Pudsey: Litter pick will get town off to tidy 2021

pudsey in bloom litter pick

Pudsey residents are being urged to start 2021 by taking a pride in their town and joining volunteers of a regular litter-picking group.

Hundreds of Pudsey residents have given up their time and offered their services to the Litter Free Pudsey group which has a Facebook page of over 1,000 people keen to help tackle litter issues in the area.

Members often post photos of their own litter picks in their part of Pudsey.

But the group’s next main litter pick will be held on New Year’s Day in the Sunnybank Lane area, near Thornbury Barracks, from 10am-noon. More details here.

The group is headed by local litter picker James Crabtree, who started picking up rubbish with his children to make a difference in the town during the first lockdown. On Saturday’s litter pick, he posted on Facebook:

“All equipment will be provided and we will have to work in groups of six to be in line with Covid rules. If you would prefer to bring your own PPE then that’s no problem and wear appropriate clothing.

“This gives us all a chance to take pride in where we live, do our bit for the community and socialise with new like minded people. So bring family, bring friends and let’s make Pudsey and our surrounding areas Litter Free.”

Mr Crabtree was asked by Pudsey’s councillors to take over the existing Litter Free Pudsey group earlier this year. The group of volunteers has gone from strength to strength.

The group recently cleaned up the mess left from an arson attack on the children’s play park at Queen’s Park last Tuesday.


  1. What a fantastic job you are all doing – I do my bit while walking around at 74 – any chance your volunteers could extend their pic down Richardshaw Lane? All seems to stop at Cemetery Road. We need your help please.

    • Richardshaw Lane is a regular route, James and the team go as far as Stanningley too regularly every week. However, they can’t do it alone and we need more volunteers for that area. Richard saw Lane is huge!

  2. It’s amazing to gave a great community of people to collect litter the clowns that drop it should be fined as chatsworth area is becoming a large problem

  3. One thing that needs looking at is I do daily walks on the smawell area and down far town pudsey Dog mess is an absolute disgrace its everywhere on the pavements also all down fulneck do people gave any respect it’s really bad


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