the great efforts at the Central Area 551 event

The Love Where you Live Campaign ran a clean-up event as part of the Great British Spring Clean on Saturday 23 March.

The event was in response to a letter sent to the Mayor, Cllr Steve Green late last year from 9-year-old Rosanna Holmes.

In Rosanna’s letter she stated how the litter and general waste was ruining our beautiful borough and that action needed to be taken. From this the Central Area 551 event was set up to cover five different starting points, five different litter picking routes with everyone meeting up at the Bluebell Bank greenspace to enjoy refreshments together.

Rosanna and her family attended the event on Saturday which was organised by Barnsley Council’s Central Area Team in conjunction with Central, Kingstone, Stairfoot and Worsbrough Ward Alliances. They were all delighted and very proud that Rosanna’s letter had resulted in such social action and such a fantastic event.

The Mayor, Councillor Steve Green, said: “Saturday was a brilliant day. I would like to thank everybody that came through and worked hard to help restore the area. The event was a great success, and I am looking forward to seeing all the great progress being made over the next few weeks.”

In total 155 bags of rubbish were collected on the day along with piles of rubble and general waste items. It was a fantastic team effort and has made a significant difference to the area.

To find out about further events taking part in the Great British Spring Clean event visit

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