LUU and the University should commit to regularly litter-picking densely populated student areas

Passed: November 2021 (23rd)

What do you want? / Why do you want it?

The litter issue in Hyde Park and Headingley is well known. The condition of Woodhouse Moor has even been featured in BBC News being referred to as ‘mounds of rubbish’. Litter creates an eyesore, environmental issues such as trapping animals and creates tension with local residents. Over the past 18 months tensions with local residents have been particularly high and have led to residents raising the concerns with the University. Moreover, after discussion with the residences team we will involve students in residences in the project. Engaging students in their first year may lead to them continuing the work when they move to off-street properties. Furthermore, regular litter-picking will be a visual demonstration to local residents that students are aiding the community. LUU should commit to maintaining the current litter picking working group. Actively engaging students both in and out of societies to litter pick at least once a fortnight.

Expires: November 2024 (23rd)

Submitted By: Beth Eaton

Officer: Union Affairs & Communications / Wellbeing

Area of Work: Sustainability

Updates

November 2021: New Policy