COMMUNITY-minded residents have been getting out and about in Bromsgrove to kickstart this year’s Great British Spring Clean (GBSC) which launched on Friday.
A team of five met at BirdBox in the town centre and collected three bags of rubbish, which included a lot of cigarette butts while 12 others and a class of eight from Fairfield First School went out the clean up their local areas. In total, 11 bags of rubbish was collected in 28 volunteer hours.
The bank holiday weekend saw group litter picks in Sanders Park, Aston Fields, Sidemoor and Charford, and plenty of people heading out with litter pickers and bags at the ready.
By the end of day six, 90 volunteer hours had been undertaken and 56 bags of litter had been collected by Keep Bromsgrove Beautiful (KBB) members.
The group is working towards a pledge of 300 hours towards the #MillionMileMission for the Keep Britain Tidy GBSC campaign.
A KBB spokesperson said “The members of the group have made a fabulous effort to start the GBSC.
“It was fantastic to see the group litter picks return after the lockdown break.
“It is, however, rather disappointing to see the amount of litter left in the town’s parks following the sunny bank holiday weekend.
“It’s really important that we change behaviour and people dispose of their rubbish responsibly – if the bins are full, please take it home.”
The Great British Spring Clean continues until June 13.
Residents are encouraged to get involved and log their picking activity via the Keep Bromsgrove Beautiful website www.keepbromsgrovebeautiful.com