Stourport Riverside was treated to an extra spring clean last week thanks to the efforts of a local guide group.

Around 12 members of 3rd Stourport (Methodist) Guides spent a couple of hours picking up litter, filling around half a dozen black bags with rubbish.

Guide leader Sally Davis organised the litter pick with support from Wyre Forest District Council who provided tabards, litter pickers and black bin bags. Sally heard about the council’s efforts to keep the district clean and green and thought it would be great to get the guide group involved.

Stourport Guides Litter Pick Web

Sally, who is pictured with the volunteers, said: “We like to encourage the Guides to do something for their local community when we plan the meetings, and this is what they wanted to do.

“We met up down the Riverside in Stourport, looked around and got advice from Sarah Davis where to pick.  The girls looked hard to find any rubbish and were competitive too.  Thank you to WFDC for letting us use your pickers and sacks and being there for us.”

Wyre Forest District Council’s Place Coordinator Sarah Davis said: “I’d like to thank the young people who took part in the litter pick. We are putting a lot of energy into keeping the district clean and looking good, and welcome any opportunity to support local community groups and businesses with initiatives like this.”