Volunteers help keep Arbroath tidy

Pictured are the volunteers who took part

Pictured are the volunteers who took part

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Staff from McDonald’s at Westway Retail Park teamed up with members of Carnoustie Panmure FC and members of the Transform Community Development to spruce up Arbroath

Staff, and players and coach from the club made up a group of 32 volunteers, and the group were also joined McDonald’s Manager Mark Webster by David Nicoll, the Zero Waste Scotland Volunteer and Community Advocate Programme Coordinator and three additional members from Transform Community Development.

Volunteers took part in a litter pick

Volunteers took part in a litter pick

Together the group worked hard to collect an impressive 18 bags of litter from the local beach and from across the Hospitalfield area. The volunteers attracted lots of attention from local passers-by, who were pleased at their efforts to keep the local area tidy.

This event is just one of a number of McDonald’s clean-ups which have taken place across Scotland as part of its ongoing support of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s ‘Clean Up Scotland’ campaign since 2007.

The campaign and partnership is now in its ninth year and continues to encourage residents of local communities to take action and work together to tackle litter in their area.

Craig MacLean, local Area Manager of the restaurant in Westway Retail Park, said: “I was really proud to see everyone come together and help tidy up Arbroath. It’s a key priority of ours to ensure that the local area remains free of litter and an enjoyable place to live, work and visit. It was fantastic to see my staff members join up with Carnoustie Panmure FC and Transform on this litter pick. I’d like to thank everyone for their hard work and for giving up their time to collect an impressive 18 bags of litter.”

David Nicoll, Programme Co-ordinator at Transform Community Development, said: “It was fantastic to see volunteers from McDonald’s get involved in cleaning up our community and help to create a place that everyone can be proud of. I would like to thank Mark and his team for inviting us along to join in with the litter event as it is important that we all come together to help to look after our community in Arbroath and keep it looking clean and tidy.”