Litter Picking in Hackenthorpe

Article written by Cllr Denise Fox

Cllr Denise Fox, Cllr Karen Mcgowan joined pupils from Rainbow Forge School, Andrea from Hackenthorpe Litter Pickers, council workers and the Police to pick up litter around Hackenthorpe.

Cllr Denise Fox said “It was a lovely morning to pick up the litter and local residents gave up their time to come and talk to us. We had some positive comments welcoming what we were doing and that we all cared enough about the environment to spend our time picking up the litter.”

Andrea from Hackenthorpe litter pickers are joined most weekends by volunteers also wanting to make the area free from litter.

Campaigning against Universal Credit


Birley Ward Councillors were joined by ward members and other councillors across the South East on a campaign stall outside Hackenthorpe shops on Birley Spa Lane on Saturday 6th October. They were handing out information on Universal Credit and asking residents to sign a petition stating “The Tories’ Universal Credit programme is pushing thousands of families into poverty, debt and homelessness. We’re demanding the Tories urgently stop the rollout of Universal Credit, before millions more are affected.”