Despite the rain yesterday, a good turn out from around 20 members of the community gathered in the park to carry out a litter pick around the parks. The group included a good number from the Alva Beavers and members of Alva Community Resilience Team.
The main area to clear was around the War Memorial in the Johnstone Park ahead of Remembrance Sunday next week, but we also cleared all other areas of the parks, in the end filling many bags with a lot of spent rockets from the previous night as well as empty bottles and cans.
We are looking to establish a Friends of the Parks group so that we might be able to repeat this exercise on a more regular basis, and maybe even look at other ideas of how we can keep the parks a great place to visit.
Thanks to everyone who took part and a special mention to Graham Gilmour of ACC and AGHT for his additional work in co-ordinating this day. Pictures taken by ACC and AGHT member Bryan Denny with permission from those in the pictures to use them.