Will you join ‘Team Parish’?

by | 14 May 2021 | Notice, Rotherham

COVID-19 has had many negatives aspects, but one of the real positives has been the emergence of a really strong sense of community spirit within Wickersley. There have been, and still are, so many examples of people pulling together and going that extra mile to help and support others and generally make Wickersley a lovelier than ever place to live in.
To harness this sense of care for and within our community, they have launched ‘Team Parish’ – a co-ordinated approach to bring together all those who already volunteer with the Parish, and to share existing and new opportunities so that everyone who wishes to get involved can get involved,” said Councillor Sue Ellis, Chair of Wickersley Parish Council.
“We have a real range of volunteering opportunities and we’d like to think there is something for everyone who has a few hours to spare for their community.
“Activities like regular volunteering at Winthrop – in the café, gardens or on the recently acquired allotment; joining the delivery team to get the Parish Newsletter out to every household three or four times a year; or maybe join the Woodland Volunteer Workforce which meet monthly to do minor repair and maintenance work in the local woodlands. Anyone who can wield a snow shovel would be very welcome to become a Wickersley Snow Warden.
“And we are particularly keen to encourage people to sign up to our ‘Team Parish Litter Pickers’! One of the downsides of a year of lockdowns has been a significant increase in litter – from cans and bottles thrown into hedgerows, to takeaway cups and containers carelessly discarded, dog poo not bagged and even when bagged not taken home and often left hanging on branches right through to fly tipping of domestic and commercial waste on some of our lanes and bye-ways.
“Many people are already involved in regular litter picking and it’s great that several people have already signed up but we have plenty of room for more as we hope to be able to organise some ‘Community Litter Picks’ when the restrictions are lifted”
If any of these opportunities are of interest or to find out more please visit the parish website at www.wickersleypc.org.uk/volunteering-with-the-parish-cou.html.