For our second litter collection of the year we concentrated on the paths, gardens and roadsides around Bloxwich Park and the Promenade Gardens. Our eleven volunteers, each of whom gave up around an hour and a half of their time to help us collect, managed to fill a combined total of 21 bags of litter.

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We were pleased to welcome Kath & Maurice to our band of helpers this week. They’d contacted us to help out after seeing our last collection reported a couple of weeks ago.

This week our band of volunteers concentrated on clearing litter from Bloxwich Park and the Gardens by the fountain and clock, as well as the surrounding paths and roadsides.

Our eleven volunteers collected for around an hour and a half, and managed to fill 21 bags of rubbish. With the support of Walsall Council’s Clean & Green service the rubbish was collected and removed shortly afterwards.

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As well as clearing the visible items, we made a good start of digging into the hedges and bushes to remove discarded drinks cans, bottles and take-away containers that make up a significant part of the rubbish we generally collect. It’s shocking to see the amounts of rubbish, and particularly rubbish discarded within a few feet of the many bins which are provided and emptied on a regular basis.

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If you’d like to offer up some time and come along and help us, new volunteers are always welcome, please contact us. Whilst coming along and picking up litter is one obvious way to help, there are other things you can do.

  • Share our social media posts (the more people who see what we’re doing, hopefully the more helpers we’ll get).
  • Let us know of areas you think need to be cleared. We can’t promise, but if we know somewhere is in need of tidying we’ll do our best to schedule a visit.
  • If you’re a local business, and would like to support us, we could always use some more equipment. We’ve a small number of litter pickers and bag holders, but we could use more, and they do wear out.

For our second litter collection of the year we concentrated on the paths, gardens and roadsides around Bloxwich Park and the Promenade Gardens. Our eleven volunteers, each of whom gave up around an hour and a half of their time to help us collect, managed to fill a combined total of 21 bags of litter.

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We were pleased to welcome Kath & Maurice to our band of helpers this week. They’d contacted us to help out after seeing our last collection reported a couple of weeks ago.

This week our band of volunteers concentrated on clearing litter from Bloxwich Park and the Gardens by the fountain and clock, as well as the surrounding paths and roadsides.

Our eleven volunteers collected for around an hour and a half, and managed to fill 21 bags of rubbish. With the support of Walsall Council’s Clean & Green service the rubbish was collected and removed shortly afterwards.

180217_Litter01 1


As well as clearing the visible items, we made a good start of digging into the hedges and bushes to remove discarded drinks cans, bottles and take-away containers that make up a significant part of the rubbish we generally collect. It’s shocking to see the amounts of rubbish, and particularly rubbish discarded within a few feet of the many bins which are provided and emptied on a regular basis.

180217_Litter01 1
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180217_Litter03
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If you’d like to offer up some time and come along and help us, new volunteers are always welcome, please contact us. Whilst coming along and picking up litter is one obvious way to help, there are other things you can do.

  • Share our social media posts (the more people who see what we’re doing, hopefully the more helpers we’ll get).
  • Let us know of areas you think need to be cleared. We can’t promise, but if we know somewhere is in need of tidying we’ll do our best to schedule a visit.
  • If you’re a local business, and would like to support us, we could always use some more equipment. We’ve a small number of litter pickers and bag holders, but we could use more, and they do wear out.