Who doesn’t love a spring clean? Reducing litter, combatting climate change, protecting our open space’s and getting fresh air- what’s not to love. Keeping Scotland Beautiful, Scotland’s Climate charity have developed a campaign that impacts not only our part of the planet but the people who live, work, and play here.
Spring Clean Scotland which launches on Friday 17, is a four-week community campaign encouraging volunteer groups and local authorities to roll up their sleeves and organise litter picking events and activities that directly target reducing the amount of litter spoiling our landscape. Each bag filled will be collected and disposed of properly, and counted so that a collective understanding of the impact of the campaign can be shared with those supporting as volunteers and the wider public.
Young people across the region are invited to take part in the Litter League competition. This is an opportunity for young people across Scotland to not only take part in cleaning up Scotland – but to compete against each other to find out who is a #SpringCleanScotland champion! With awards and prizes up for grabs this healthy competition is a way to educate and reward younger generations whilst they clean up
Councillor Ian Blake, Chair of the Communities Committee, said “I’m really pleased that the Council is participating in the Keeping Scotland Beautiful’ s Spring Clean Scotland Campaign. It is a fantastic campaign that we as a council and our local communities are passionate about. Supporting our committed volunteer groups who already do outstanding work to tackle the problem of litter across the region is something we’ve done for a long time as a local authority. Litter is a huge issue and we need to work together to tackle it head on, which signing up to this national campaign does. I encourage the public to join a litter picking event or work with their Ward officers to create their own and hope they feel empowered by the impact they are making to their surroundings.”
Councillor Jackie McCamon, Vice Chair of the Communities Committee, said “I encourage the public to join a litter picking event or work with their Ward officers to create their own and hope they feel empowered by the impact they are making to their surroundings. Tackling climate change is a priority for our council and we cannot underestimate the impact that these events will make.”
Community groups are in D&G are encouraged to register their event and find out more by emailing [email protected] and keep Up-to-date with scheduled events by following Dumfries and Galloway Councils Facebook page (Dumfries and Galloway Council) and Twitter feed (@dgcouncil).
To find the contact details of your local ward worker please visit – Ward working – Dumfries and Galloway Council (dumgal.gov.uk) .
More information regarding Keeping Scotland Beautiful campaign visit www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org.