Uddingston and Bothwell clean up

CLEANING UP . . . some of the Uddingston Pride members and volunteers.
CLEANING UP . . . some of the Uddingston Pride members and volunteers.

THE villages of Bothwell and Uddingston were spruced up for spring as local enviornmental groups organised their annual litter pick and spring clean.

Both events - organised by Brighter Bothwell and Uddingston were due to be held last month but were called off due to the weather.

Uddingston Pride member Alex Stephen said its clean up went very well, although the number of volunteers was down from previous years.

He said: “The postponement meant we held our litter pick up in the middle of the school holidays, resulting in only a few children turning up.

“Nevertheless we cleaned up several hotspots, namely the Station Lane, Post Office car park and Glasgow Road.

“We will arrange further clean ups now that the clocks have changed. We had about 30 helpers and we were very happy with the amount of work we managed to get through.”

And in Bothwell around 25 volunteers gathered around 75 bags of rubbish and covered a wide range of areas, including the nature trail and woodlands.

Brighter Bothwell chairman Harry Marsh said: “It was very successful and we managed to cover all the areas we wanted.

“However one thing which was noticeable was the amount of dog fouling.

“It was everywhere. It’s an issue which we may well look to take up further down the line.”