North Glasgow community clean-up a big success

The litter-picking volunteers in Ruchill
The litter-picking volunteers in Ruchill

A community clean up to pave the way for allotments in North Glasgow is off to a flying start – thanks to a group of volunteers.

A major clean up organised by Maryhill Housing Association in partnership with Community Safety Glasgow took place on Saturday, turning a rubbish-strewn area of land into a freshly cleaned grassy space.

Basic preparation work on the ground is being done now to get local people working together and show funders the commitment to transform a former school site on Bilsland Drive into allotments.

Allotments remain an ever-popular way of growing your own fruit and veg and the initiative is expected to be hugely-popular once they are in place.

Ruth Adam of Maryhill Housing Association said: “This was a great opportunity for local people to get involved. We are hoping to secure funding to get the allotments created over the coming year and this was an opportunity to start preparing the ground for this exciting community initiative.

“Ruchill – like neighbouring Maryhill – has a strong sense of community and we are very grateful indeed to those who came along on a sunny and hot Saturday to do their bit for the area.”

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