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3rd Kingswells big Litter Pick - Saturday 16th April 2016

Categories: Kingswells | Author: Administrator | Posted: 14/04/2016 | Views: 1828
11am to 3pm

The residents of Kingswells are doing it again at 11am, this Saturday (16th April 2016 ), with their third big litter pick; just one year since their very first Kingswells big litter pick.  

Last April 2015, the Kingswells residents and supporting organisations collected 65 bags of rubbish, and a further 25 bags when they cleaned up again in October 2015.  

This years recent winds, rain and general bad weather appears to have increased the litter build-up around the village and the litter problem has multiplied again. 

Organiser Claire Burt, a resident of Kingswells said; “Residents, and employees working in Kingswells and anyone who enjoys helping with a clean up are more than welcome to join us. Every pair of helping-hands are welcome. And the fact people are giving up this time to help is greatly appreciated”.  

Aberdeen City Council, Housing and Infrastructure team are providing the litter picking equipment and protective gloves.  Keep Scotland Beautiful has provided plastic bibs, to protect clothes and to make it easier to spot the litter pickers.  

There are some notable litter ‘hot-spots’. That have been identified by residents via kingswells facebook, and the plan is to try and picked these on Saturday.

Litter hot spots

1.    Tree belt between shops/school and playground – BAD

2.    Verges on entrance to Kingswood Drive at park-and-ride traffic lights

3.    Track between Cromar and Midmar/big field (Scottish Water sign at bottom)

4.    Lane between Bethlyn and Migvie (downhill continuation of 2 to health centre)

5.    Lane along bottom of the big field to Wellside, including wooded area half way along

6.    Wooded glen of the Den Burn, especially on Kingswells Crescent side

7.    Small conifer wood/path-side where the path along south side of Den Burn valley meets Kingswells Crescent
(near the road bridge)

8.    Tree plantation south of care home on Kingswood Drive, running down to the pond

9.    Area beside the pond beside near the care home.

10.   Tree plantation running down from Kingswood Drive towards the pond and care home

11.   The lane between Kingswells Drive and the perimeter road (behind houses on Callum Path)  

12.   Tree plantation at the corner of Kingswells Drive and Kingswood Drive (opposite Kingswood Mews)

13.   Grassy depression where the Den Burn starts on Kingswells Drive (near 11)

All residents, developers, landscape contractors, local businesses and everyone living and working are invited to the litter pick on Saturday 16th April 2016, from 11am to 3pm.  Meeting point is at the bottom of Wellside Ave, Kingswells, by the small turning circle.  



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