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24 Bags, 2 bikes, 1 x trolley, 1 x road barrier, 1 x dustbin, 1 x builders bag, 1 x settee, 1 x double mattress, 1 x green collapsible garden rubbish bag, 1 x suitcase, remains of keep left sign.

 

Well we made it: After several weeks off we managed our litter pick. Thank you to everyone who turned up. Really pleased.

With thanks to the following for today:                                                                                            Craig, Doug, Judith, Maris,  Sophie, Sarah, Roger, Geoff, Janet, Tony, Andi and Pat, Colin, Joe , Noah and Eden Griffiths, Vanessa, Rachael, David and Dawn, David C.

 

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This was a haul that was retrieved from

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Please note: Amblecote Labour Rose have a Community Litter-Pick meeting at the lower Sainsbury’s car park opposite the petrol station, close to the fields. Tidy Stourbridge will be loaning the equipment for this.

The above Date and time will be as follows: Tuesday 10th April starting at 6.30pm, and finishing at 8.00pm.

If attending please wear sensible shoes as the ground can be very muddy and slippy in places.

 

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Because David Colley is very much involved with his running now,  a new date for the Action Heart 5 Mile run, postponed from last week, this will now take place on Sunday 8th April at 9.30am which clashes with the Robin Hood litter pick so Tidy Stourbridge  will still be litter picking on Sunday April 8th (weather permitting) but the time will be from 2:00pm in the afternoon. 

So, you put your litter pickers in, your litter pickers out, in, out, in, out – you shake them all about. Who says – we aren’t flexible. Flexible as elastic!

So to ever who is still available, see you then all you jolly litter pickers!

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Can I start by saying a huge Thank You, to our Volunteers this week. Without you we would not have been able to do a Litter Pick. A round of applause for you all. You did a tremendous team effort.

I gather that the weather was mild from what Roger said, and that the six (6) of you collected 12 large bags of rubbish and one bag of cans.

The litter pick began at the top of the footpath and working as a team, being few in number, they all worked their way down the footpath.

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The reason we were few in numbers was because David Colley was running in a half marathon in Blackpool and some of us had gone along to cheer him on.

Please be aware all: We have a change to the time of our next Litter Pick.

It is now, SUNDAY March 4th 2018: JACKSON STREET CAR PARK, LYE. THE TIME IS 2:00PM IN THE AFTERNOON.

 

 

 

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PHOTO TAKEN BY GRAHAM BECKLEY.

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)

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GRAHAM GETING READY WITH HIS LADERS TO TAKE A PHOTO OF THE GROUP. (Could not resist this opportunity.)

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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.

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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.

 

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The above is how it looked to begin with.

 

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

 

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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.

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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.