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Frankley Litter Pickers launch fund-raising campaign for equipment as B45 Community Clean Up receives praise from mayor

Tristan Harris 25th Apr, 2021 Updated: 25th Apr, 2021

A FUND-RAISING campaign has launched to buy equipment for a group which carries out litter picks in south west Birmingham

The Frankley Litter Pickers were one of the groups involved in the B45 Community Clean Up which saw rubbish removed from Frankley, Rubery and Rednal.

The crowdfunding appeal – on a JustGiving page here – is aimed at raising £500 for adult and children litter pickers, bag hoops, a sharps container, high visibility vests so that our volunteers and new volunteers can be fully equipped when tackling their areas.

The group gets daily requests to loan equipment but there is none left to offer.

A spokesperson said the group said: “The parish council has loaned some pickers however they are just not strong enough to pick half of the rubbish we come across.

“Birmingham City Council have suspended all litter picking services until June so we are having to be creative and think of ways to raise money for equipment for our amazing volunteers.

“We are appealing to the local community and any businesses who could help us to make a donation to support our amazing volunteers.”

Yesterday (Saturday) Andy Street, West Midlands Mayor and Conservative candidate for the region’s mayoral elections, paid the community leaders from the B45 Big Community Clean Up a visit after being invited by Frankley Great Park Councillor Simon Morrall.

Thanks was given to everyone involved, including Fiona Phipps from the Rednal Litter Busters, Frances Clarke from the Rubery Wombles and Emma Louise from Frankley litter pickers.

Recently, together with Gary Sambrook MP, loads of rubble was collected from alongside the Forest Dale Games court on Holly Hill Road.

To get involved in the local groups, check up the B45 Clean Up page on Facebook.

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