Spring clean for Fife's Coastal Path
Archived news: published on Tuesday 12 Mar 2019 by Fife Council
Take part in the national Spring Clean 2019 of Fife's Coastal Path
Fife communities are being asked to take part in the national Spring Clean 2019 of Fife’s Coastal Path.
Keep Scotland Beautiful’s national campaign is aiming to get as many community groups, businesses, schools, individuals and other organisation working together to clean-up Scotland.
Fife Council along with Fife Coast and Countryside Trust are in full support of Spring Clean 2019 and are encouraging locals to get involved and organise their own clean-ups along the 117 miles of Fife Coastal Path and beaches. The clean-ups will tackle the problem of illegal dumping, land based and marine litter which are an eyesore and can be dangerous to people, wildlife and pets.
Cllr Ross Vettraino, convener of environment, protective services and community safety explained: “Litter and illegal dumping is an ongoing problem and the help we get from community groups is invaluable. Spring is a popular time for community clean-ups with many groups organising them annually. This year we’re getting behind the national campaign by encouraging community groups to target clean-ups along the length of Fife’s Coastal Path.
“We provide groups with skips, litterpickers, bags, gloves and liability insurance so they can carry out the clean-up safely, and they give their time, energy and enthusiasm to improve their local environment.”
Chris Broome, chief executive of Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, who manage and maintain the Fife Coastal Path said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Fife Council and the many volunteers who want to help us maintain one of Fife best natural assets."
To coincide with Keep Scotland Beautiful’s national campaign the coastal path community clean-up will take place throughout April and May 2019.
Cllr Vettraino added: “To find out if there’s a clean-up happening near you or to organise your own clean-up please go to www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org for more information.”
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