Govanhill February Community Clean-up 

We had Govanhill Community clean-up.  It was wet and very cold day but it cold and wet weather weather didn’t stop our dedicated volunteers.  

Today we decided to walk through the streets and report flytipping rather than picking up the litter.  Some group members did both, they picked litter and also reported bulk items using My Glasgow App.
Thank you everyone for coming along. It has been a great day.

Glendale Primary School 

We have noticed that local businesses have been dumping food and general waste next to the school ground.  Not only that they were dumping rubbish but also moved their waste bins next to school ground which is evident from the photos below:

Before

I woulg like to take this opportunity to thank Glasgow City Council Environmental Task Force and Public Health for acting quickly.  They didn’t only removed the rubbish but also instructed the businesses to move their bins from beside the school ground and place them next to their businesses.  

After:

As you can see that there are no bins and no rubbish beside the school ground. 

Shawlands Community Clean-up 

We organised first ever Shawlands Community Clean-up in collaboration with Shawlands Academy.  Due to bad weather there were only 2 volunteers and they have done grand job.

Big thanks to PTC Chair Derrick for joining us.

On community member said “well done , I have never seen this street clean like this”

2017 – Pollokshields Community Clean-ups

Hope everyone had a great 2016 and looking forward to 2017. Huge thanks to each and everyone of you for your support throughout 2016 and hope you will continue to support over the next 12 months to keep Pollokshields tidy.

You have made a huge difference, flytipping has decreased by 35% and this wouldn’t have been possible without your hard work.  so again huge thank you to each and everyone of you.

Please find the dates below for 2017 Clean-ups

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Keep Scotland Beautiful Visit


Tahir visited keep Scotland Beautiful offices in Stirling last Friday. I met with Nicola and discussed the work we do in Pollokshields and if there are any best practice she can share with us.

I shared the work we do and we do it. She was very impressed by our work and how we do it.

She shared materials from Keep Scotland Beautiful and assured us that Keep Scotland Beautiful will continue to provide us support. 

Tahir thanked Nicola for her excellent support and is looking forward to continue to work with her.