Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Superb community spirit across the West End!

Earlier today, around 70 of us spent four hours litter picking and removing graffiti right across the West End - from Lochee Road in the north right down to Riverside Drive in the south.

Helpers included local residents, community groups, local businesses including Barnetts Motor Group and Tesco Riverside, persons on the Community Payback Scheme, local church groups including Jericho House and Mormon Helping Hands and a group of volunteer students from the University of Dundee.

It was great to see such a large group of local people coming together to remove graffiti and litter from the West End.    Local residents want the West End to remain a lovely place to live and work in and this huge voluntary effort shows the extent of good community spirit across the West End.

I would like to thank everyone – residents, community groups, businesses, the churches, Community Payback and all others who have helped.    I’d also particularly like to highlight the huge effort put together to co-ordinate the clean up that was done by Trudy Cunningham, Environment & Sustainability Officer at the University of Dundee.   Trudy’s hard-work and great enthusiasm has been vital in making this community clean-up event a success.

Here's a few photos from today:
Some of the team at the start of the day
And ... some more of the volunteers!
Barnetts Motor Group Team!
Trudy was offering a prize for the most unusual item found - I've nominated this - found by Alistair  Gibb of Community Spirit Action Group (left) who found this in Roseangle!
Some of the team at our lunchtime break!