Cllr McMahon joins the Greener Communities team

East Ayrshire gets a good Spring clean

Towns and villages across East Ayrshire are cleaner, greener and more vibrant after being treated to a good Spring clean throughout the month of April.

The Greener Communities team joined forces with the local community, Vibrant Communities, Cleaner Communities, the Corporate Enforcement Unit and the Risk Management Centre’s mobile CCTV unit to clean up litter and tackle environmental crime including fly tipping.

For a full week at the start of April, the taskforce worked between 8am and 10am power washing the streets within Cumnock and Kilmarnock town centre. They cleaned under bins and street furniture, removing cigarette ends and generally removing any grime and dirt from our streets. Additional street sweepers were drafted in to help with the deep clean, mechanically sweeping the pavements.

Special community litter picks also took place in Hurlford, Kilmaurs, Bellfield, Shortlees, Dalmellington, Dalrymple, Auchinleck and on the last day the team turned their attention to Ochiltree with Councillor Jim McMahon, Spokesperson for Housing, Transport and Communities lending a hand.

Councillor McMahon said: “I would like to thank everyone involved in Spring Clean month for their hard work and for ensuring that East Ayrshire is looking great for the local community and for visitors. The weather has been pretty dreich most days, so for our communities to still show up and show their support has been very much appreciated.

“I was pleased to join the team at Ochiltree for the last day of the Spring clean programme. We were collecting litter, the street sweepers were out clearing the pavements and the road sweepers were making a real difference to our roads. I am proud to say that we left the place looking spick and span. It would be great if our villages and towns could stay this clean and tidy. It will take effort on all our parts, but I really believe we can do it.”