We returned to Dudley Fields to cover the area along Ashley Road, by the footbridge and around Busill Jones Primary School. It was a good turnout with a few new faces and several returning ones too, and with good weather and a lot of hands we were rewarded with a record breaking 35 bags collected.
The weather for our litter pick today was a little unpredictable, with some showers predicted, and a few earlier in the morning. However, the rain stayed away and there were even a few almost sunny spells as we tackled another part of the Dudley Fields, Ashley Road, the footbridge heading towards Bloxwich Academy, and the grassed area by Busill Jones Primary School.
With 17 volunteers today we were able to collect a total of 35 bags of rubbish, along with some other paraphernalia including a chair, a mattress and some other bits and pieces. It took our total for the year (on our ‘official’ fortnightly collections) to 184 bags of rubbish removed from our town. A brilliant effort, and thanks to everyone concerned.
If you know of somewhere which needs a good clean up do please contact us and we’ll see what we can do; we’re especially keen on helping other individuals and groups to join in. We’re hoping to increase the amount of equipment we have and therefore how many people we can kit up too, and we’re always happy to help others join the increasing local efforts to tidy our communities.
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.
We’re currently looking at obtaining some funding for further equipment and will hopefully be able to get anyone interested kitted up and ready to go at a time to suit. Just get in touch and we can discuss how we can help you join in or get started on your own.