Ecclesfield Street Dusters
(Acting and campaigning against litter and graffiti in Ecclesfield Village)
Summer 2016 litter pick
One band of merry litter pickers tackled the park, while others tackled the Ladycroft foot path, and stream.
The results were really worth it, as you can see from the photograph.
We thank our local co-op for taking the rubbish, without which disposal would have been difficult.
Spring 2016 litter pick
Summer 2015 litter pick
This year's summer litter pick was particularly easy.
This was partly because the
cleaned up Ecclesfield Park, enabling us to concentrate on the High Street, Ladycroft and other areas,
and partly because the village was noticeably tidier than on previous litter picks.
I don't know whether we have the people who I know regularly pick up rubbish to thank for this,
or whether we have all become tidier.
Whatever the reason, because of it we had time to do some pruning to make the paths from St. Marys Lane down to the Park more accessible.
We had great time on 20th September 2014. The ground was muddier, and the litter was heavier than usual,
but lots of litter was collected, so an extra thank-you is deserved by everyone who took part.
We have just noticed that Hartley Brook is to be cleaned up, with "All Welcome" events
on Wednesday 12th March and Sunday 16 March 2014, as part of Sheffield City Council's "big-community-clean-up" at "tongue-gutter-hartley-brook-ecclesfield-road".
|We have now arranged for commercial insurance following the closure of
Sheffield's Bloom, Education and Environment team.
Autumn 2011 litter pick
autumn litter pick was on 2011-10-29 (Saturday). If anybody took
photos, and emails them to firstname.lastname@example.org, then we will put them
Spring 2011 litter pick
|The team assembles
- We are pleased to note that A E Transport have cleared the bricks
from their yard near the railway bridge on Butterthwaite Lane, and that
the Council have put a notice up on the Lane reminding people of the
£20,000 fine for fly tipping. Our thanks to both organisations.
We know that there is other rubbish near the bridge and have seen
reports of two incidents, including one where the driver got a glass shard in the eye when a missile was thrown at a train.
However, the area is outside our main area of concern, (I.e. the Village of Ecclesfield),
and some of the rubbish is heavy and difficult to dispose of, so we are
unlikely to be able to do anything further. However, if any MP
is reading this, they may want to consider changing the law to so that
Councils do not have to spend time looking up the ownership of land
before deciding whether they can clear it or not, or that Network Rail
can remove rubbish which they consider could be a threat to their
- The last Summer Litter Pick
was on 21st August, 2010.
- The last Spring Litter Pick
17th April, 2010.
- The Ecclesfield & Grenoside Community Safety Group have asked
that any drug sharps [I.e. needles] be reported to Sheffield City
Council Streetforce on 2734567 [rather than attempt to dispose of them
- Battery recycling: Morrisons
told us that their new in-store battery recycling bin takes
zinc, alkaline, and mercury button cells; as well as rechargeable (e.g.
phone) Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries, and the old Nickel
Cadmium (NiCd) cells.
It is especially important for very old batteries and all button cells
to be kept out of incinerators/landfill, to keep their brain-toxic
mercury out of our food. (A battery recycling box has also appeared
in the Co op on the High Street)
Other recycling information can be found on
Veolia's web site.
- The autumn litter pick is scheduled for Saturday 17th October
Meet outside to co-op at 10:00. The old garage site, renamed "St.
Mary's Green" isn't looking bad, but we might pick Ecclesfield Park and
- A mini-litter
been arranged for Monday 20th July 2009 - Meet
outside the stocks at 10:00 am to clean up the area being judged for
Ecclesfield in Bloom.
Summer litter pick is scheduled for...
Saturday 25th July 2009 at 10:00 outside the
rely on it for meeting dates etc. but there is now an unofficial
"Street Dusters" (ex. "Scrubbers") site with photographs of the mini-litter pick on Saturday
20th June 2009 at http://ecclesfield.wikia.com/wiki/Scrubbers
- Click here or here for
pictures from the litter pick on 4th April 2009
car has appeared in Hartley Brook, at the Cricket Lane bridge.
Streetforce are arranging to have it removed - now done.
Thanks to South
Passenger Transport Executive for
giving permission, and to Morrisons Supermarket for providing the
cardboard boxes needed for us to remove the glass from the damaged bus
are pleased to report
that the fridges on Butterthwaite Lane have been removed, after
reporting them to Sheffield City Council (on 0114 2734567).
tyres at the side of the line near
Woolley Wood have gone. Click here to
report any new railway
have done a concentrated litter
pick on the Ladycroft access to Ecclesfield Park. For pictures click
on... Before, During,
here to see if dogs can pick up litter.
posters for our 2008
Litter pick Click
here or Click
here to see pictures of our 2007 litter pick
you want to be kept informed, or know of any
or graffiti problems in Ecclesfield
Village, then please email us at
details of other Ecclesfield Groups