There was a great turnout for the first Holmhills Community Woodland Park litter pick up.
There were around 25 volunteers, who turned up in the sun on Sunday afternoon, where the youngest helper was two, and the oldest was 65.
It proved to be a hugely successful event, as over the course of the afternoon, they were able to fill around 50 bags of rubbish.
The event was organised by Michelle Farmer, who thanked everyone who came along.
She said: “It was an intergenerational community event, and I want to thank everyone who helped.
“We filled approximately 50 bags, and these were collected by South Lanarkshire Council’s land services at the end.
“The community payback team were also onsite in another part of the park improving a much-needed pathway.
“Thank you to all the volunteers and local organisations who engaged in this event to make Holmhills a ‘litter’ bit better!”
Michelle passed on her thanks to the following:
South Lanarkshire Council land services, who provided litter pickers and bags.
South Lanarkshire Council countryside rangers, and Abi who helped with the clean up and provided more pickers and supplied dog poo bags for local park users.
Keep Scotland Beautiful, who provided plastic vests, donation leaflets and thank you stickers. Cambuslang’s Project 31. The 150th Scout Group, at Cambuslang Parish Church.
Local MP Margaret Ferrier and her assistant Derec Thomson, who helped out.
Cambuslang West councillor, Richard Tullett.
Cambuslang Community Council members John Bachtler and Iain McKenzie. All the local community residents, Wood artist Allan, who made some fantastic signs made from wood in the park. They have been attached to the trees welcoming locals into the park.
She also thanked the following for donations:
Tesco Burnside’s community champion Karen Jarvie, who provided biscuits, cakes and plastic bottles of water.
Morrison’s Cambuslang and Stacey, who provided large multipacks of crisps and bottled water packs,
Lidl Rutherglen’s James, for packs of cartoons of juice.
Jodi for baking a beautiful cheesecake.
Margaret Ferrier MP helped out at Holmhills Park