On a blustery spring day members of Newton Stewart Rotary Club and The Cree Valley Community Council met up at the Douglas Ewart High School to clean up some of the streets around Newton Stewart, under the auspices of the Keep Scotland Tidy ‘National Spring Clean’ umbrella.
Participants paired up and worked through a number of the streets and side streets between the Ewart and Victoria Street, including Windsor Road, Victoria Lane, York Road and the gardens across form the HBOS bank. A total of 27 bin bags were collected in approximately two hours. Most of the rubbish was crisp packets, sandwich wrappers and plastic drinks bottles, with a fair smattering of glass beer bottles and empty glasses. All in all, the collectors were pleasantly surprised about how clean some of the areas were, although there was still lots to pick up!
Thanks must go to June McKinstry at DG First in Stranraer for the kind loan of litter pickers and supplying bin bags and to National Spring Clean for hi-vis bibs to help the event run more smoothly. The youngest litter picker was Martine Bennyworth, who came along with her grandma, Mary.
The Rotary Club of Newton Stewart is made up of professionals within the community who seek to help both the local area and build relationships worldwide.
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