idverde’s Midlands Horticultural Development Manager, Nicola Clarke, and staff from the Hodge Hill Contract were delighted to be working in partnership with Birmingham City Council, The Friends of Ward End Park and the Washwood Heath Partnership in support of the national Great British Spring Clean campaign.
The campaign, backed by wildlife presenter Steve Backshall and organisations including Keep Britain Tidy, the Women’s Institute, and the RSPCA has resulted in one of the biggest community-led clean-ups, which took place over the first week-end in March.
Needless to say, the Friends of Ward End Park were once again inspired to volunteer a few hours to get outdoors and pick up some of the litter which really blights Ward End Park and the surrounding area.
With the support of idverde, the Washwood Heath Partnership, and Councillor Miriam Kahn, the Friends managed to collect over 20 bags of litter and other rubbish, which included a traffic cone, plastic tubs, a broken push-chair and approximately 20 metres of garden hosepipe that had been fly-tipped in the park.
idverde was delighted to participate alongside the Friends who played their part in helping to make Ward End Park a cleaner place.