Argyll and Bute Council to join national coalition of supporters for the Clean Up Scotland campaign and will work with the independent environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful to address local issues.
Clean Up Scotland is a mass engagement campaign which aims to involve a million people in action against litter and mess ahead of a big year for Scotland in 2014. As well as The Homecoming, Scotland will host two of the biggest sporting events in the world – The Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup.
Keep Scotland Beautiful is Scotland’s leading force acting, campaigning and training others to clean up local environments and to change the behaviour which blights our urban and rural landscape
Mark Bevan, Campaign Director of the Clean Up Scotland campaign, said, ‘’We’re delighted that Argyll and Bute Council is on board with the campaign’’
“Clean Up Scotland is a crucial campaign for Scotland – the eyes of the world will be on us when we host the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup in 2014, and we don’t want them to see litter and mess.
“We want Argyll and Scotland to shine when the world is watching, and we're looking to work together to make Scotland the cleanest country in Europe.’’
Policy Lead for Roads and Amenity Services, Councillor Ellen Morton, said, ‘’We are delighted to joint his national campaign and will be fully supporting it. We hope that by supporting this campaign we can make a real difference throughout Argyll and Bute’’
‘’We would encourage as many people as possible to sign the pledge and join the campaign’’
The Clean Up Scotland campaign follows on from the council’s previous National Spring Clean initiatives with one important addition. Rather than simply focusing on litter, the campaign focuses on the ‘6 evils’ of litter, dog fouling, flytipping, flyposting, graffiti and abandoned vehicles.
Argyll and Bute Council will support local groups organising events across the area – it will provide bin bags, uplift free of charge from clean-ups and lend litter picking equipment. To arrange, please call 01546 605514
Anyone can sign the campaign pledge at Keep Scotland Beautiful