2020 saw a different National Clean Up held in September instead of the usual Spring event, but despite the limitation of the restrictions in place Keep Bromsgrove Beautiful put in a massive effort.
In the 17 days of the Great British September Clean – from September 11 to 27 – there were 257 volunteer hours contributed by 92 people who combined collected 194 bags of litter.
Individuals and small groups from across the District undertook litter picking as part of the National initiative organised by Keep Britain Tidy.
Sarah Milburn, founder of Keep Bromsgrove Beautiful, said: “Lockdown has been tough for all of us, and has certainly put a dampener on social gatherings. However, it has resulted in many examples of true community spirit, and this was shown once again across the district for this year’s Great British September Clean. So many individuals and groups, Keep Bromsgrove Beautiful group members and non-members alike, of all ages, including some four-legged helpers, have been working hard to demonstrate the value of looking after your neighbourhood and taking pride in where you live. On behalf of Keep Britain Tidy, I want to thank EVERYONE for their wonderful community spirit and hard work. #Lovewhereyoulive now and always!”