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Community council reports on success of Spring Clean initiative for Wick


By David G Scott

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The Royal Burgh of Wick Community Council (RBWCC) sent out a vote of thanks to all the selfless volunteers involved in the recent Scottish Spring Clean 2022 initiative that took place around the town.

RBWCC co-opted member Allan Bruce said: "I would like to thank everyone that got involved in our recent Scottish Spring Clean 2022 events.

One of the spring clean event around Wick's industrial estate at the airport amassed this huge amount of rubbish. Over 30 volunteers turned out to help with this one alone.
One of the spring clean event around Wick's industrial estate at the airport amassed this huge amount of rubbish. Over 30 volunteers turned out to help with this one alone.

"I would like to mention the fantastic work that the kids from Noss Primary managed to do, really great to see the kids getting involved and the feedback from their teachers was that they really enjoyed taking part. Also great to see local businesses getting involved."

During the month long campaign of action from our the Wick community the uplift of material included 12 cubic metres of waste, with 185 full black bags, 13 tyres, 3 traffic cones, 4 bikes, a sledge, 3 pallets, a bathroom suite along with many other items.

The equivalent of 292 volunteer hours were amassed which Mr Bruce calls "an amazing total that everyone should be proud off".

He added: "Kenny Gow along with his team from Highland Council helped out by uplifting and accepting the waste collected. They also got involved and did their bit by clearing the verges on the main routes into the town.

"Everyone’s efforts have made such an improvement to the community we all live in."

Mr Bruce says that RBWCC will be looking to make next year's event "even bigger and better" and will be encouraging more people and businesses to get involved.

"In the mean time the community council will be spreading the word that littering is everyone's responsibility and encouraging the correct behaviours. If you are out for a walk why not grab a bag and lift what you find out there?"


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