Volunteers who spend hundreds of hours a year keeping their local park clean and tidy in Birmingham say they're now doing the work the council should be doing.
The group collect litter and empty rubbish bins to help the park keeper - but that role has now been removed.
Mark Gough has been down to see the community in action...
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Jimmy Pierce from the Vegan Society told ITV News today that the badger cull is 'ineffective, inhumane and entirely unnecessary.'
The Vegan Society are asking people to cut out dairy from their diet to remove the demand for cows milk and stop the need for badger culling.
Hundred of protesters gathered in Birmingham city centre today to protest against planned badger culls.
The protesters gathered in Centenary Square, outside the annual conference of the National Farmers' Union (NFU). The NFU says badger culling is necessary to stop the spread of disease in dairy cows, but the protesters disagree.
They want the government to put a stop to badger culling altogether.
ITV News Central has been out in Derbyshire learning which foods you can forage for free, to save money and get some unique flavours.
Expert forager Chris Bax gives tips on staying safe when picking wild plants.
The Environment Agency is clearing waterways of waste as inspectors prepare for rain over the winter months.
John Buckingham is from the Environment Agency.
The Environment Agency is warning of an increased risk of flooding this winter. After days of rain in recent weeks, the ground in many parts of the Midlands is saturated.
Figures show around 620 properties were flooded across the Midlands between April 2012 and March of this year. During the same period, the Environment Agency issued 432 flood warnings with more than three quarters of them between November and January.
To minimise the impact of potential floods on homes this year, workers are now clearing watercourses where there's been flooding in the past.
More than 600 home owners in Staffordshire are protesting over a planning application to erect wind turbines close to their properties.
Residents of Aston Lodge Park, in Stone, say it's been fast tracked and say they were only given 14 days to file objections..
Staffordshire Borough Council say all legal requirements were met.