We were joined today by a lovely Student from Halesowen College (far right) who was out taken some photos of some of the group ( CAMERON SMITH)

Rachael, Ivor, Geoff, Sophie, Colin, Craig, David Colley, Roger, Tony, Andy, Vanessa, Pat, Sarah, Janet, Cameron, Graham. (Garry had to leave earlier)




Ooh, notice anything?

RUBBISH COLLECTED:  25 Bags,  Small carpet, 2 x Complete wheels, 1 x Car tyre, 2 x road cones, 1 x toaster, 2 x Metal framed Garden Chairs, 1 x Velo Traffic Sign, 1 x Workman’s Boot, 1 x Chronicle Newspaper Delivery Bag + usual general bits and pieces  and not forgetting, 1 x Bag of Crushed Cans.

In summary, some of the areas were absolutely spotless, very tidy and clean – Yippee and Laugh my socks off!!!!

However, a few areas when we would need so much more time to have finished these areas off.







Tidy Stourbridge: Urgent update!

Posted: January 20, 2018 by tidystourbridge in Litter

The litter pick is off for tomorrow due to poor weather forecast so you can make cake instead (????)

Enjoy your day everyone.

Because David Colley will be training for the half marathon and other reasons it was going to be put back to next week, but due to commitments, the next litter pick will be as follows:

Sunday 4th February 10:00am 2018 at the  Queensway Inn, Gauden Road, Wollescote DY9 9HE.


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Todays willing Volunteers were:  Roger, Sarah, Tony, Craig, Sophie, Janet, Dawn, David, Andi, David C, Geoff, Pat, Ivor, Garry, Colin, Rachael and two new Volunteers who we are very Happy to say Hello and Welcome to – Jo Griffiths and Noah.

The day began with a very cold start with several areas of the roads mainly the edges of the road very thickly iced over.


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As you can see, we had more than our hands full collecting this.                                   Approximately 22 Bags of rubbish.  1 x very large For Sale Sign, 3 x sleeping bags, 1 x road cone,  springs from inside a mattress, remains of road work signs, carpet remnants, Bicycle frame, 2 x 25 litre blue plastic drums, 1 x metal curtain rail, 1 x black plastic van bumper, 1 x outdoor light. 2 x shopping trolleys.

Some of the areas were so bad, we are going to have to fit in another pick. Several areas we could see the litter, but were unable to access it.

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By the time we were ready for the taking of the photos I think you can say we were all well and truly frozen.

The next litter pick date will be Sunday 21st January 2018  from 10:00am until 11:30

Meeting at Pedmore Lane / Gauden Road, Pedmore, DY9 9JD.




Rubbish in the River Stour.

Posted: January 14, 2018 by tidystourbridge in Litter

As some of our Volunteers also help to clear the rubbish from the River Stour, please find below 3 photos that were taken at the rear of Smallshire Way.



The above is how it looked to begin with.



Some of what was removed. Please note the word some:



As it looks now.




Tidy Stourbridge Christmas Party: Held on Sunday 17th December 2017

Posted: January 14, 2018 by tidystourbridge in Litter

With thanks to the Waggon & Horses, 31 Worcester Street, Stourbridge. DY8 1AW.

With many thanks to Graham for taking the photographs for us, and Maris for organising it for us.

We had a very enjoyable evening, and many thanks to those who were able to attend.


Well all that is left for me to say is thanks to all for all of the hard work that you have given this year.

Here is best of luck for 2018.


Well, what a great turn out for today. Our Volunteers for today were as follows:

Craig, Dawn, David, Garry, Geoff, Tony, Sophie, Roger, Colin, Doug, Graham, Vanessa, Rachael.

Parts of the estate were so clear of rubbish it was as if a team of willing helpers had been and cleared an area as if they were Elves.                                                                                  But the same could not be said for other areas.

Some was disgusting with Dog Poo mess not even in bags. While trying to clear it up – you could not help but tread in it. Some of the group found it on their shoes and had to wipe their shoes several times.

We had a total of 30 Bags collected. Some was very heavy to move. On a soaking wet day, we were not too pleased. Even with protective clothing and footwear, we were soaked some of us. It was a very hard litter pick.



Me, the invisible one, taking a photo of Graham – taking a photo of the group.

After this litter pick was done, a collection of rubbish was dumped over garden fences into the bushes along the side of Hillfields Road.



The photos show the extent of the rubbish over the side fence.



The above two shots show the relationship to the road if joined together.


It’s a shame that this happens and let us just hope that things start to improve.




That is it for 2017 Litter picking wise as the next event to note will be our Christmas Party  on Sunday 17th December, at The Waggon & Horses, 31 Worcester Street, Stourbridge, DY8 1AW.

Can I thank every one who has helped this year, and for all help and support from the Local Community.

The next Litter Pick will be Sunday 7th January 10:00am 2018.

At Mcdonalds/KFC, Mill Race Lane, Stourbridge, DY8 1YP.


Sunday 19th November 2017: Time: 10:00 am – 13:00pm. Brook Crescent, Wollescote,  DY9 – 9BE.



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Above photo taken by Cllr Tim Crumpton. (Thank you!)



The tally of bags today was difficult to make a record of as bags had been covered by other items.

We also had collected from another area of which a record of that will be added later. The location for this opposite Sensall Road where it had been collected.

To be honest we could have  worked for several hours extra – but most of his have other lives to get on with. Fly tipped builders rubbish, bottles, cans, food packaging, sweet wrappers, plastic bottles.



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As you can see, a variety of rubbish. We look foreword to the day when litter is no longer a problem. Come on folks, help us out and take your litter to your own bin. ( Not every one is bad I know as we have some wonderful folk in our community.)



This was too much to take back to Brook Crescent so it was collected at this point.

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Above: Name of Road where left.



Photo taken by Craig.


Photo taken by Craig showing differing angles of the collection.



Tim and Roger looking at the waste.


David offering advice about our Christmas Party due soon. It’s booked. Yay!!

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Photo kindly taken by Cllr Tim Crumpton. ( So I am on this. )

1 x Compacter bag of crushed cans. 1 x Single mattress, 1 x Double Mattress, At least 3 x Vehicle tyres, 2 x Metal Buckets, Various sizes of plastic buckets, childs car,  1 x Garden chair,  Huge giant sized black plastic drum (?),.

Our next Litter pick will be: Sunday 3rd of December 2017 at 10:00 am. Trinity Road, Amblecote, DY8 4LZ.

Sunday 17th December 2017: 7:30pm – Christmas Party, The Waggon and Horses, 31 Worcester Street, Stourbridge, DY8 1AW. ( Bring it on! )

Any one wishing to join our happy band of Litter pickers – then we would be delighted to see you. At this time of year warm clothes and sensible shoes are essential.