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As with previous years the action kicks off from 2pm in Pencaitland’s Trevelyan Hall. Groups or families turning up will be given litter pickers and bags before heading off to various parts of, not only Pencaitland, but hopefully some of the other areas covered by the Community Council. We’re particularly keen to have groups or families who want to cover Glenkinchie or New Winton this year.

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The Scottish Government has published its draft National Litter Strategy for consultation, focusing on action that will help prevent litter and illegal dumping.

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Many thanks to all those who helped make our annual Litter Pick-up a success this year, despite the constant threat of rain. We had over 50 kids and parents, plus our local MP Fiona O’Donnell and primary school Head Mary McCall at the event.

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Did you know, according to the Word Wildlife Fund each tonne of paper (about 1000 kilos) recycled saves fifteen average-sized trees, as well as their surrounding habitat and wildlife?

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Did you know that in just one year the UK generates enough waste to fill dustbins which would stretch all the way from the Earth to the Moon?

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Did you know that 100,000 Scots joined the campaign to make Scotland cleaner and greener in 2011? That was part of the National Spring Clean organised by Keep Scotland Beautiful and this year’s Pencaitland Litter-pick on Sunday is part of the 2012 campaign.

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Did you know that more than 53,000 bags of litter are cleared from Scotland’s motorway and trunk road network every year?

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Did you know that it is the charity Keep Scotland Bueatiful that aims to preserve & enhance the environment of town and country in Scotland? Come to Pencaitland’s Litter Pick-up this Sunday.

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Fly-tipping is everyone’s problem & council tax payers’ have to foot the bill for other people’s waste. Join our Litter Pick Up this Sunday.

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This year’s annual Pencaitland Community Council Clean-up bags a load of rubbish from across the village…

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