PITLOCHRY LITTER SUPPORT TEAM
We set up a Litter Support Team in 2009 after a Litter Pick in the Bobbin Mill Woods. The concept came about as a direct result of the shocking amount of litter left in the woods by the contractors of the new hospital and nursing home in our heritage site at Bobbin Mill Woods. We did also find an old abandoned car from over 50 years ago too! We wanted to be able to complement the local council workforce, who do a fantastic job but don't have the resources to respond to local residents concerns about litter in car parks, woodlands, by the loch-side, picnic areas etc.
The group consists of PIB members and helpers, local church volunteers and local residents, all of whom meet monthly at Pitlochry Festival Theatre on the last Thursday of the month and work for about an hour at various places in and around Pitlochry.
George Edwards of PIB Committee led the group until ill-health forced him to retire. The group is now co-ordinated by Roger West and Catherine Holmes. Other residents have chosen to Adopt a Street/Lane and the whole group was kitted out with tabards, litter pickers and bags by a grant from the Scottish Co-op Community Fund in 2010/11.
The group also carry out Specials Clear-Ups after Etape Caledonia and The New Years Day Street Party and work with our People to People groups in the summer.
We are extremely grateful to all those who help is in our mission to Keep Pitlochry Beautiful and a clean and green town for locals and visitors to enjoy.
Tel: Roger on 01796 474255