Clarkston set for a spring dust down

Spring cleaners will be hoping for better weather than at last year's litter pick
Spring cleaners will be hoping for better weather than at last year's litter pick

It’s spring clean time for the I Love Clarkston campaign on March 14.

The Business Improvement District (BID) — made up of local businesses trying to improve their high street — is out and about on the Saturday in response to residents who say that clean streets rate high on the agenda for Clarkston.

BID co-ordinator Justyna Krupinska told The Extra: “The issue of cleanliness has always been on the BID’s agenda, none more so than this year.

“After having had an independent business and customer survey conducted at the beginning of January, we found that many were extremely concerned about the litter problem in the area.

“It’s clear that people want to see change, with over 90 per cent saying they would find a clean up campaign beneficial for Clarkston and would even be happy to take part.”

The spring clean up day is open to all, with East Renfrewshire Council providing equipment and a team of helpers from its cleansing department.

The event has also been registered with the national Keep Scotland Beautiful initiative.

Justyna added: “We are extending our invitation to local councillors and MSPs, hoping to escalate the litter problem in Clarkston and find a solution to chewing gum on our pavements.

“We are certain that this clean up day will gain the community’s support, and by working together we can make a real difference in our town.”

The event runs 10am until 2pm, meeting at Clarkston Hall car park. High vis jackets, gloves, bags and litter pickers will be provided — to register interest or find out more, email justyna.krupinska@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk.