Community Council organise Reston spring clean

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RESTON Community Council have issued a rallying call for residents to pull on their wellies and yellow tabards to give the village a thorough spring clean on Sunday, April 17.

Tired of the crisp bags, juice bottles and other litter that is spoiling Reston Village, the Community Council decided to organise a clean up event as part of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s National Spring Clean 2011 and they are on the look out for some willing volunteers.

Commenting on the event, Chairman of the Community Council Logan Inglis said: “We want to encourage as many volunteers as possible to come and take part in our spring clean.

“Litter removal from Scotland’s streets costs over £100 million a year which could be spent on other services.

“We hope our clean up will show others that we have pride in Reston village and by working together we can take responsibility for our surroundings and show that dropping litter is unacceptable.”

The Community Council will be joining hundreds of other community groups, schools, youth clubs, environmental organisations, voluntary groups, businesses and individuals who will be spring cleaning their local areas.

In fact, last April more than 83,000 volunteers took part in clean up events as part of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s National Spring Clean.

And they gathered enough litter to fill 42,000 standard wheelie bins – proving that even each individual volunteer’s small contribution really does make a huge difference.