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Tidy Stourbridge came together with The Amblecote Labour Rose for a Community Litter Pick. We were asked if we could let them have use of our equipment for the Litter Pick.

We met at the lower Sainsbury’s car park opposite the Petrol Station, close to the fields.

Some of the Tidy Stourbridge who were available came along to help with the process.

To Sainsbury’s:

Could I please put a huge shout out to “Kay” a member of Sainsbury’s staff  who when one of Tidy Stourbridge members went into to see if they could please loan us some bags as we had run out, and they very generously donated them to which we were so Grateful for. Thank  You from all of us from Tidy Stourbridge.





Tidy Stourbridge Volunteers were as follows:  David Colley, Vanessa, Doug, Craig, Roger, Alun, Judith, Rachael. Other volunteers from the community were as follows:  H, Terry, Aidan, Peter, Julie, Gaye, Chris B, Neil, Jon, Jan W, Jim, Sheila, Dave Gattey, Jan & Fred, Margaret and Martin, 




We had collected about 40 Bags + of rubbish. This was on a cold and damp evening. It is so lovely when we manage to have help from the community.  Many of the  people we encounter seem to be under the impression that we get paid for what we do. We do not – it is all voluntary. We have to pay for all of our equipment. We are a Not for Profit group.  One conversation over heard  from some passers by said they would not do anything for under £25. 00 per hour! So that speaks volumes I think.



Tidy Stourbridge January 8th Continued.

Posted: January 11, 2017 by tidystourbridge in Litter, News, PicknPint

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With thanks to the following volunteers:

David, Colin, Garry, Geoff, Craig, Matt, Helen, Andy, Pat, Dawn, Vanessa, Steph, Holly, Rachael, Graham (Todays Photographer), and a welcome to our latest recruit Sophie C.

Approximately 26 Bags of rubbish, 2 sacks of crushed cans, 4 tyres, 1 office chair, 5 Green fabric/plastic bread or fruit vegetable boxes and other miscellaneous objects.

The general feelings are that not much has changed. it is sad to see Lye always in this state. For the newer members the feeling was  – how much rubbish is around. There are businesses who look after the outside premises and keep them clean as best as they can.  A few of the volunteers took the opportunity to cut back brambles in order to stop them encroaching on the footpath.

The next Tidy Stourbridge Litter Pick will be on Sunday 22nd January from 10.00am at The Thorns Inn, The Thorns, Quarry Bank, Dy5 2JY.


The Bonded Warehouse 24/01/16

Posted: January 26, 2016 by tidystourbridge in Litter, News, PicknPint

We had a combined effort today when Transition Stourbridge came along and helped us to tidy the rubbish and filth that is around our River Stour and the Canal. We came across many areas of rubbish. A huge thank you to all who came along to help. Many Thanks to Rosanne Adams.

The venue: The Bonded Warehouse, Canal Street, Stourbridge, DY8 4LU.:

Sunday 24th January 2016.

The Next date for Tidy Stourbridge litter pick is as follows: Sunday 7th February. 10.00am start. Corbett Hospital Gates, High Street, Amblecote, DY8 4DG.


Rubbish collected from Bradley Road


David and Geoff clearing some of the grot from the rubble.

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It has become somewhat of a joke in the Tidy Stourbridge group that they never litter pick the Lye area of Stourbridge. It is not through want of trying, it’s just that when the scheduled group pick ‘n’ pint night/day comes around, the weather Gods unleash their wrath on the area. IMAG0220

Last Wednesday (23rd April) evening stayed true to form and the heavens opened and the Lye Pick ‘n’ Pint was postponed until the following Wednesday (30 April).

So forward to 30th April, the group turned up to rid the area of it’s litter issues, reduced in number due to work commitments by some, Dave Colley (Clent View Carriers) & Lee to name but two, although Dave managed to show up for the Pint part of the evening, well done Dave for showing your support.  Dave’s work commitment and Trish’s recent departure from Storage King employment left the group with the challenge of storing and delivering the picking equipment.

Roger stepped forward as a Knight in shining armour  hi-viz vest, to collect and deliver the equipment with his white steed Mondeo. I’m sure that the group would like to thank Roger for his efforts. The issue of storing and delivering the equipment to future events may have been resolved by StuWeb Race Timing who seem keen to store the group’s equipment. Talks are underway at the moment so watch this space for any developments.

On the night of the Lye Bypass Pick ‘n’ Pint 13 large bags of general food packaging / sweet wrappers and pop bottles were collected. 2 Large refuge sacks of drink cans. An abandoned shopping trolley, discarded syringes and 1 sack of glass bottles.

This amount of rubbish collected in just 90 minutes or so, by a band of local heroes, Dave, Colin, Trish, Andy, Pat, Graham, Roger, Gary, Judith, and Craig. None of this would have been possible without the help of Dudley MBC for the supply of the litter collecting equipment and Bathams  Brewery for the supply of Heavy Duty refuge sacks. As usual the cans collected will be crushed and sorted by Alun from Amcanu’n Uchel Limited, then recycled with monies collected going to Living Springs.

The next pick ‘n’ Pint will take place on 7:00pm Wednesday 14th May 2014 at Rose & Crown Inn, High Street, Wordsley drinks afterwards will be at the same venue.

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Everyone is welcome, All equipment is supplied. No commitment to future litter picks is required, if you just wish to collect in an area near to your home, that is fine. We are a welcoming group and any help will be gratefully received. We all deserve to live in a TIDY STOURBRIDGE.


Thank you and until next time, Keep Stourbridge Tidy.

Canal Street Revisited.

Posted: April 10, 2014 by tidystourbridge in Litter, News, PicknPint


It was the first Pick & Pint of the summer season and as with previous years the first litter pick started slightly earlier than normal at 6:30 rather than the usual 7:00pm to take advantage of the available light.

The team of volunteers had previously collected litter from the area by the Bonded Warehouse in the winter season but unfortunately did not have the time to complete the task. So it was decided that a second visit would be required before the undergrowth hid all the litter that had been discarded by a few inconsiderate individuals.

Although it was the second visit within a few months the Tidy Stourbridge team of volunteers, Andy, Pat, Graham, Colin, Dave, Sophie and Craig, managed to collect 10 large bags of general litter one large sack of glass bottles and three large sacks of crushed cans that are kindly sorted into steel and Aluminium by Alun Nicholas of Amcanu’n Uchel Ltd. and weighed in, with all proceeds going to Living Spring, Tidy Stourbridge’s chosen charity. Thanks also goes out to Colin for recycling the glass gathered by the team.

Whilst we are acknowledging people’s contributions we would like to thank Dave Colley from Clent View Carriers for arranging the collection of the litter gathered by the group and Trish from Storage King Dudley for storing and delivering the litter picking equipment.

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The team will be collecting people’s discarded rubbish from the Lye by-pass area Wednesday 23rd April 2014 at 7:00pm. Meeting at the Jackson Street car park DY9 8HE More importantly we will be having a drink at the Windsor Castle Pub Lye Cross

Everyone is welcome to join us, just look for the group of people with yellow tabards. If previous visits to this area are anything to go on the more people the better.

Cone Clean-up Tonight

Posted: May 22, 2013 by tidystourbridge in PicknPint

Pick’n’Pint returns tonight (Wednesday) at 7pm to the area around Wordsleys most famous landmark. All volunteers will meet in the car park outside the Glasshouse Cone on Bridge Street and then tackle some of the most litter strewn areas of the village in the areas on the map below.

We will be back in the pub by 830pm which will be The Bird in Hand in John Street.

All kit supplied, if this is your neighbourhood please come out and show your support.

Regards Tidy Stourbridge


Snow Way

Posted: March 24, 2013 by tidystourbridge in PicknPint

Due to continued light snow and a freeze overnight of lying snow, today’s litter-pick has been cancelled.

However, we will make use of the time to plan our summer strategy inside today’s meeting venue which is The Glassworks at Camp Hill Wordsley.

Hope to see you all at 2pm

Tidy Stourbridge


Sunday Update

Posted: February 19, 2013 by tidystourbridge in PicknPint

We return to the Lowndes Road area of Wollaston on Sunday when we meet at Katie Fitzgeralds on Bridgnorth Road from 2pm for Pick’n’Pint.

Roger Kendrick has been working hard in the background to ensure we gain permission to trim back the bushes on the Severn Trent Water land opposite the pub. He will meet up with their agent on Friday afternoon and hopes to receive the Final nod then.

If Roger is successful in this, we will arrange a small group to cut these bushes back on Sunday morning.

We will let you know when we know.

Please watch Litter Wars on BBC 2 tonight from 1035pm, it features groups just like Tidy Stourbridge.

Tidy Stourbridge

Snow Update

Posted: January 23, 2013 by tidystourbridge in PicknPint

Due to the snowy weather and the possibility of a weekend thaw we will make a decision about Sundays Pick’n’Pint from the Longlands Tavern in Western Road on Saturday.

Please look out for updates here.

Tidy Stourbridge