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Clean Glasgow volunteers in Hillhead litter-pick

By on February 23, 2016

A team of 13 volunteers turned out to help clean up the streets of Hillhead this week.

Residents, students and neighbourhood improvement volunteers joined in for the Clean Glasgow litter-pick in Gibson Street, Bank Street and Otago Street.

Hillhead local Graeme Bald helped lead the clean-up said: “It was terrific to see people taking ownership of the area and getting involved in their community. We had a great afternoon out in the sunshine cleaning up streets in and around Hillhead. 

“There seems to be a consensus among a lot of people that if they drop litter someone else will pick it up, so it’s important to talk to people when we are out to change attitudes to throwing things away in the street.”

The clean-up is part of a joint effort between community group Action Hillhead, the University of Glasgow and their environmental sustainability team to help keep the area tidy. And it comes as Clean Glasgow steps up efforts to make the city a cleaner and safer place, working with residents to try and share responsibility for the environment.

Clean Glasgow is the city’s long-term campaign to tackle the issues of littering, dog fouling, fly tipping, fly posting and graffiti, established in 2007. Get in touch via the My Glasgow mobile device app (available free from Google Play and Windows store) or telephone 0300 343 7027.

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