Partners from BCC & emergency services at Northfield 'All Out Day'
Partners from BCC & emergency services at Northfield ‘All Out Day’

Northfield town centre’s latest ‘All Out Day’ has been hailed a success by organisers, Liz Newton, Manager of Northfield Business Improvement District (BID), and PCSO Mel Foxall from Northfield Neighbourhood Police Team.

The event was held on Monday 11th March, and many agencies came out in force to help clean town centre hotspots and offer advice to the public and businesses.

One of the main issues tackled was a large amount of fly tipping behind Boots and neighbouring shops. Thanks to great team work, Environmental Health Officers searched the rubbish and found two addresses on paperwork, which they will now follow up, and Birmingham City Council’s Neighbourhood Workers then cleared the rubbish.

Throughout the day, various agencies focussed on the town centre:
* Environmental Health investigating fly tipping and doing business visits
* Birmingham City Council’s Neighbourhood Workers clearing fly tipping
* Dog Wardens giving advice
* National Express giving passenger information
* Amey repairing pavements
* Fire Brigade giving smoke alarm advice
* Northfield Neighbourhood Police Team answering questions
* Northfield BID leading The Big Tidy Up, and liaising with National Grid and Severn Trent about road works

Liz Newton from Northfield BID said: “We were delighted by how many people braved the cold – and snow – to come out and support us! The highlight of the day was working together to get a fantastic result in clearing the fly tipping and also gathering valuable evidence to help track down the offenders.”

More photos from the day – click for larger

3 COMMENTS

  1. Its often easy for local people to moan that nobody does anything for the area..well now they have, so lets try and appreciate the efforts of everyone involved in the All Out Day.
    I wish people would stop leaving rubbish bags next to the litter bin in Vineyard Rd, it just brings the whole road down.

  2. I’ve just written to the Evening Mail along the same lines – efforts really are being made by the Council to improve the litter situation and street cleanliness – they’re going to spend £30million government money on doing just that – but the responsibility lies with the people of Birmingham to pick up after themselves! My Mum always told me not to rely on anyone else to tidy up after me – and everyone knows Mums are always right so it is up to us to work with the Council to make a difference.

  3. The council have been good in responding to the problem i highlighted in Vineyard Rd. I believe it is people living near to the bin who put their waste in it and next to it. Its a shame because the lads who live along the road cleared all the pavement in the snow and respect the street..however a few spoil it.
    You are right that people should take responsibility for their actions..i hope they will before they are fined.

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