Digbeth-based charity Envision hit the streets of Digbeth yesterday with their volunteers to clean up.
The young volunteers took time out from their half-term break to address the persistent litter issue in Digbeth, focussing on problem areas identified with support from Digbeth Residents Association.
— Iffat J. (@iffat_silent_t) October 28, 2013
This flashmob litter pick was part of Envision’s Truth About Youth programme, which aims to change wider perceptions of young people and show that some care about Digbeth just as much as we do! The volunteers collected umpteen bags of rubbish from around Digbeth, highlighting the fact that more does need to be done by Birmingham City Council and the establishments helping to create litter to tidy up after weekend revellers.
— Ed Bentsi-Enchill (@EdBentsiEnchill) October 28, 2013
As a thank you to Envision, Mace and the young volunteers, Digbeth Residents Association provided a round of hot drinks and cakes in the warm surroundings of the fire at The Spotted Dog. Thank you to John and Sean at The Spotted Dog for opening up especially to give the volunteers a well-earned rest after a hard afternoon’s work!