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Armley and Bramley ‘go purple’ for litter over weekend

Local residents in Armley and Bramley joined volunteers across the city today to take part in Leeds Goes Purple, a mass litter-picking initiative organised by Litter Free Leeds. 

Over 30 volunteers took part in today’s Armley Goes Purple event which saw teams using purple bags to clear rubbish from hotspot areas across Armley including Whingate, Charlie Cake Park and Town Street.

The Armley Councillors, Alice Smart, Lou Cunningham and Jim Mckenna provided purple bags, litter pickers and high-vis purple vests.

Armley Goes Purple: litter pickers in action.

Speaking after the litter pick, Cllr Alice Smart said:

“We’re very lucky in Armley to have a growing team of volunteer litter pickers who help keep Armley tidy throughout the year. The Armley Goes Purple event was a great way of bringing these people together along with newer volunteers to make a positive difference in our local community. We intend to hold more events like this to help bring people together and help keep our area clean.”

If anyone would like to find out more about litter picking in Armley, they can email Councillor Alice Smart on or join the Keep Armley Tidy Facebook group.

Bramley Wombles also held litter picks.

Members of the Bramley Wombles group also took part in litter picks in different parts of Bramley. Posting on Facebook, Cllr Kevin Ritchie said:

“Huge thanks to our Bramley Wombles for the contribution to #LeedsGoesPurple today. The group session covered some ground (see map) alongside many individual contributions as well. So proud of everybody involved.”

Litter Free Farsley also held similar events in Farsley and Rodley.


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