Wheatley Group improves communities with environmental week of action
Communities across central and south Scotland are cleaner and greener thanks to Wheatley Group’s environmental week of action.
Staff from Wheatley supported a range of events across Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dumfries and Stranraer, from 28 March to 2 April.
They were joined by community groups, school pupils and volunteers for environmental-based activities, including upcycling and recycling initiatives, tackling fly-tipping, litter pick-up and creating community garden spaces.
In Glasgow, local groups and schools included Castlemilk High School, St Conval’s School, Urban Routes, Lyoncross Nursey, community group Glenlora Wild Garden, Riverside School, residents from Brockburn Road Livingwell complex, St Anne’s Primary School, St Maria Goretti Primary School, Dalmarnock Primary School, Keep Scotland Beautiful, tenants of Brunstane and Bellrock Livingwell, Germiston Allotments group, Townhead Village Hall, tenants of Larchgrove Avenue/Road in Springboig and Glasgow City Council.
In Edinburgh, DC Youth Project, Oxgangs Community Group, Oxgangs Neighbourhood Centre, Gracemount Walled Garden Volunteer Group, Bethany Christian Trust, City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh Leisure, all got involved.
In Dumfries and Galloway, youngsters from St Columba’s Primary School in Annan, S2 pupils from North West Community Campus in Dumfries and students from Douglas Ewart High School in Newton Stewart played their part, as did pupils from Park Primary School in Stranraer.
Steven Gray, Wheatley’s director of environmental services, said: “Our environmental week of action was all about shining a light on environmental services and getting people in our communities involved.
“We also wanted to show customers the work that we do is more than just cleaning closes or cutting grass. It was great to see so much buy-in for the sessions, whether that was upcycling and recycling through to creating community garden spaces.
“We were delighted to work in partnership with community groups and schools and that so many people supported our efforts to deliver safe and tidy communities for our customers.”