Rubbish Collection Old Wharf Road

Posted: October 4, 2018 by tidystourbridge in Litter
In Old Wharf Road Amblecote we probably had our largest “one session” collection of rubbish we’ve ever had.
It’ll take the Council at least 2 lorry loads to shift it so we’re all exhausted. Our brilliant team (14) were – Tony, Pat, Andy, Ivor, Dave, Dawn, Vanessa, Alison, Doug, Moon, Adrian, Sophie, Sarah and Roger.
Below are photos of the rubbish, the site before we started and what it looked like afterwards. There’s at least 35 large sacks of rubbish, old tyres (incl. one from a lorry), 1 large oil drum full of oil, 1 shed and i rabbit (both dismantled) 4 traffic cones, 1 large gas canister, 3 mattresses, car seat, 3 fridge freezers, 2 large sports bags, large sheets of plastic, 1 large round table top, 2 bags of cans etc etc
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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.


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!!