Ballater litter clear-up is a success

The debris gathered during the Ballater litter picking event.
The debris gathered during the Ballater litter picking event.

A clear-up in Ballater has rid the community of some of the debris left from the severe flooding in December.

Around 20 volunteers tackled the trail of refuse in the community woodland at the rear of Pannanich Road.

When the floods struck on December 30 it was recycling collection day and the torrents washed away many bins and their contents of paper and plastic.

It ended up with an unsightly trail of rubbish in the woodland.

Janet Riddler, a resident of Pannanich Road, organised a litter picking event last Friday and many bags were filled and waste items collected.

Volunteers who turned up from the neighbourhood and the wider Ballater community have been thanked for their efforts.

Organisers have also expressed their appreciation to Invercauld Estate for their co-operation, Aboyne and Upper Deeside Rotary, Ballater Men’s Probus, and Ballater Business Association for sending volunteers, and the community Facebook site.

Aberdeenshire Council were thanked for providing picking equipment, bags and gloves, and disposing of the refuse.