The City of Wolverhampton Council is calling for volunteers to pitch-in to help clean up Smestow Valley Local Nature Reserve.

To maintain the beauty of the nature reserve, the City Council is encouraging residents and volunteers to help clear items of litter including cans, crisp packets and plastics which currently blight the car park and footpaths in the area.

Interested volunteers are invited to meet on Wednesday 20 February at 10.30am at the car park next to Tiger Wok on Bridgnorth Road, for a 2 hour clean-up of the area.

John Rowley, Smestow Valley Local Nature Reserve enthusiast said: "Smestow Valley is a beautiful nature reserve that is loved by many local residents.

"However, over the winter months, it has been spoiled by dropped litter - which not only blights the green space but also poses a risk to wildlife. 

"I strongly encourage the people of Wolverhampton to spare whatever time you can to help us give Smestow Valley the care and attention it deserves.

"If we all do our bit, we can make the Local Nature Reserve a more attractive place for ourselves, visitors and wildlife."

Volunteers are asked to wrap up warm and bring gloves to take part in the litter pick and invited for refreshments following the work.