Litter-picker David is resident of the month

Litter-picker David is resident of the month

By Adele Forrest | 21/12/2020

Litter-picker David is resident of the month
David Wilson receiving his surprise gift from Cllr Emma Hoddinott

A COMMUNITY-minded dad who takes his litter picker on his daily walks is the first to receive a new award chosen by borough councillors.

David Wilson is the first Wickersley resident of the month and was surprised to receive the accolade and prize on Friday.

Cllr Emma Hoddinott along with her ward colleagues, Cllrs Sue Ellis and Chris Read, picked David, of Sunnyside, due to his selfless work litter-picking.

Since March, David has been picking litter from his local area while out on his daily walk - collecting up to 15 bin bags of rubbish every week, often on his journeys to wave at his grandchildren.

Daughter Sarah, who nominated him for the award, said her dad had regularly put in many hours to help the area, all off his own back.

Cllr Hoddinott said: “As ward councillors we are delighted to recognise the efforts that our residents have made to help their communities.

“There are so many examples of people doing their bit to make Wickersley, Bramley, Flanderwell and Sunnyside a good place to live, and we hope to honour many more residents of the month in the future.

“If you know someone who has gone the extra mile, please nominate them.”

Winners will be awarded a gift and vouchers to spend in a local shop.   

To nominate a resident of the month, email neighbourhood coordinator with the following information; the nominee’s name, where they live, contact details and summary of the impact the person has made.

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