East Haven is keeping it together

The volunteers were hard at work with BBC2's Beechgrove Garden crew on the East Haven community Garden last year.
The volunteers were hard at work with BBC2's Beechgrove Garden crew on the East Haven community Garden last year.

East Haven Together has joined in with Keep Scotland Beautiful’s celebration of 50 years of community environmental improvement.

Beautiful Scotland, administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful, a member of the RHS Bloom Federation, recognises the efforts of local authorities and communities which work tirelessly to improve their surroundings and East Haven Together hopes to benefit from this.

Carole Noble, Director at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “Keep Scotland Beautiful is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and we are delighted that East Haven Together is taking part in Beautiful Scotland to help us celebrate.

“For half a century, local authorities and communities have been working together and we sometimes forget the massive impact that a clean and green environment has on people.

“But, there is ample evidence that a good local environment can deliver a broad range of associated benefits in terms of physical and mental health and wellbeing, community cohesion and civic pride, and the creation of economic opportunities.”

Councillor Jeannette Gaul, chairperson of Angus Council’s Pride in Place member officer group, said: “When it comes to having a pride in where you live, the people of East Haven set a shining example for other community groups to follow.

“The determination they show to tackle litter and the pleasure they take in nurturing beautiful gardens helps to enhance the community’s wellbeing and quality of life.

“We at Angus Council are delighted to work in partnership with any community group or organisation that is passionate about making their communities beautiful spaces for residents and visitors alike.”