Burn clean-up is thanks to group

West Lothian Courier - - News -

Vol­un­teers were out in force re­cently to clean up Bar­bauch­law Burn in Black­ridge

staff from West Loth­ian Coun­cil’s cleaner com­mu­ni­ties en­force­ment team, in part­ner­ship with sammy saun­ders from the Beech­brae Project team and lo­cal vol­un­teers car­ried out the work at the burn.

the coun­cil’s flood pre­ven­tion team loaned the clean-up team spe­cial­ist equip­ment to help in the three-quar­ter mile clean-up.

the dozen vol­un­teers and two coun­cil of­fi­cers man­aged to pull over three tonnes of scrap me­tal and other de­bris from the burn in just over three hours.

Jim Jack, West Loth­ian Coun­cil’s head of op­er­a­tional ser­vices, said: “I think lo­cal peo­ple would be shocked at the amount of time, re­sources and money that the coun­cil com­mit each year to clear up ir­re­spon­si­ble lit­ter­ing and fly tip­ping.

“Ev­ery­one knows that fi­nan­cial re­sources are in­cred­i­bly tight for coun­cils and work­ing in part­ner­ship with lo­cal groups and vol­un­teers to en­hance lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties is a pri­or­ity for us. this is a great ex­am­ple of what can be achieved and well done to ev­ery­one in­volved. to clear three tonnes of waste in such a short space of time is in­cred­i­ble.”

Vol­un­teers A big well done to the group of vol­un­teers who cleared tonnes of waste at the burn

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