IF Redditch is looking a bit neater and tidier with less rubbish lying around its probably due to the actions of local pressure groups and Labour and Tory activists.
First up the borough’s Central Ward representatives Councillors Greg and Debbie Chance linked up with community group Rubbish Friends to do a clean sweep of the Smallwood area.
Armed with litter pickers and rubbish bags, they quickly got to work leaving the area a lot better than when they found it.
“It was great to take part in this event with Rubbish Friends together as a community we can make Smallwood a better place to live.
“Debbie and I organise litter picks of our own from time to time but are always pleased to participate with others in this direct community action.
“We cleared up around Glover Street so thanks to everyone in the community who helped.”
Meanwhile earlier this month local Conservatives, including a clutch of council candidates among them Emma Marshall from the Greenlands and Woodrow Community Orchard, got their litter pickers out around Spider Park in Woodrow.
Here they were joined by borough council leader Matt Dormer who said: “The Conservatives are listening but more importantly we are acting too.
“We are taking action on the council’s financial situation and spending time with our residents, making sure we are always in touch with our local communities.”