A group of dedicated volunteers who work hard keeping the streets and public spaces of Frankley clean have featured on a BBC One show this morning (Monday 11th September).
Frankley Street Champions (FSC) was formed by local residents Ian Bruckshaw and Bruce Pitt who were fed up with seeing litter in the streets and took it upon themselves to pick it up.
Now, the group of volunteers – funded by Frankley Parish Council and supported by Birmingham City Council – has its own tipper truck for collecting fly-tipped rubbish and is used across the city and beyond as an example of great work by active and determined citizens.
The group was featured on BBC One’s show Dom on the Spot this morning.
When asked for comment, co-founder Bruce Pitt humbly told B31 Voices: “We’re just ordinary people doing extraordinary things.”
Cllr Andy Cartwright said: “Frankley Street Champions are a credit to their community and their city.”
If you’re interested in helping out Frankley Street Champions, please email Ian Bruckshaw
Watch Dom on the Spot (Series 2 Episode 6): Click the image to view on BBC iPlayer (from 36’30”)
Cover image by Malcolm Keating