‘Suite’ success for clean-up

Luggie Park cleanup
Luggie Park cleanup

A three seater settee was just one of the many items collected by volunteers during a clean-up operation in Kirkintilloch’s Luggie Park.

The community group has been targeting various areas in the town as part of a campaign to tackle ongoing problems with litter and other rubbish.

The recent clean up took place on Saturday, May 16 and the organiser would like to thank everyone who went along to help.

She said: “It was a fantastic effort.

“The amount of rubbish we collected would have more than filled a skip.

“It included a leather three seater settee, which required loads of muscle power to pull it out of the River Luggie.

“Goodness knows how it got there, but it seemed that it was in perfectly good condition before it was dumped.

“Other things pulled from the water included some crowd control barriers, a skateboard and a bike.

“There is a proper way to dispose of these items, via the council, not in our beautiful parks and waterways.”

The organisers thanked everyone who took part in the clean-up, including people from neighbouring Milton of Campsie and Lennoxtown.

She added: “We are making a real difference and enjoying good company and fresh air in the process.

“Thanks also to East Dunbartonshire Council Street Scene, who have been supplying bags and equipment and taking away the spoils.”

An earlier clean up along the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal resulted in dozens of bags of fast food litter and empty bottles being collected.

As well as a core group of volunteers turning out for all or part of the day, many canal users stopped to give a helping hand as they were passing.

The next community clean up in Kirktintilloch will be held on Saturday, June 20.

Details are on the Kirkintilloch Action Facebook page.

The organiser appealed for others to join in the campaign and thanked the Kirkintilloch Herald for supporting the community action initiative.

If litter, rubbish and fly-tipping are creating an eyesore in your area the Herald would like to know about it and we can pass that information on to the council. E-mail us at: kirkyherald@jnscotland.co.uk