ANTI-litter groups from Rubery and south Birmingham have joined forces to give local areas a spring clean through some special events.
Rubery Wombles, Rednal Litter Busters, the Great Park Community Litter Pick group and Frankley Street Champions are collaborating for the B45 Big Clean-Up.
The first one – from April 3 to 10 – will target wooded areas, then parks and play areas from April 11 to 17 and ‘main roads’ from April 17 to 24.
Frances Clarke, one of the Rubery Wombles’ founder members, said: “We all want pleasant, safe and clean areas for children to play, and for pets and wildlife to be free from the risk of injury.
“Litter is a blight on our community and unfortunately we cannot expect the local councils to keep all our areas totally rubbish free.
“As a community many people travel in all three areas – this is a whole B45 issue.
“So we intend to do something about it with the B45 Big Clean Up.”
People are being urged to join one of the four groups (depending which area they are in), encourage friends or family to volunteer for community litter-picks and for residents to take individual responsibility for the roads and areas they walk in. They can pick up litter as they are out and about or report any fly-tipping they see.
Funds are also needed for equipment so anyone who can donate to the cause is asked to do so.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/B45BCC for more information on the drive.