Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be taking part in a big clean up event this Saturday on the Caddick Farm Estate in Great Wyrley.
"There are several alley ways that are overflowing with rubbish which is blocking possible escape routes for the residents, should there be a fire."
Firefighters from Brewood along with partners of the Community Safety Partnership and members of the community will be split into six teams. They will then be assigned to certain areas on the estate to assist with making improvements by removing graffiti, strimming, weeding, litter picking and removing rubble.
During the day firefighters will also be taking referrals for the free Home Fire Risk Checks
Assistant Area Commander, Neil Pedersen said: “We are targeting this estate as it has been identified as a high risk area. There are several alley ways that are overflowing with rubbish which is blocking possible escape routes for the residents, should there be a fire. Another concern is the overcrowded parking which could potentially obstruct access for fire engines trying to get through.”
The Caddick Farm Clean-Up Day was the idea of the local district councillors in Great Wyrley, Councillors Kath Perry, Janet Johnson, Kath Williams, Brian Bates and Ray Perry.
The local councillors are leading on a new locality project to help regenerate the local estate and have promised more events to help build community spirit.
Dave Heywood, Deputy Chief Executive at South Staffordshire Council said: “This is a big project for us and all of the other agencies involved. There’s a lot of work to be done but by helping to organise days like these for the local community we’re hoping to get everyone involved in helping to sort out some of the small things which could make a big difference”.
The clean up will take place between 10am and 2pm. Following the event a hog roast will be available for the clean up teams and the local community on Norfolk Grove Green.