Businessman Andrew Fletcher was so impressed by Wyre Forest District Council’s efforts to clean up the area, that he decided to roll up his sleeves and get stuck in himself.
Andrew, who works for CHEP Brambles as European programme manager, dedicated three days of his time working with a council team picking up litter in and around Power Station Road, Stourport.
He said he wanted to give something back to the community after being impressed with new signs installed by the council and the customer service he received after raising concerns about litter problems in Stourport.
“There has definitely been an improvement since the signs were installed. I am very grateful for the council’s response and customer service I have received and I wanted to contribute in the good work being done and to show local residents that they can join in, to keep our town clean,” he said.
Andrew teamed up with the council team to empty bins and litter pick the area. It’s not the first time Andrew has got stuck in to help the community – he has previously helped rangers repair a walkway on Spennells and helped move cattle at Puxton Marsh.
Deputy council leader and cabinet member for operational services Councillor Ian Hardiman said: “I’d like to thank Mr Fletcher for his time and effort. This is a great example of the council working with local people to tackle problems head on and improve the environment for all.
“We take great pride in keeping Wyre Forest safe, clean and looking good. It’s even more satisfying when local residents and businesses join with us to make positive things happen.”