Lower Valley Road… The Last Visit

Posted: July 2, 2020 by tidystourbridge in Litter
Another good job on Tuesday night was carried by the team on the green space area near the end of  Lower Valley Road.
This time we were working in the wooded area where access to the litter and rubbish was more difficult.
So the team of Jan, Gary, Gigi, Alex, Roger and new recruit Libby did particularly well to fill 10 of our large compactor sacks with rubbish plus collect a mattress, mattress springs, a Lidl trolley and a load of wood.
An excellent evening’s work and we had some thanks from the locals as well plus a few more Polo Shirts sold
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10 Years…

Posted: July 2, 2020 by tidystourbridge in Litter

Back on the 23rd June 2010, Tidy Stourbridge ventured out for the very first time after the transition from the Twitter campaign called @StourbridgeDump.

The group have come a long way since then, faces change etc. but the core aims remain the same…

This was the write up from that event…

“Norton’s Cllr Angus Adams joined the first TidyStourbridge PicknPint on Wednesday 23rd June. The group of ten people, with some from as far away as Halesowen, met for a quick drink at The Old White Horse on South Road before taking to the streets and main roads close to the pub.

Ten bags of litter were collected from Worcester St, South Rd, Glebe Lane, Witton St, Heath St, Hill St, Clifton St and Brook St.”

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More Lower Valley Mess

Posted: June 27, 2020 by tidystourbridge in Litter

After half a dozen attempts, the filth continues to be recovered from what should be a beauty spot off Lower Valley Road, Hawbush. A further 26 sacks of rubbish were removed on Wednesday 24th June to add to the now 3 figures of sacks already cleared up from the area.

Who is doing this?

Do the locals around there not care about what is going on?

Are Dudley MBC maintaining this area?

Thank you to the team of 6 who worked so hard in temperatures beyond the mid 80s that night.

 

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Welcome Back

Posted: June 18, 2020 by tidystourbridge in Litter

After 3 months of lockdown and dry weather a team of 6 headed out in Lower Valley Road, Wordsley again under heavy thundery skies on Tuesday 16th June 2020.

Some of them dressed in their new orange/yellow polo shirts, the team were soon bringing back recently dumped items like TV stands, swing bins and toy boxes.

The weather quickly became unforgiving though and within a hour we called it a night, drenched to the skin, Alun, Gary, Janet, Colin, Doug & Judith did a wonderful job in such a short time.

We return to the same spot at 7pm on Wednesday 24th June, but we already have 6 volunteers for this event. We are now taking names for Tuesday 30th June and Wednesday 8th July.

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Litter Picks to Return…

Posted: June 1, 2020 by tidystourbridge in Litter

Tidy Stourbridge will head back out to the streets from Tuesday 16th June and every week for the near future in teams of six to comply with government guidelines.

We now have a team of six for the 16th June and will plan the following week thereafter, thank you all for your patience.

The dates are as follows…

Tuesdays 16th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July and 11th & 25th August 7pm (630pm 25th August)

Wednesdays 24th June, 8th & 22nd July and 5th & 19th August 7pm

We will continue where we left off in Lower Valley Road Wordsley for the time being.

Please do not come along if you have not been booked to come along as this will put us the wrong side of the current Covid 19 laws.

Penfields Litter Pick Sunday 15th March

Posted: March 22, 2020 by tidystourbridge in Litter

This was another great effort by the joint team of Tidy Stourbridge & Amblecote Labour Party and the hour of rain we had to endure didn’t put us off – mind you we were well kitted out.

It was another pick that needed some advance work because the storm damage had covered most of the litter up, so it was a hedge cutter and strimmer job before we could get started.

The team of Doug, Dawn, Dave, Rachael, Aidan, Ellen & Roger filled 13 of our large compactor sacks with rubbish, plus dragged out a complete trampoline, a toolbox and power drill, wheels & tyres, plastic piping, metal fencing, plastic contains, large tarpaulin, clothing etc etc. Most of this had been around for a number of years and then there was the green waste of branches and brambles which was over 6ft high and 8ft long.

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Coronavirus Update

Posted: March 21, 2020 by tidystourbridge in Litter

Due to the current health emergency, Tidy Stourbridge has cancelled all litter picks with immediate effect.

We will update this page when the situation changes

Tidy Stourbridge On TV

Posted: March 16, 2020 by tidystourbridge in Litter

The group were featured on Crimewatch Roadshow on Monday 16th March, you can watch the whole show here…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000gh6m/crimewatch-roadshow-series-11-episode-21

Cancelled Litter Pick Re-arranged

Posted: March 12, 2020 by tidystourbridge in Litter
Following on from the recent cancellation of our litter pick in Penfields due to the storms we’ve now rearranged this for Sunday 15th March, please find the details below.
We’ve checked the area and there’s plenty for us to do.
 
Best regards
 
Roger (Local Labour Party)
 
Sunday 15th March Penfields Litter Pick starting at 10.15 and meeting at the corner of Bredon Road and Penfields Road DY8 4LA

Spring Clean around Dudley Parkrun

Posted: March 9, 2020 by tidystourbridge in Litter

The Yellow Army Running Club have asked us to organise a litter pick around the Dudley Parkrun route (The Dell Stadium, Pensnett) on Saturday 18th April between 1030am and 1230pm.

You do not have to run to take part in the weekly 3.1 mile Parkrun and it would be great to take a team from Tidy Stourbridge in uniform to walk the Parkrun from 9am before the litter pick.

To register with Parkrun visit (Not essential) https://www.parkrun.org.uk/dudley/

Please email tidystourbridgegroup@gmail.com to show your interest