Dunfermline set for cleaning blitz
Published 24 May 2012 09:00 2 Comments
THE drive to clean up Dunfermline gets under way this week with the area around St Andrew's Erskine Church being targeted for immediate attention.
Dunfermline Delivers has organised a task team tomorrow (Friday) that will be picking up litter between the church and the back of the Kingsgate.
Any extra volunteers to join the team will be welcome and should meet in front of the church at 11am.
Moira Lang, a director of Dunfermline Delivers and chair of its Perception and Image sub-group, said, "This week sees the start of our 'Spruce up for Summer' campaign.
"As well as litter-picking we also have people out tacking discarded chewing gum and we're looking for other areas to target.
"Our floral display tubs and baskets are due to be in place by the end of May so we're determined to have Dunfermline looking its best in time for the Jubilee.
"The litter task team is made up of volunteers and hopefully a few more people will join us on the day.
"It can feel very rewarding when you can see that you're making a tangible difference and we'll try and make it fun as well."
City centre shoppers using litter bins on Friday and Saturday could also be in line for a surprise bonus in the shape of a Dunfermline Delivers Golden Ticket.
The tickets, a voucher of up to £10 donated by local businesses, will be awarded at random to people using litter bins as part of the drive to encourage positive thinking about the city centre environment.
THE Press has been backing the Dunfermline Delivers drive to spruce up the city for the summer and has been asking readers to Dish the Dirt on Dunfermline.
We've been asking you to tell us where in Dunfermline needs action and Press website user 'Lydiapot1' highlighted the area behind the Carnegie Leisure Centre (pictured) as a result of the Dish the Dirt campaign.
"The path at the rear of the Carnegie Leisure Centre, which leads you to a tile warehouse, B&Q or the sheriff court, Debenhams etc is an absolute disgrace," she posted. "Just visit it and see for yourself. Millions of pounds spent on the centre's revamp and the area to the rear resembles a rubbish dump."
We'll draw it to the attention of the Dunfermline Delivers hit squad as they start their city centre blitz.
Let us know where and what needs a tidy-up by posting a comment below.
Or send us an image and/or a brief description and we'll highlight it. Send to Dish the Dirt, Dunfermline Press, Pitreavie Business Park, Dunfermline, Fife, KY11 8QS, or email email@example.com marking 'Dish the Dirt' in the subject box.
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Jul 18, 18:50
Maybe they could clean up the far end of the cemetery in Dunfermline. The fencing is all broken and the ground at the far eastern end resembles a waste ground with loads of weeds going to seed and blowing into everyones gardens. The council promised planting and screening there after readying the grassy area for new graves but nothing has been done and lots of people from the east of it use a short cut through the broken down fence. It will look pretty poor for people attending funerals using the access roads to park there. They come and cut the grass in the new area quite often so why can't they do something with this strip of ground round the perimeter, surely it would only take a few minutes.
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