Litter Watch was set up in 1997 to assist local people by supplying information, advice and support on how to report litter problems to the relevant individual, landowner or authority, responsible for clearing it up, making sure they carry out their legal obligations.
A vital part of our charity's work is education and the promotion of environmental awareness. Litter Watch works to educate members of the public, not only on their environmental rights but also to be more aware of the problems that litter can cause. Our main focus for this lies with educating young minds on many environmental issues. This was conducted in Sandwell schools via our environmental education programme 'Think Before You Throw' from 2000-2011 and with our Eco Bus from 2011 to present day! We are also extremely proud to be the founding partner of The Big Spring Clean (link to page) which celebrated its 10th Anniversary year in 2016.
As well as receiving the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, we are delighted to be celebrating 20 years of making a difference in Sandwell.
Sadly, our beloved Chairman, and friend, Bob Lloyd passed away in February 2020. Our hearts were broken at his sudden untimely death. Bob worked tirelessly for the community for which he worked and lived. Bob had lots of passions, especially for the environment. He championed the work of Litter Watch throughout its 23 years exisitence.
We know Bob is missed by all his family, friends and colleagues. There's always a place in our hearts for this kind man.