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Street champions turn dumping ground into the scenic route

Street champions turn dumping ground into the scenic route Street champions turn dumping ground into the scenic route
Updated: 11:21 am, May 07, 2015

A FOOTPATH in South Birmingham which has not been used for ten years and had become a fly-tipping hotspot has now been cleared so it can be enjoyed by walkers.

The Princess Di Way runs on the former Halesowen railway line from Frankley, via Balaams Wood, to Waseley Hills Country Park, providing a path through scenic countryside.

It was created after the track was no longer used but, since then, became a dumping ground.

The tidy up – by the Frankley Street Champions – was organised in association with National Clean-Up Day and marked the conclusion of a year-long project to clear the area.

Bruce Pitt, the chairman of Longbridge Neighbourhood Watch, said: “The day was brilliant – everyone was delighted with the amount of work that was done.

“We got rid of around two tonnes of rubbish and it now means the pathway is clear and ready for walkers to enjoy.”

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