COMMUNITY groups and volunteers have been getting together across Bromsgrove and Rubery to take part in their own ‘Clean for the Queen’ litterpicks.
The events have been held ahead of HM The Queen’s 90th birthday in June.
A group of 14 women from Finstall Cross WI participated in a Clean for the Queen event, filling 20 bags of litter.
The event was part of an ongoing environmental programme that the Women’s Institute branch is involved in.
In Rubery, about 20 volunteers turned out to take part in the tidy-up and more than 12 bags of rubbish were collected.
The village used to have bi-annual cleans but they were stopped because there was no one to organise them.
The churches in the area have now vowed to take responsibility and it is hoped residents will now come out every March and September to take part in the spring and autumn clean events.
Youngsters from Dodford First School and Bromsgrove District Council joined forces to take part in the scheme last Friday.
Ten children (pictured) from the school spent Friday morning litter picking in Sanders Park.
They were joined by Colin Meacham from the council who kindly lent the children litter-pickers for the occasion and disposed of the collected waste.
The children also disposed of a large quantity of full dog bags and are now eager to start a campaign for more dog bins in the park.
A spokesperson from the school said: “We are proud to have taken part in the Clean for the Queen project and do our bit for the community.”