Pupils at Letham Primary School and members of the community recently took part in a major clean up of Letham village.
Approximately 160 people got involved, collecting more than 15 bin bags of rubbish, as well as some more unusual items such as a broken baby bath.
The pupils were accompanied by Diane Paterson, community waste operative from Angus Council who demonstrated her ‘litter and dog dirt hoover’.
The pupils were concerned about the amount of dog dirt they spotted and asked Diane if she would be able come back to the village regularly.
The school’s eco-committee plan to highlight the problem in the coming months. As well as taking part in the clean up, the Eco Committee has displayed the school’s litter policy in the village and children from primary four wrote to the organisers of some of summer’s major events expressing their concern at posters being left, often in very rural locations, long after the events are past.
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