September 24th, 2016

Staff and community spruce up area

Updated: 10:05 am, May 07, 2015

STAFF from a fast-food restaurant and members of the community spruced up Church Hill during a weekend litter pick.

McDonald’s workers, cubs and scouts, residents and councillors, as well as the town’s MP Karen Lumley, took part in the event on Saturday (September 6).

The franchise provided litter bags, litter pickers and disposable gloves to those taking part who separated into smaller groups to work around the area.

Everyone then went back to Church Hill centre to show off the amount of rubbish collected.

Coun Bill Hartnett, leader of Redditch Borough Council, said: “Some went on a general litter pick around Church Hill while others concentrated on tidying up the former medical centre which had become overgrown.

“The medical centre was a Church Hill PACT priority to try and do something to tidy and clean the site.

“Between us we filled a skip which was provided by the doctors from the former medical centre and the council helped by removing metal and wood from the site.

“The day was a great success, thanks to all involved.

“This was a great day’s activity with the community spirit shining through bright and strong.”

A spokesman from McDonald’s added staff from their drive thru restaurants in Oakenshaw and Moons Moat conduct three litter patrols in the areas around the restaurants, picking up all litter.

Councillors, residents, McDonald’s staff and Cubs and Scouts all helped out at the litter pick. (s)