Keep Bromsgrove Beautiful smash litter picking target

Local litter picking group Keep Bromsgrove Beautiful had pledged 300 hours towards the #MillionMileMission for the Great British Spring Clean organised by Keep Britain Tidy.

The enthusiastic group smashed their target and amassed a huge 385 hours of litter picking in the seventeen-day campaign.

Over 500 entries were registered on the KBB Litter Log, and together these individuals spent 385 hours collecting a huge 170 bags of rubbish.

The litter was collected from across the town and district by keen individuals who solo pick, KBB members who join area leads for group litter picks, along with groups from local schools and churches. Funded by local County Councillors, ten schools have now received litter picking kits to use in and around their premises. During the #GBSpringClean new kits were delivered to Millfields and Meadows First Schools, and the children got straight to work! At Millfields a total of 246 pupils from eight classes collected 15 bags of rubbish from around the school. At Meadows 58 pupils from two classes spent a couple of hours along the footpath by the school and picked up 5 bags of litter.

Keep Bromsgrove Beautiful Founder Sarah Milburn was over the moon with the contributions made by the school. She said “I’m really pleased with the initiative in the schools and the #KBBKids and their teachers should all be very proud of themselves for what they have achieved.”

Of the overall results from the group during the #GBSpringClean, she said “I really couldn’t be more delighted! We set out to reach 300 pledged hours and I am thrilled that, with a big team effort, we smashed that target! I must say a huge thank you to everyone who popped out to pick, those who go out every day, those who go when they can, to our super area leads who arrange group picks and to those who get their classes together in school to make a difference. All of you are #Litterheroes and you’ve helped to Keep Bromsgrove Beautiful.”