Viv’s story – Improving our area for people and nature

“For many years walking around the Pit Hill and enjoying walks here, I felt it could be improved much more for nature and the local community. So I started inviting my neighbours and local people to come and collect litter…It’s been really good fun, getting to know my neighbours and know we’re doing something good for the environment.”

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Viv Cochrane told us her story of how she brought neighbours together to help with litter picking in her local area, and how that progressed into taking on more environmental projects through the Friends of Toftshaw group she set up.

Find out more

Friends of Toftshaw (Facebook)

Toftshaw Pit Hill Pond – How local people can shape their environment (Democracy in Kirklees)

Sally’s story about volunteering at Toftshaw

Our stories, our placesThank you to Viv for sharing her story with us in a conversation at Toftshaw Pit Hill Pond. Find out how you can Share your story about getting involved in your local place – in a conversation, or online.

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