Village is clean for spring

Pitmedden Primary School pupils helped to tidy the local park and playparks around the village
Pitmedden Primary School pupils helped to tidy the local park and playparks around the village

Children, parents and grand-parents have taken part in Pitmedden’s annual village spring clean.

Pupils from Pitmedden Primary School were out in all weathers during the last week in April to tidy up the park and playparks around the village.

The children monitored the litter collected and Primary 2 presented a school assembly on the subject.

They have also decided to write to the council to ask for more litter bins, put up posters and carry out more litter pick sessions.

More volunteers turned out on Saturday, April 30, to tackle some litter hotspots led by Bob Bamlett and volunteers from PUT Community SCIO, and coordinated by Udny Community Trust.

As well as local families, the Pitmedden Guides were there to lend a hand.

Pitmedden First Responders provided help on the day with a safety briefing and first aid cover, while Pitmedden Church provided facilities to enjoy a well-earned bacon roll from Delicious in Ellon at the end.

Keep Scotland Beautiful partners Greggs also provided some treats for the volunteers.

The village tidy was supported by Aberdeenshire Council’s Trade Waste Team, who provided litter pickers and bags, and the Roads Department who provided warning signs for traffic.

Udny Community Trust are coordinating another village spring clean in Udny Green on Saturday, May 14 meeting at 10am at the Dr Spence Memorial Hall.

Volunteers will be provided with equipment and refreshments will be served at the end.

All are welcome to join.