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Residents and visitors to Bromsgrove District can help keep their local area clean, tidy and litter free thanks to a brand new 2 Minute Litter Pick initiative.

An ‘inland’ version of the 2 Minute Beach Clean, and developed by the same organisers, the 2 Minute Litter Pick is a national scheme which aims to encourage residents to pick up litter quickly and easily, providing the equipment necessary to do this.

Over the next few weeks, residents may notice the 2 Minute Litter Pick boards going up in locations near them in shared community spaces, outside shops, near schools, in parks etc.

The 2 Minute Litter Pick boards hold two litter pickers and bags to collect litter in and taking part is easy:
1.    Take a picker and bag and get collecting.
2.    Recycle where possible and empty the litter from the bag in a normal litter bin.
3.    Return the bags and litter picker to the board for the next person to use.
4.    Take a selfie or a photo and share it using the hashtag #2minutelitterpick to help spread the word about the project and encourage other people to take part.

One of the first areas to receive a board was Lickey End and visitors can now use the equipment to keep the area looking tidy. The board is being looked after by Vicky’s Convenience Store who have taken on the role of board “Guardian”.

A spokesperson from Vicky’s Convenience Store and Post Office in Lickey End, said: “We are really proud of our little corner of the district and are keen to keep it looking nice and clean. It is a shame that some residents drop litter, but now anyone passing by has the means to pick it up without worrying about getting dirty or where it’s come from. We’re proud to be one of the first guardians of the boards and hope other residents take part.”

The boards have been purchased with grant funding from the Ministry of Communities and Local Government.