Bonnie Banchory is calling on the people of the town to show their community spirit and come out to blitz the litter as part of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s National Spring Clean on Sunday (May 6).
Volunteers of all ages who want to participate are asked to meet at 2pm either in the Bellfield Park or at the Hill of Banchory School. The clean up should take approximately one to two hours and volunteers are asked to attend suitably dressed and take a pair of thick, protective gloves. Tabards and collection bags will be provided and litter pickers also, where possible.
Bonnie Banchory members hope that their actions will show the rest of the community how big an issue litter has become and that dropping rubbish is not acceptable. Not only do littered streets and parks damage business and tourism opportunities, but it also costs Scottish council taxpayers £65m a year to clean.
Margaret Paterson, of Bonnie Banchory said: “We want to encourage as many volunteers as possible to take part in the town’s clean up. It will show others that we have pride in our town and its environment. We are delighted that once again Tesco has offered to provide refreshments at the store after the litter pick and we hope that the weather will be good so that as many people will turn out on the day.”