Apologies

Posted: May 17, 2017 by tidystourbridge in Litter

We apologise to anyone who turned up this evening expecting a litter pick of Bagleys Street, Lye. The meeting was cancelled earlier in the day due to a very poor weather forecast but we were unable to update the website in time.

If anyone would like to join our SMS message list which sends out information in real time, please email all mobile numbers to tidystourbridgegroup@gmail.com.

Today meeting has been put back to Wednesday 24th May at 7pm

Ring road Fly Tipping, A broken Planter & A Spot of Gardening

Posted: May 16, 2017 by tidystourbridge in Litter
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Tidy Stourbridge’s new Sail Flag purchased via donations.

The location for this extra litter pick on Sunday 14th May 2017 was a little different. On the Stourbridge Ring road about 50yards down from Aldi as you head towards Wollaston. The van had to be parked on the Grass / footpath. Best postcode was DY8 1AQ.

We were there to remove one very large wooden planter which had been vandalised. We removed the damaged bottom and side pieces first, and then preceded to get one of our trollies underneath each end and use the trolleys to support the weight of the planter. The next challenge was to raise it up and into the back of the van. Well, job nicely done.

We then set about clearing some items from the grassy areas not far from the van. Also litter was removed from along by Aldi’s and the Police Station.

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This is the latest dance craze. We were dancing to music!

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Seem to have quite a few people who are looking for their top half.

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Volunteers today were: Roger, Maris, Pat, Janet, Vanessa, Alison, Craig, Andi, David C, David H, Rachael,  Tony, Geoff.

1 Very large Teddy Bear, 2 push chairs, 2 golf bags, 6 Suit cases – of which 2 were taken by someone, 1 Printer, 1  1/2 Glass fronted cupboard, 1 Baby Car seat, 3 pillows, 1 carpet, 1 Road Cone and miscellaneous items. 43 Bags of rubbish of which some did have the grass clearing residue in and brambles etc.

I think we were just in The Generation Game?

Looking for volunteer help this coming Sunday.

Location: The location on Sunday 14th May for the work we are doing is the  Stourbridge Ring Road verge about 50yds down from Aldi as you head towards Wollaston. Probably the best access is along Market Street and past Waitrose to the dead end of the road and then drive on to the grass/footpath. Best Postcode is DY8 1AQ.

 

 

The Oakfield Centre is still locally otherwise known as Hawbush Community Centre.

Yet another great turn out as the Mock Exams are upon some of our younger members. We wish you all the best of luck!!

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With thanks to: Dawn,  David, Tony, Garry, Ivor, Allan, Alison, Craig, Colin, Roger, David C, Judith, Helen, Doug, Margaret, Sophie, Pat, Andie, Rachael, Geoff.

Is that one of those Land Speed Rocket Car by the shop?

With 24 Bags of rubbish and 1 Wheelbarrow, 1 Melted Road Cone, and plenty of other miscellaneous items.

We went off into differing directions yet again. In areas lots of little tiny items: Bottle tops, sweet wrappers, crisp packets. Some areas where the hedges were cans and the odd glass bottle could be found. The odd area it was felt we need to go and have another crack at later on in the year.

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Eyes to the right – and – Eyes to the left!. I, I, Captain!

 

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All the ‘Eyes’ captain.  The next litter pick will be Wednesday 17th May, at 7.00pm at Bagley Street/ Stour Valley ( Bagley Street, Lye DY9 7AR. The car park gets pretty busy weekday evenings so you may have to go hunting for a space!

 

 

 

Rainbow Couriers

Posted: May 3, 2017 by tidystourbridge in Litter

Many thanks to Alan from Rainbow Couriers in Kingswinford for transporting our equipment from Lye to Wollescote on Wednesday 19th April 2017, without him there would have been no litter pick.

Alan can be contacted on 07884 353732 for any courier requirements.

Good News: Whoopee! Tidy Stourbridge and The Tesco Bags of Help.

Posted: April 30, 2017 by tidystourbridge in Litter

 

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This is for the area that is on School Drive, Amblecote..

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Please feel free to share this with friends and family.

We are delighted that we have come this far.

 

 

 

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When we were starting to collect the rubbish at the end of the evening,  it was getting quite dark – though it is not reflected in the photo.  We met some truly lovely residents this evening. The one elderly couple asked if we were the group who put the photos on Facebook. Another lovely couple – were waiting for me to finish getting all the group together before you would not be able to see anyone in order to take the photo. They had come back from walking the dog, when I suggested they walked on – they said it was fine, and continued to wait. When the last shot was taken, they very kindly gave us two bags of sweets!

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We are looking foreword to one day finding something that we can use for our Awards Ceremony. ( Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha )

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22 Bags of rubbish, 6 tyres, milk crate, child’s car seat, assorted buckets and saucepans, assorted wire fencing, roof felt, large blue tarpaulin cover, a large amount of wood and metal objects. Lengthy Plastic corrugated strips.  One thing we must start to do is to not put too much weight into the bags.

One of the items that we encountered were a collection of dumped Charity Bags. Over 100. The company have been contacted.

 

 

 

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With thanks to todays volunteers: David, Craig, Garry, Geoff, Rachael, Sophie, Tony, Vanessa, Amy, Alison, Steph, Doug ,Roger, Alan.                                                                                                           A special shout out goes to Alan at Rainbow Couriers.         ( Not on any of the photos.)

The next litter pick date will be Wednesday 3rd of May. Hawbush Community Centre . Brettel Lane, Brierley Hill, DY5 3LT.