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Community joins forces to clean up Brierley Hill beauty spot
3:21pm Friday 8th June 2012 in Local
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A BRIERLEY Hill beauty spot has been given a clean-up by community members intent on cracking down on anti-social behaviour.
In recent years Fens Pool Nature Reserve in Pensnett has become a haven for stray horses, fly-tipping and motorbikes.
To try to stamp out the problem those living nearby raised concerns with their neighbourhood policing team during a recent PACT meeting, which led to cops joining forces with residents, the Prince's Trust programme and Dudley Council staff to tackle the mess during a seven-day blitz of the area.
Brockmoor and Pensnett neighbourhood Sergeant Cliff Tomkinson said:"The aim is to do a massive cleanup of the area and attempt to get the nature reserve back to its picturesque best.
"Fly tipping has become an increasing problem at Fens Pool and the areas where people are fly tipping are very close to confined areas where protected species are inhabited, such as Great Crested Newts.
"The support that we have received from the community is tremendous and it really does show community spirit."