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Dumped in Handsworth

Posted by Tracey Thorne on 13th November 2010

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Dumped!

I have had a few complaints recently about Austin Rd and went up to check it out and found to empty areas of land and some car park space where people have just thown in litter and dumped some really quite large items…like the arm chair above.

Birmingham City Council offers free bulk waste collections for up to six items, 3 times a year for each household on 0121 303 1112 or book online through Birmingham City Council webiste.

So you do wonder why people just leave such big items? If you see items like this help us to keep the neighbourhood clean and report on the number as above.

This week Environmental Partnership at Be Birmingham issued the most recent Environmental Survey for Handsworth. The surveys are done to provide an indication of overall street cleanliness and help track progress for areas to reach the city target for litter of 3.50%. Despite all the work locally the survey data continues to show that litter cleanliness in Handsworth is way above the city target throughout 2010-1022 between 25-28%. This is very disappointing!

On the bright side next week we have three community litter picks & planting session planned as part of the local plan to get more people involved in looking after their neighbourhood. These activties will take place on:

Wednesday 17th Nov @ Handsworth Triangle, off Hamstead Rd with Groundwork, Welford School Primary School & Street Champions Team.

Friday 19th Nov @ St John Wall Secondary School, led by Environmental Wardens, Fleet & Waste Management, Groundwork & Street Champions Team.

Saturday 20th @ Community litter pick around Albert Rd led by Sonia Hyman and the Street Champions.

Watch this space for photos!

2 Responses to “Dumped in Handsworth”

  1. Ravi says:

    I think the level of litter on a number of roads in Handsworth is really bad. People seem to throw waste without thinking where it ends up. However, I’ve seen worse – particularly near Blackpatch park.

  2. Perminder says:

    I have to agree with the previous poster, people seem to have no regard keeping the streets clean. More on the spot fines and policing of rubbish put out streets way before designated council fortnightly collection. Thankfully recent project clean up in Albert Rd was a great success.

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