Locals get together to remove over half a ton rubbish from the streets of Druids Heath

Local residents, businesses, the council and the neighbourhood policing team joined forces on Friday (01/11) to help clean up the streets of Druids Heath.

Nearly 60 people from the area offered their time and stood together in the name of teamwork and community cohesion to deter anti-social behaviour and to encourage pride in the area.

Over 30 bags of rubbish, amounting to half a ton was collected by the volunteers.

One resident who chose not to be named, said: “The event went really well and the area is looking much cleaner. The kids even loved taking part! It was great working together.”

Participants on the day received a thank you certificate and a bag of sweet treats for their efforts, donated by Sainsburys Maypole and Tesco Express on Alcester Road South.

PCSO Nadeem Mahmood, from the Brandwood Neighbourhood team, said: “I’m really pleased to see that this day was a great success.

“The feedback from residents has been really positive and I like to see us all coming together to make a huge positive difference to the areas we live and work in.”

The community clean-up was organised to coincide with half term so as many children as possible could take part. The event was funded by the Druids Heath Housing Team.