THE Paisley Daily Express-backed Clean Renfrewshire campaign is 100 not out.
The fantastic community-based project to get Paisley and its surrounding towns and villages looking spick and span has now notched up a century of clean-ups.
It has been just under 18 months since Renfrewshire Council launch the £2.7million initative, which is being backed by every Buddie’s favourite newspaper.
And the campaign is still going strong, with the children at Crazy Capers Out of School Service in Paisley helping to mark the 100th clean-up.
Over that year and a half, numerous schools and community groups have helped to keep Renfrewshire clean and free from litter.
Armed with litter pickers, green bags and the support of the Clean Renfrewshire team, 19 children and staff from Crazy Capers took to the area surrounding Bushes Primary School to tackle grime crime.
Fiona Campbell, owner of Crazy Capers, said: “The Clean Renfrewshire campaign is a brilliant initiative that enables us to give something back to the community and we feel it is important that we do our bit.
“The children absolutely loved being involved and are so enthusiastic about looking after the school and helping the janitor ensure it is free from litter. It is so important that children are made aware of the support they can give to the campaign.
“The children were so excited to learn that they were part of the 100th clean-up. It definitely made the event even more fun for them.”
Since the launch of the Clean Renfrewshire campaign in May last year, almost 3,000 volunteers from a wide variety of youth and community groups and schools have taken part in 100 clean-ups to remove a staggering 1,150 bags of rubbish.
To reinforce the activities being carried out by individuals and groups, campaign chiefs introduced Renfrewshire Wardens, who are able to issue fixed penalty notices to those who continue to drop litter or allow their dogs to foul local streets and parks.
Councillor Marie McGurk, convener of Renfrewshire’s Environment and Infrastructure Policy Board, said: “The continual support from groups such as Crazy Capers towards the Clean Renfrewshire campaign demonstrates the enthusiasm and dedication from people of all ages across Renfrewshire.
“These individuals and groups have significantly contributed to the success of the campaign over the last year and have helped to create a cleaner and tidier Renfrewshire.
“I am confident that we can continue this momentum to create a cleaner Renfrewshire and build on the success that we have established. Here’s to the 200th clean-up”
If you’d like to take part in a clean-up in support of Clean Renfrewshire, call the hotline on 0141 842 4448.