bdht’s Charford tidy up brings in 20 kilograms of rubbish
Published by Zoe Guest for Gough Bailey Wright in Environment and also in Communities, Housing
bdht staff and volunteers collect rubbish in Charford
bdht, Bromsgrove’s largest provider of affordable housing, this week enlisted the help of members of staff and a host of volunteers from in and around Charford to help with The Big Tidy Up, part of the national ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign.
The eager volunteers donned overalls and rubber gloves and grabbed their bin bags to collect litter on Gilbert Road, Austin Road and Humphrey Avenue in Charford. In total 20 kilograms of rubbish was collected and, after an ‘official’ black bag weigh-in, Keaton Field was crowned the top litter picker for his sterling efforts.
Marie Green, Director of Neighbourhoods and Communities at bdht, said: “We wanted to hold The Big Tidy Up to pull the community together in a common cause and have some fun along the way. So many proud and enthusiastic residents turned up to help and the amount of rubbish collected shows how hard everyone worked.
“To reward everyone’s efforts afterwards, we handed out free ice lollies and drinks from The Starlight Café and set up giant games, hook-a-duck and a selection of fun races and there was a great atmosphere – and no litter left behind!”