Ap­peal for vol­un­teer grit­ters

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - FRONT PAGE -

PERTH and Kin­ross Coun­cil is seek­ing vol­un­teers to grit sec­tions of foot­ways over the win­ter months.

Vol­un­teers will be asked to clear pave­ments with a push-along spreader.

Any­one who wants to help their com­mu­nity and is fit enough to use the equip­ment is en­cour­aged to come for­ward.

The spreader and a salt sup­ply will be pro­vided, along with full train­ing and guid­ance.

Vol­un­teers won’t be ex­pected to be out in se­vere weather con­di­tions and no li­a­bil­ity will be placed on them, pro­vided they act in ac­cor­dance with the guid­ance.

Coun­cil leader Ian Camp­bell said: “I would ask our res­i­dents to con­sider vol­un­teer­ing to help with the spread­ers, which are be­ing made avail­able.

“The re­spon­si­bil­ity for the roads and foot­path net­work is huge and any as­sis­tance that can be pro­vided by the lo­cal com­mu­nity is al­ways wel­come.”

Any­one who would like to help can call the coun­cil on 01738 475000.

Rus­sell Hutchi­son, 36, orig­i­nally from Moni­fi­eth, has amassed 200 foot­ball jer­seys — in­clud­ing 46 Dundee tops — since 1989.

The im­pres­sive haul in­cludes match-worn tops from for­mer stars in­clud­ing Clau­dio Canig­gia and Morten Wieghorst.

His trea­sure trove of mem­o­ra­bilia was re­cently fea­tured on the web­site of on­line re­tailer Clas­sic Foot­ball Shirts.

Rus­sell said he is al­ways on the look­out for clas­sic Dundee FC jer­seys.

He said: “I’m par­tic­u­larly keen to get any from the early ’80s.

“I got my first top in 1990 but I only prob­a­bly started col­lect­ing them in 1995. I don’t al­ways go for the most re­cent ones and since things like eBay and Clas­sic Foot­ball Shirts have been more ac­ces­si­ble, I’m al­ways on the look­out.”

Rus­sell, whonowl­ives in Ed­in­burgh, is still a sea­son ticket holder at Dens and can be seen in the Derry stand wear­ing his retro tops.

He added: “I bought my first match­worn top for £4 from a lo­cal char­ity shop. It was from the 1992/93 sea­son with the Kellys Copiers spon­sor. I be­lieve it was worn by Andy Ki­womya, brother of for­mer Ar­se­nal star Chris, that sea­son. I couldn’t tell you how much I’ve splashed through­out the years. One of my prized jer­seys is a match-worn top from the 1995/96 sea­son. It was worn by my child­hood hero Morten Wieghorst.

“I didn’t have to pay any cash for that and man­aged to swap an­other few retro jer­seys with an­other col­lec­tor. That team had a mem­o­rable sea­son

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