A COMMUNITY-spirited team have been busy fishing for shopping trolleys and other discarded objects from a canal in Kidderminster.

The Pickup Artists worked together with The Canal and River Trust to clean up a small part of the canal near Tesco in Weaver's Wharf this morning (Tuesday, February 18).

The team had to stop early after collecting over ten trolleys, bikes, baskets and fencing which filled up their van.

Michelle Medler from The Pickup Artists said: "We have previously been dipping in Stourport but this is the first time we have held one in Kidderminster.

"We hauled out so much this morning that we had to stop. We enjoy it so much we could have kept going.

Kidderminster Shuttle:

"I don't know why you would want to dump trolleys into the canal. I would like to see more people named and shamed when they have been caught.

"We are going to make the canal clean-up more of a regular thing."

She thanked volunteers for their enthusiasm and Tesco for providing free parking and hot drinks for the group.

The Pickup Artists are having their annual general meeting on Friday at Sons of Rest, Sutton Road, starting at 6.30pm.

The public are welcome to the event and enquiries can be made to the.pickup.artists@outlook.com.