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Charity asks residents to join their Spring Clean

John Paul II primary pupils

Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, is encouraging residents across North Lanarkshire to participate in their annual Spring Clean campaign, taking place throughout April and May.

The charity, in partnership with Scotmid Co-operative, is asking residents, businesses, schools and community groups to take part and arrange their own Clean Up events to remove litter from their local area.

Last year more than 30,000 people across Scotland took part in the Spring Clean, helping to remove more than 300 tonnes of litter.

Many Scotmid stores will be transformed into community hubs - providing guidance and clean up materials. 

Pupils from John Paul II Primary School in Viewpark helped launch the Spring Clean national campaign this month, along with local group Uddingston Pride.

"Keep Scotland Beautiful is calling for people across the country to take part in our annual Spring Clean campaign," said Chief Executive Derek Robertson.

"Every April and May thousands of volunteers take to the streets and remove a significant amount of litter from their local communities. We are very proud of everyone's hard work and hope that North Lanarkshire residents will take part - helping to make 2019 the most successful Spring Clean campaign to date."

Each year in Scotland, £53 million of public money is spent on addressing litter and flytipping.

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