Clean-up squad tackle town’s lit­ter

Blairgowrie Advertiser - - NEWS -

Vol­un­teers from en­vi­ron­men­tal group Pride of Place or­gan­ised the Coupar An­gus con­tri­bu­tion to the Clean Up Scot­land cam­paign at the week­end.

Nearly 20 peo­ple cov­ered most of the town in a con­certed ef­fort of lit­ter pick­ing be­fore en­joy­ing re­fresh­ments do­nated by Greggs.

Or­gan­is­ers said the amount of lit­ter in the town is down, which they say re­flects the good work of Paul, the town cleaner, and the ef­forts of Coupar An­gus res­i­dents to im­prove their en­vi­ron­ment.

How­ever, dog poo bags were still found in a num­ber of ar­eas, in­clud­ing by the burn where the im­prove­ment work is tak­ing place, and cig­a­rette ends con­tinue to be dis­carded by many smokers.

A spokepser­son for the group said:“This lit­ter pick was not a one-off.

“Coupar An­gus Pride of Place will con­tinue to sup­port Paul in mak­ing our town a good en­vi­ron­ment to live and work in, and con­trib­ute to our chances of pro­mot­ing Scot­land and Perthshire by again be­ing the best in the whole of Bri­tain in our cat­e­gory of this year’s Bri­tain in Bloom com­pe­ti­tion.”

This Satur­day Pride of Place will be hold­ing a fundrais­ing cafe in the Y on Union Street from 10am un­til 2pm.

Their an­nual plant sale takes place on Satur­day, May 27, in the town hall.

Pride Some of the vol­un­teers at the lit­ter pick

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