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Published date : 23 Apr 2019

Levenmouth MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has today (22nd April) announced her plan to organise a beach clean in Leven. The local politician has done so in response to growing concerns from the local community about litter in Leven.

Jenny Gilruth MSP has invited Scottish Government Environment Minister, Mairi Gougeon MSP, to join in the beach clean, which will take place next Friday the 26th of April.

The event will take place between 9:45am – 10:45am on Friday, volunteers are invited to meet at the West Car Park on the Promenade in Leven.

There will be a limited number of bibs and litter pickers available on the day, so attendees should feel free to bring along their own equipment.

The event organiser and local MSP, Jenny Gilruth, commented:

“I am delighted that Scottish Government Environment Minister, Mairi Gougeon MSP, will be able to join me in Leven on Friday as part of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s annual ‘Spring Clean’ campaign.

In recent months I have been struck by the number of complaints my office has received relating to litter in Leven.

This beach clean is a great opportunity to highlight the issues of littering, but also to celebrate our fantastic beach in Leven”.

Environment Minister, Mairi Gougeon MSP commented:

“There are a number of actions the Government is taking to tackle single use plastics and prevent litter from entering our seas, but we also need to make sure we attack this from all angles and do our best to clean up the litter that blights our beaches. That’s why campaigns like this by Keep Scotland Beautiful are so important, because it’s only by working with local communities and volunteers we can hope to tackle this serious issue.”

Details about the event can be found here – https://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/local-environmental-quality/clean-up-scotland/clean-up-events/


For more information about this event please contact: Karen.Newton@parliament.scot

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife)

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