An event celebrating the efforts of local people and organisations working together to improve the local environment in Wyre Forest is set to take place next week.
Popular litter picking group The Pickup Artists, in partnership with Wyre Forest District Council, will be holding the ‘Litter Pickers Unite’ event in Brinton Park on Tuesday 30 April from 4pm.
Volunteers from The Pickup Artists will be talking to event-goers about the work they are doing all over the district to tackle litter. They will also have a display showcasing their success stories, future plans and even their litter picking equipment.
There will be a stall promoting the Brinton Park Heritage Fund Project. The project, coordinated by Wyre Forest District Council, launched a major consultation exercise earlier in the year to gather people’s ideas for developing the park with more than 500 people taking part. The stall is an opportunity for people to get involved in the project or make suggestions to help shape the final application for a full grant in February 2020.
Wyre Forest District Council’s rangers will also be there highlighting all the ways they are maintaining the district’s many nature reserves as well as recruiting any aspiring rangers between the ages of 8 to 14 to join The Young Rangers Club.
The afternoon will also feature a special visit from conservationist, Jen Loyd-Pain, who will be giving a talk about the important work local organisations are doing to help protect and support Brinton Park’s wildlife.
Local businesses have also got involved in the event with Twiggs (The Emily Jordan Foundation) staying open later to give people an opportunity to look around and buy plants. Anyone who attends the event can also enjoy 20% off food from both Foley’s Fish Bar and The Watermill restaurant and pub.
Linda Draycott, corporate director: community, wellbeing and environment for Wyre Forest District Council, said: “We prioritise keeping the district safe, clean and looking good but we also appreciate the work The Pickup Artists do too.
“The Pickup Artists are a shining example of local people coming together to positively impact the district. We have worked closely with the group throughout the past few years, providing them with litter-picking equipment and black bags as well as disposing of collected litter.
“It’s great to work alongside the group on this event and we hope everyone who comes along can see all the amazing work local organisations are doing in the district.”
Michelle Medler founder of The Pickup Artists said: “We hope this event will appeal to people who want to get out more, meet new people, get fit or just make a difference to where they live.
“There will be a variety of local organisations attending, giving anyone who attends a chance to find out about so many interesting projects going on in Wyre Forest.
“If you would like to have your own stall at the event or are a musician who would be interested in performing on Brinton Park’s bandstand, please do contact The Pickup Artists at firstname.lastname@example.org.”