VOLUNTEERS are set to take to the streets of Gornal and Pensnett this weekend as part of a huge clean-up organised by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street.

Andy’s Street Clean Weekend will see litter-picks co-ordinated with existing community groups, to create a massive region-wide clean-up.

Volunteers will be in Humphrey Street, Gornal, opposite Church of St James' from 10am till noon on Saturday, September 14 and in The Coppice, Pensnett, with Mike Wood MP at 11am on Sunday September 15.

Mr Street said: “My Street Clean Weekend is about showing real pride in your community and working together to improve the place where you live.

“Rubbish and litter are one of those things that can impact on the quality of life in a community, and this weekend is about bringing people together to make a difference by clearing it away.

“We have been amazed by the response we’ve had from volunteers and local groups who are prepared to give up their time, roll up their sleeves and help clean up areas that have been identified as in need of attention.

“Across the West Midlands we are already blessed with dedicated volunteer groups who regularly organise litter-picks in their communities.

"We have co-ordinated with them and organised lots of other clean-ups for this weekend."

Clean-ups are also taking place at King George VI Park, Kingswinford, on Sunday September 15, at 9.30am and across Birmingham as well as in Walsall, Wolverhampton and Coventry. Mr Street will attend as many events as he can.

Groups taking part are being urged to share the results of their work via social media using #StreetClean and #ProudoftheWM.