Volunteers pledge to improve treasured green space in Dudley

Community volunteers and councillors have formed a new group with the aim of improving a popular green space in Dudley.

Alex Holl, far left, with councillors and volunteers at the latest clean-up at Parkes Hall Pool
Alex Holl, far left, with councillors and volunteers at the latest clean-up at Parkes Hall Pool

Parkes Hall Community Group have launched a series of work days and litter picks in the Parkes Hall Pool area, which is owned by Severn Trent and is connected to the Wrens Nest National Nature Reserve.

Local residents Alex Holl said the group was formed after being saddened to see that some people using the pool were not treating it properly.

He organised a recent event there with the support of Upper Gornal and Woodsetton councillors Adam Aston and Keiran Casey.

Mr Holl said: "We are going to be organising further work days and litter picks in the coming months and we hope that more and more local residents and businesses will want to get involved to keep the site tidy."

Councillor Casey said a meeting had been arranged with Severn Trent to see what support could be offered.

He said: "It's great to see the work that Alex and local residents that use the site are doing.

"It was great to attend the recent day of work and do some litter picking to tidy up the site and we're grateful to Alex and the group for the work they are doing and also to local group Razza Rats for helping and for the great work they are doing right across the borough to rid local nature sites of litter and rubbish."

Councillor Aston added: "This is a great example of local residents coming together to improve a local space that we all value and it's great that we are able to support the work they are doing."

To get involved in supporting the group email alexh1601@gmail.com.

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