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Council backs community clean ups

Angus Council is supporting communities to deal responsibly with fly-tipping, graffiti and other sources of mess in their area.

Angus Council is supporting communities to deal responsibly with fly-tipping, graffiti and other sources of mess in their area.

Angus Council did its bit for a tidier Scotland by launching its Clean-up Angus’ anti-littering campaign on Monday.

Individuals and groups are being encouraged to take the Clean-Up Scotland pledge online. In doing so, they vow to help free their community of litter and graffiti, report incidents of fly-tipping and responsibly dispose of litter and mess in their area.

The council is also on hand to offer support and advice to anyone planning a community clean-up.

The council has offered free promotion of their event in their online calendar and waste services staff can lend litter picking tongs, high visibility clothing, gloves, bags and will uplift the collected rubbish.

Speaking at the launch, the council’s vice-convener of Communities, Councillor Jeanette Gaul said: “Angus is a beautiful county but that natural beauty is being spoiled by a man-made problem – like many other places litter, mess and dog fouling can spoil our communities.

“We can change this by working together with residents, local groups, businesses and schools and have a cleaner Angus.

“The goal of this Clean-Up Angus campaign is quite literally to consign litter, mess and dog fouling to the bin. Cleaning up cost hundreds of thousands of pounds every year so we want less mess not more costly clean-up.

“Through this community based campaign of action against litter and mess we can all take greater pride in Angus. We have so much to be proud of with our lively and welcoming towns, our spectacular scenery, our championship golf courses and our unique heritage. I’d like to urge as many groups, people and businesses to support the Clean-up Angus campaign and make Angus shine!”

For advice on promoting community clean-up events, or to arranging a litter pick call 08452 777 778.

 

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