Cassiltoun helps give Castlemilk a Spring Clean

Cassiltoun helps give Castlemilk a Spring Clean

Cassiltoun Housing Association staff and a number of community volunteers braved the rain this week to give Castlemilk a ‘Spring Clean’.

Over an afternoon the team managed to collect around 70 bags of rubbish and even a sofa from the streets and the local park.

The Association, its youth advisory and community advisory panels have been working hard for a number of years to raise and deal with the problems that are caused by litter and fly tipping across the whole of Castlemilk and many community members have started up their own de-littering groups – some even winning awards for their efforts.

They have created a campaign called #LessLitterLoveCastlemilk to try and raise awareness and educate people on how to dispose of rubbish appropriately and also to encourage people to use the Glasgow City Council App to highlight areas of fly-tipping.

Clair Malpas, Cassiltoun Housing Association’s CEO, said: “Castlemilk has many open spaces, including a large woodland park which can attract litter and fly tipping. Spring is the ideal time for my team to get out into the area to remove the rubbish, assess the estate and speak to residents.

“It was a great effort from my staff team on a very rainy afternoon and I am inspired by the ongoing work of our volunteers and wider community members who spend their free time, whatever the weather, picking up litter and working tirelessly to make Castlemilk a good place to live.”

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