The Tidy, Clean & Green Campaign developed as a local response to the Community safety Strategies priorities for Camelon and Tamfourhill. Over the last year local people and community organisations were consulted about their priorities for making Camelon and Tamfourhill a safer, happier, and more attractive place to live. A significant theme and recurring concern was the level of litter, fly-tipping and dog pooh that was having a really negative impact upon the local area and contributing to the spoiling and deterioration of the local green environment. The community response to this was to get out and about and start clearing up the community through regular litter picks and to involve local community groups and the schools with this action. The wider plan was to transform some of the notorious local grot spots into community growing projects and to look to establish a series of Pop-up Parks at various open spaces throughout Camelon and Tamfourhill. Local volunteers have stepped up to the mark and faced these challenges through direct community action and with the support of the Our Place Camelon and Tamfourhill Project the volunteers have now been forming themselves into the Tidy, Clean and Green constituted community group.
This new Community Action Group will be officially launched this weekend of Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th August with a programme of environmental activities, Leader of Falkirk Council Cecil Meiklejohn will officiate over the launch which will also be attended and supported by our local MP John McNally.
There are opportunities for any interested people and groups to get involved with the weekends launch programme:
Saturday 14th August: The Family Canal Clear up Day from the Falkirk Wheel to Lock 16
The last in the series of the Our Place Camelon & Tamfourhill Great Place Falkirk funded community canal clear ups. If your family would like to take part then please get in touch with myself John R Hosie , the Community Safety Engager on 07391524528 or email@example.com, advance booking is essential. You can take part as 1 adult/parent/carer with 2 of your children, they must be 8 years and older for the canoe part of the day although there are no age restrictions for the canal towpath litter pick and the workshop session. A great way to end the school holidays and enjoy a day out and about around lock 16, the canal and the Falkirk Wheel. There is no cost to taking part and whoever does take part will be making a valuable contribution to keeping our community tidy, clean, and green . You can link with our Facebook event for further information and details at:
Sunday 15 August: Community Litter Pick and Tree Planting session.
The Litter Pick starts at 12 noon ,and the meeting place is the old Brown Street Park in Camelon, and we are being joined by the staff from the McDonalds Restaurant on Glasgow Road, Camelon who are coming along to show their staffs and the restaurants commitment to keeping the local area #tidycleangreen. The Tree Planting will start from around 1pm also at the Brown Street Park. Councillor Meiklejohn will be joining us so if you would also like an afternoon out and about in the fresh air then please come and join us at the Brown Street Park for the litter pick and the tree planting. We are very grateful to the support we receive from Keep Scotland Beautiful, Falkirk Council Waste Services, Woodland Trust and the litter picking support of the local McDonalds Restaurant.