Bo'ness residents urged to join town's big spring clean

The week-long Big Bo'ness Street Spring Clean - asking residents to clean up their street - takes place next month.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 1:00 pm
Some of what the group collected at Kinglass Community Woodland.

Organised by The Bo'ness Community Clean-Up Group, the event from April 11-17 encourages locals to take pride in their town and pick-up any litter they see.

Anne Travers from the group said: "Bo’ness has a great community spirit which has been demonstrated over many years and we need to use that spirit to tidy our beautiful town of the litter that makes our streets so uninviting. Let’s make littering unacceptable.”

Those taking part are encouraged to use a litter picker to collect the litter. If you require equipment visit www.falkirk.gov.uk/services/bins-rubbish-recycling/rubbish-litter/cleanups.aspx.

Speaking about the recent work done by the Bo’ness Community Clean-Up Group since they were founded last October, Anne added: “We have now met four times (socially distanced) to try and clear litter from particular spots. Opposite the Academy, Victoria Park, the Flints (38 bags) and Kinglass Community Woodland (over 60 bags).

"We will be going back to Kinglass on March 28 to continue our clean up and we hope to have some Duke of Edinburgh Award pupils taking part as well. In addition we have many members picking up litter on a regular basis in and around Bo'ness.”