Last Of The Summer Mess

Posted: September 14, 2020 by tidystourbridge in Litter

For the first time in 10 years the group met on a September evening in perfect weather but under fading light.

This was the final meeting for a while in Bells Lane after several weeks of cleaning up the cycle route between Foxhills Road & Ryder Street.

Fly tipping was much in evidence over some of the garden fences at the rear of some houses in Ryder Street. A blind eye has obviously been taken to this over some years.

The winter season now starts with the same Coronavirus rules in place, six volunteers at a time on a first come first served basis.

We will be out there weather permitting from 10 am for 90 minutes every Sunday between the 20th September and the 29th November. Locations will be decided on a week to week before the events themselves.

Please text David on. 07803 200082 with any event dates you would like to attend and with any location suggestions. We are also in need of transport each week as David will be struggling to attend on Sundays. The smaller van can be available though to drive if required.

Bells Lane Wordsley Revisits No. 3 & 4

Posted: August 27, 2020 by tidystourbridge in Litter

The team revisited the green area between Belles Lane and Ryder Street for the 3rd and 4th times on Wednesday 19th August and Tuesday 25th August.

Both evenings were on the damp and breezy side but progress was made on the fly tipping coming from over the fences to the rear of houses in Ryder Street.

We will return here yet again next week.


Wordsley Junction Clear Up

Posted: August 7, 2020 by tidystourbridge in Litter

Teams of 6 headed out on Tuesday 28th July and Wednesday 5th August to clear up around the canal and River Stour. The group has seen worse in the last 10 years but around 10 sacks of rubbish were collected on both occasions.


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Old Wharf Road Revisited Again

Posted: July 24, 2020 by tidystourbridge in Litter

6 of our team revisited Old Wharf Road for the 3rd time in 3 weeks on Wednesday 22nd July to clear up more filth from this street.

There is tons of rubbish on wasteland down there which is more than we can handle sadly, but the street itself is a little cleaner.

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Old Wharf Road Revisited

Posted: July 20, 2020 by tidystourbridge in Litter

The team returned to this dumping ground on Tuesday 14th July to clear yet more fly-tipping. The area is a shameful disgrace to the town and would be easy pickings for Dudley MBC to start catching some of the culprits.

Building materials, air conditioning units and furniture was amongst the filth.

Old Wharf Road Dumping Ground

Posted: July 13, 2020 by tidystourbridge in Litter

Old Wharf Road in Stourbridge is being used as a fly tipping site due to its remoteness and the fact that it’s so difficult to get rid of rubbish now with Dudley MBC’s booking system at the Civic Amenity Site in Stourbridge.

Fridges and household waste were the order of the day last Wednesday 8th July 2020 as the team battled yet another wet night in Old Wharf Road.

The team will return there this Tuesday 14th July at 7pm

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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.”



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.



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.