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Wheatley Group spring into action to tackle litter

The Wheatley Group – Scotland’s Leading Housing, Care and Property Group – is embarking on a ‘Week of Action’ across its neighbourhoods as part of our national Spring Clean campaign.

From 28 March – 2 April, the Wheatley Group will be organising litter-busting activities and events, including litter picks, in its communities throughout Dumfries and Galloway, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. A highlight of the week will be the launch of six new Clean Up hubs at Wheatley locations in Glasgow which will empower people to take action to improve their own communities. Opening on 30 March, the new hubs join over 80 across Scotland, and will host litter picking equipment that will be available for Wheatley customers to borrow.

Our research has revealed that 88% of Scots agree that litter is a problem across Scotland – and 70% are concerned about litter in their area. For those frustrated by litter in the community or the places they visit, the focused week of action as part of Spring Clean Scotland is the perfect opportunity to make a difference by picking up litter... Get involved and help make the places we care about cleaner and safer for people and animals.

Barry Fisher, our CEO, said:

“We’ve been working with the Wheatley Group since 2017 to deliver environmental improvements through initiatives like environmental quality assessments of multi-storey flats and tenements based on the National Award for Environmental Excellence® framework, staff training and the creation of Tenant Improvement Panels. We’re delighted to be developing that partnership now by supporting the ‘Week of Action’ and the new Clean Up Hubs.”

Steven Gray, Wheatley’s Director of Environmental Services, said: “Our environmental week of action is about shining a spotlight on environmental services across the Group and engaging with the communities we work in.

“We are proud to work in partnership with Keep Scotland Beautiful, along with local community groups and schools, and look forward to seeing many of those groups out supporting our efforts to deliver safe and tidy communities for our customers.”

There are Community Clean Up Hubs in 28 local authority areas across Scotland, to support community action. If you’d like to get involved, find your nearest hub: https://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/community-and-place/clean-up-scotland/clean-up-scotland-map/#

25 March 2022

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