17th Sep, 2019

Great British Spring Clean - 200 bags collected and 50 signs cleaned as group Keeps Bromsgrove Beautiful

BROMSGROVE groups and organisations have been busy continuing their purge on dirt across the district as part of the Great British Spring Clean.

According to the Keep Bromsgrove Beautiful Litter Log almost 100 activities, involving 247 people, have taken place with 200 bags of litter collected and 50 road name signs cleaned but more have taken place independently.

Among the clean-ups in the last seven days were Rigby Hall School and Chadsgrove School students, a Friday night clean-up of the High Street by the Bromsgrove Street Pastors, St John’s Church and others by individuals, parish councils and Bromsgrove District Council.

Sarah Milburn from Keep Bromsgrove Beautiful, which is leading the campaign, said when she started the group she always wanted it to be about the community.

“Litter-picking and clean-up activities are simply our group’s way of bringing the community together in a positive way, just like the other fantastic community groups in the district bring the community together in other ways.

“I can’t believe we now have 560 members, and the group is not yet a year old.

“There are so many community-minded people out there in the Bromsgrove district, and it’s been exciting and heartwarming to be a part of it all.”

Sarah has kept up her own personal challenge of cleaning a road name sign a day, nominated by Bromsgrove residents.

And, as she is also member of Bromsgrove Rocks, she has left a decorated rock by each sign for people to find, photograph and re-hide.

“I’ve also been getting to know the area much better – I’ve only lived here for two-and-a-half-years so doing a challenge like this means I am discovering new roads and new parts of Bromsgrove all the time – I love it.”

Visit www.tinyurl.com/KBBLitterLog to register your activities, for more on the campaign visit the Keep Bromsgrove Beautiful Facebook page, follow KBB on Twitter @BromsgroveProud and email kbb@itstartswithus.co.uk to get in touch.

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