Bit’ bet­ter

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Kenny Smith

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.

Muck­ing in

Mar­garet Ferrier MP helped out at Holmhills Park

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