Ivy Knackered!

Posted: September 17, 2018 by tidystourbridge in Litter

Tremendous hard work was done by TS on clearing ivy, 7 large sacks of rubbish, 6 suitcases, an armchair and a bicycle on Sunday 16th September from around the South side of The Ring Road.

Vanessa, Alison, Dave C, Sophie, Jan, Colin, Helen, David H, Roger, Dave & Dawn all helped on this one.

The photos show Vanessa & Alison enjoying removing the ivy, rubbish collected & the repaired planter in it’s new position.

The group next meets on Sunday 30th September at 10am from Old Wharf Road in Amblecote.

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Pastures New

Posted: September 6, 2018 by tidystourbridge in Litter

Two of our long term volunteers of the past are moving on to pastures new over the next few months.

Trish & Lee Fisher were a big part of the group back in the early days before their work took them away from us.

They are bound for a new life in New Zealand and we wish them the very best and thank them for their time with us.

Here are a few highlights….

 

Summer Ends With A Visit To Church

Posted: September 5, 2018 by tidystourbridge in Litter

There were 20 of us at the last Wednesday pick of the Summer and what a brilliant job everyone did with 25 large sacks of rubbish, 2 bollards, 1 push chair, 1 very large heavy bench, 1 cycle wheel, 1 office chair, 1 very large arm chair plus 2 large bags of cans.

The group met at Stourbridge Bus Station and headed around the festering St Johns Church which has become a dumping haven for the thieves of our town. Dozens of 7 inch singles were recovered with lots of goods from what looked like the stores at the recent Stourbridge Carnival.

The group working last night was Dave, Dawn, Vanessa, Alison, David, Sarah, Colin, Alun, Gary, Helen, Adrian, Moon, Jan, Doug, Judith, Pat, Andy, Sophie, Tony & Roger.

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Autumn 2018 Litterpicks

Posted: September 5, 2018 by tidystourbridge in Litter

Good am, here is the list of events up to Christmas, these are subject to changes at any point due to the weather unforeseen circumstances.

Sunday 16th September 10am

Market Street/Ring Road Stourbridge DY8 1AQ

Sunday 30th September 10am (Van driver required)

Old Wharf Road Amblecote DY8 4LY

Friday 12th October 8pm

Ruby Cantonese Amblecote Social Evening

Sunday 14th October 12pm

Union Street Stourbridge DY8 1PR

Sunday 28th October 10am (Van driver required)

Redhill School Stourbridge DY8 1JX

Sunday 11th November 12pm

Oakfield Road Wollescote (Lloyds Pharmacy) DY9 9DS

Sunday 25th November 12pm

Old Hall Close Amblecote DY8 4JQ

Sunday 9th December 10am (Van driver required)

Jackson Street Lye DY9 8EU

Sunday 16th December 7pm

Christmas Party

Saltwells Dump Reserve

Posted: August 20, 2018 by tidystourbridge in Litter

We had a really tough time and unfortunately only scratched the surface of this rubbish strewn area, but picked up in total 11/2 large bags of cans, filled 30 large sacks with rubbish, 3 tyres, 1 kids scooter, the front end of a car, 3 rusty old supermarket trolleys from the brook that ran through the site, 1 large fridge/freezer plus a load of other odds and ends. The team were brilliant and included; Alun, Chris, Pat, Andy, Judith, Sophie, Tony, Roger, Dave & Dawn. Our haul of rubbish must be one of the biggest collections from such a small team.

Filthy Amblecote

Posted: August 8, 2018 by tidystourbridge in Litter

KFC closed down in Amblecote over 12 months ago but its legacy lives on in the form of rotting rubbish in bushes and verges across the village.

Car parks to the rear of Brettell Lane on King William Street were a forgotten disgrace and a eyesore to boot as vegetation has just been left out of control.

Private parking areas also to the rear of shops on Brettell Lane were an attraction for rats too.

Landlords in the area need to be bought to account!!

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Stourbridge Community Development Trust

Posted: July 30, 2018 by tidystourbridge in Litter
We are due an afternoon and evening out at Tidy Stourbridge so on Sunday 26th August from 4pm please join us to celebrate the good work of Stourbridge based charities and enjoy some live music over a few drinks.
“Here at Katie Fitzgeralds in Stourbridge we will be relaunching the pub as a community enterprise from the 1st of September
with a commitment to giving 1% of our turnover throughout the year to charity but we are also offering use of our facilities free of charge to all Community , charity and voluntary groups for fundraising activities . Certain days we will also be able to offer between 5 and 10% of the bar takings to certain charity events depending on numbers and the type of event.
This is part of our overall commitment to the community in these difficult times .
I have also recently formed the Stourbridge community development Trust which we are looking to try and bring as many voluntary groups and charities together informally to create a greater voice to their activities and hopefully to help people achieve their aims wherever possible . The Trust is also looking at the issue of homelessness and how we can help and is actively pursuing formation of a community Land Trust as part of our vision that Community led housing and energy efficiency can help alleviate energy poverty and help to energise the local economy.
On the 26th August we will be helping to celebrate 2 years of Vi woods work with Lesleys Care Packages which is both a celebration of her efforts and will also be raising funds and toiletries for her current appeal. There will be music from 4pm and it would be great if we could get as many people along as possible to show our support.
Other events we have are our Action 4 Animals day on the 5th Aug from 2pm which is a vegan BBQ raising money for Hillfields animal sanctuary and Candy Cane Rescue .  We also have an event on October 18th and 19th in support of Dudley Mind.
If you are interested in seeing what we do or meeting up why not come along to one of our events and show your support.”