Burn clean-up is thanks to group
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