Fantastic start from KBB for #GBSpringClean

Bromsgrove #litterheroes making a difference in the #GBSpringClean

Community minded caring locals have been getting out and about in Bromsgrove to kick start the Great British Spring Clean.

The GBSC 2021 launched on Friday 28th May. A team of 5 met at the BirdBox in Bromsgrove town centre and collected 3 bags of rubbish, which included a lot of cigarette butts. 12 other individuals and a class of eight from Fairfield First School went out the clean up their local areas and in total 11 bags of rubbish was collected in 28 volunteer hours on the first day of the campaign.

The bank holiday weekend saw group litter picks in Sanders Park, Aston Fields, Sidemoor and Charford, and plenty of individuals heading out with litter pickers and bags at the ready.

By the end of day six 90 volunteer hours had been given and 56 bags of litter had been collected by Keep Bromsgrove Beautiful Members.

The group are working towards a pledge of 300 hours towards the #MillionMileMission for the Keep Britain Tidy GBSpring Clean campaign.

A spokesperson for KBB 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 GBSC continues until 13th June. Residents are encouraged to get involved and log their picking activity via the Keep Bromsgrove Beautiful website