Autumn clean-up at Mugdock Park

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Volunteers from a group who help to look after Mugdock Park teamed up with staff at the park to do a litter pick.

The 12 Mugdock Association members included two members of staff and the boss of the local McDonald’s restaurant - franchisee Peter O’Keefe. Together, the team all embarked on the challenge of giving the area within Mugdock and around the Water Works a much needed refresh. In all an impressive 20 bags of litter were collected.

Ian Boardley, chairman of the Mugdock Association, said: “It was fantastic to see volunteers from McDonald’s get involved in cleaning up our community. I would like to thank Peter and his team for coming along and showing their support for our litter pick event. It is important that we all come together and make a concerted effort to remove discarded litter and keep Mugdock looking clean and tidy.”

Peter O’Keefe from McDonald’s, said: “I was really pleased that the Mugdock Association reached out to my team and invited us to help support their litter picking event. It’s a key priority of ours to ensure that the local area remains free of litter and an enjoyable place to live, work and visit.

“When local businesses like mine and the community come together to tackle local issues we are able to achieve so much more and this event is a perfect example of this. We would like to thank the Mugdock Association and Ian Boardley in particular for organising this event and I hope that we can carry this on and do many more in the future.”

Aside from supporting larger litter events such as these, McDonald’s restaurants patrol the streets at least three times a day to collect all litter that has been discarded, regardless of its origin.