Clean-up task force is look­ing for vol­un­teers

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Vol­un­teers are be­ing sought to help keep com­mu­ni­ties like To­ry­glen, Castlemilk, King’s Park and Croft­foot clean.

Glasgow City Coun­cil want peo­ple to come for­ward and join their En­vi­ron­men­tal Task Force.

A re­cruit­ment drive has been launched to en­cour­age peo­ple to join more than 500 ded­i­cated vol­un­teers across the city who take pride in their com­mu­ni­ties and or­gan­ise lit­ter picks.

Neigh­bour­hood im­prove­ment vol­un­teers (NIVs) are sup­plied with equip­ment such as lit­ter pick­ers, gloves and tabards by the Task Force. Vol­un­teers either carry out in­di­vid­ual lit­ter picks or or­gan­ise larger com­mu­nity events - de­pend­ing on how much time they want to ded­i­cate.

Coun­cil­lor Frank McAveety, leader of Glasgow City Coun­cil and chair of the task force, said: “Glasgow’s army of more than 500 neigh­bour­hood im­prove­ment vol­un­teers take real pride in their com­mu­ni­ties and the work they do in their own ar­eas is truly in­spi­ra­tional.

“I’d urge any­one with a love of their neigh­bour­hood to con­sider be­com­ing a NIV. They’ll re­ceive equip­ment and sup­port from the task force and be do­ing their bit to help Glasgow’s com­mu­ni­ties flour­ish.”

Tweet the En­vi­ron­men­tal Task Force @theen­vtask­force for de­tails.

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