Litter picks welcomed by chairman

Forfar Community Council chairman Mrs Isobel Ross.

Forfar Community Council chairman Mrs Isobel Ross.

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The chairman of Forfar Community Council has welcomed the news that school pupils were taking part in a litter pick up.

She felt the exercise, run in conjunction with Keep Scotland Beautiful campaign on Friday, was a good way to let the pupils lead by example.

She made her comments at Thursday’s meeting after Angus Councillor Lynne Devine said pupils at Forfar Academy, Strathmore and Langlands Primary Schools were carrying out litter picks in the area around their schools.

The Strathmore pupils were in action in the Reid Park Road area, the Langlands pupils were at Taranty Road and the Academy pupils at the Bankhead steps and Lochside Road areas.

Chairman Mrs Isobel Ross said: “This will be a practicel lesson for them. Maybe that is what is needed, the pupils can lead by example.”

At the previous month’s meeting members had expressed concern about the amount of litter which was dropped within Forfar Academy’s school grounds, with council staff members seen picking up after the pupils.

Friday’s pick-up at the school coi-incided with a nationwide campaign run by Keep Scotland Beautiful.