NO FEWER than 140 bags of litter were collected in the Nechells
area of Birmingham, not to mention bulky items
such as old mattresses. Organised by Churches Together in
Nechells, a workforce of 70 volunteers gathered on a
Saturday morning last month, including worshippers at St
The Assistant Curate of Aston and Nechells, the Revd Becky
Jones, said that it was great to see people getting together to
make a difference: "It's really rewarding to work with others who
also love the area."
At lunchtime, people downed tools and were more than ready for
the two barbecues: one at the side of St Matthew's, the other in
the Nechells Outreach Centre. There was a generous variety of food
supplied by local businesses, including two Chinese restaurants,
Blakemores, Cleone Foods, and Tesco.
Members of staff from Co-op Funeral Care had also joined in, and
the van to remove the rubbish had been supplied by Birmingham City