Volunteers clean up the estate


COMMUNITY campaigners have helped clean up Kinneil Estate.

Around 30 volunteers gave up their time on Saturday morning to take part in  a litter pick. The event was organised by Bo’ness Community Council in association with The Friends of Kinneil, Bonnie Bo’ness, and local Scouts.

Approximately 60 bags of rubbish were collected. Traffic cones, piping, tyres and lots of cans and bottles were found as volunteers scoured the park. The event was organised as part of National Spring Clean, organised by Keep Scotland Beautiful and local partners – which is supporting events around the country. Madelene Hunt from the Community Council said: “We’d like to thank everyone who came along and took part in Saturday’s clean-up. The estate is looking a lot better as a result.” Councillor Adrian Mahoney – the area’s parks convener – was one of the volunteers helping out. He said: “Events like this remind people of the sheer amount of litter being dropped in parks and public spaces like Kinneil Estate. Dropped litter is not only unsightly, it can also cause hazards for animals in the park and also pose a danger to visitors. If everyone took litter home with them we wouldn’t have a problem. I’d like to thank all the volunteers who stopped by to help on Saturday. They made a big difference. However, the battle against litter goes on throughout the year.”

If you’d like to organise your own clean-up, visit http://springclean.keepscotlandtidy.org/

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