Posted by: ed | April 9, 2013

Help clean-up Kinneil on April 14

cleanupkinneilRESIDENTS are being encouraged to take part in a weekend litter pick.

Bo’ness Community Council has joined forces with The Friends of Kinneil to run the clean-up at Kinneil Estate in Bo’ness on Sunday, April 14, 2013.

Volunteers are being urged to meet at the top car park, by Kinneil Woods, at 10 a.m.

Madelene Hunt, the chair of Bo’ness Community Council, said: "We’re pleased to organise this annual event in conjunction with The Friends of Kinneil. I hope lots of visitors – and dog walkers – will take a free bin bag and collect some litter. You can do as little or as much as you want. All help is welcome."

She added: "We aim to finish around noon and will have some drinks and snacks for volunteers.  The event is usually well supported and I hope this year will be no different."

Maria Ford from The Friends of Kinneil, said:  "If you’ve got some time to spare on Sunday, April 14 – come along and join in the clean-up.

"Falkirk Council will supply gloves and bags – all you need to do is come along and help. Children are welcome, but must be supervised by an adult."

She added: "We’re organising Kinneil House open days on April 20 and 21, so we want the surrounding Kinneil Estate to look its very best for visitors. Hopefully the clean-up will help."

The event is being organised as part of the wider Clean Up Falkirk and Clean Up Scotland campaigns.

Carole Noble, Head of Environmental Services for Keep Scotland Beautiful – behind the Clean Up Scotland campaign – said: "The Friends of Kinneil and Bo’ness Community Council are to be commended for the difference they are making to Kinneil Estate. They take great pride in their surroundings and people like them are the foundation of our Clean Up Scotland campaign."

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NOTES TO EDITORS

1. Details of clean up:

  • Date:  Sunday, April 14, 2013
  • Time:  10 a.m. to noon
  • Location:  Kinneil Estate, Bo’ness – meet at top car park beside Kinneil Woods.
  • Contact name:  Madelene Hunt on 01506 829526.

2. Keep Scotland Beautiful is an independent charity which takes action, campaigns and  educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues affecting quality of  life. It is working to make Scotland clean and green, today and tomorrow.

3. Clean Up Scotland aims to involve one million people in making Scotland shine. In the short-term, the campaign aims to encourage people to participate in local clean ups to remove the litter and mess that blights our landscape. Keep Scotland Beautiful is also asking people to sign a pledge agreeing to responsible every-day action. Clean Up Scotland will celebrate, reward and highlight success where these improvements are delivered. In the longer-term, the campaign aims to change behaviour so that littering becomes as socially  unacceptable in future as drink-driving is today.

4. More information can be found at www.cleanupscotland.com, and the pledge can be signed at www.cleanupscotland.com/pledge

5. For media enquiries relating to Keep Scotland Beautiful or the national Clean Up Scotland Campaign, please contact Message Matters – Peter Duncan on 07740 469949 or Andy Maciver on 07855 261244.

6. To find out more about The Friends of Kinneil, visit www.kinneil.org.uk/friends

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