Posts Tagged ‘Pick’

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!

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.