Here’s an important appeal from local activist and Local Committee stalwart Brian Stringer. Brian does a huge amount for Brownhills, from promoting the Staffordshire Hoard to working on the Canal Festival. In between all this he finds time to be a top local author, too.
I know Brian did the litterpick here for years, and he and the crew did a great job – I was always sad it was necessary, but it’s a lovely, community spirited thing and I think all of us appreciate the work done.
If you can help, either comment here, mail me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com, or call Brian directly on the number below.
As you are probably aware 12 years ago I formed a group dedicated to clearing up litter from grot spots Street Pride didn’t do.
Then about 3 years ago they installed Shaun into our area and he was a revelation. He practically cleared all the grot spots single handedly, so much so our committee bought him Christmas presents and gradually discontinued our efforts.
Last year however the powers that be down at the depot in Pelsall Road decided to move him to Bloxwich. We complained, badgered, threatened and pleaded, but to no avail. Since he’s gone litter has built up in all the usual places so at last night’s Brownhills Local Committee meeting I decided to reform our group to operate regular Sunday mornings picks.
We have lost some of our volunteers and could do with a few more coming forward so would you mind putting out an appeal.
The picks will be from 10am to 11-30 on Sundays mornings, and depending on our numbers volunteers would probably be needed no more than once a month and probably a lot less. Bags and pick sticks are provided and council workers take full bags from designated spot on Mondays. Any one who would like to help can leave a message on 01543 361144 and we will get back to you.