Eco-warrior mum finds lawnmower dumped in a bush!

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A DETERMINED mum who is waging war on litter in Kirkintilloch says it’s a great way to get fresh air and keep fit.

Elizabeth Cross goes out almost every day to collect litter and other debris in and around Badenoch Road, Langmuir Road, Auchendavie Road and Waterside Road, in Kirkintilloch.

And that’s why she has been nominated by neighbours for a Herald Community Champion/Civic Pride award.

Elizabeth started her litter campaign after taking early retirement in June last year.

The 54-year-old, from Lorn Place, said: “You wouldn’t believe what people throw away. I once found a lawnmower dumped in a bush.

“Sometimes I’m out for an hour or two. It gets me out in the fresh air and keeps me fit.

“Most people say ‘thanks for doing this’, but some look at me like I’m crazy, but I’m not.”

She added: “I do get quite annoyed that so much rubbish is dumped.

“I live in a nice wee estate where people look after their gardens and take pride in the area.”

If you know of an individual or group who should be recognised for the work they do in the community please get in touch with the Herald.

Send nominations to: Civic Pride Initiative, Herald Offices, 11 Dalrymple Court, Kirkintilloch, G66 3AA.

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BAGS OF ENERGY: Elizabeth is pictured.