17th Jan 2013
A Sheffield Fixer who organised a mass litter pick is in line for an award for his efforts.
Joshua Wilson joined an army of volunteers in Shiregreen in last month as he was worried the area was being irrevocably damaged by fly-tippers.
His dedicated work will now be praised at February's Shiregreen Community Awards which celebrates inspiring young people who have made a difference to the local area.
The 16-year-old made a film with the help of Fixers about the problem of fly-tipping and now wants to carry his community work on.
The group got backing from Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, The Scouts and Sanctuary Housing who all sent people down for the clean up around Concord Park and Whoolley Woods, which has developed into a communtiy eye sore.
Joshua’s long-term Fix is to cut the amount of fly-tipping and return the area to its former self.
“I have lived in Shiregreen all my life and I wanted to do something that would make a positive change for the area,” he said.
“It’s always nice to be recognised for what you’ve done but change doesn’t happen overnight, it has to start slow and with everybody helping out.
“Doing something in the community is really uplifting and is something that I would like to carry on for the rest of my life. “
The awards ceremony will take place on Friday 22nd February at Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield.