Tools are on loan

Covid-19 restrictions are regularly changing in response to the virus and, at present, the Rangers are not able to lead volunteer groups on site. However, works on our path networks still needs to be carried out. The Perth & Kinross Council Community Greenspace tool loan scheme in Highland Perthshire is in full swing. The scheme aims to provide the means to carry out small path tasks.

It’s not just our regular volunteer groups that can benefit from this scheme! Also making use of our tools has been the Outdoor Education group at Breadalbane Community Campus, which aims to give every child an experience on a hills, river, snow and opportunities to complete the John Muir Award.

Tools can be loaned out to groups that wish to carry out site management works or other great projects. Our Rangers are putting Covid-19 measures in place providing guidelines for groups and putting in extra sterilising measurers into place. If you or your group would like use of any tools, please contact your local ranger for more information.

Litter!

Community Greenspace keep a supply of litter picking equipment in Highland Perthshire for community groups to use.

In June the litter picking equipment was out on loan to the 17th Perthshire Beaver Scouts, the primary 3 class from Breadalabane Primary and to the Tay Valley Time Bank.

Please contact community Greenspace if you want to borrow the equipment.

 

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Litter….

The Highland Perthshire litter picking “kit” has been out in force this year, bringing together a number of groups and people. It all started in in the winter with Rannoch Path Group tackling a viewpoint and car park, whilst planting a new wildlife hedge!

March saw Deeds for Needs targeting core known areas within Aberfeldy, which was done again in May with pupils from Breadalbane Academy and teachers doing litter picks all over town and on Core paths.  Their efforts alone brought in another 20-30 kg of litter.  Deeds for Needs were delighted and pleased to see pupils engaging with the issue.  The litterpick has been repeated again by the 17th Perthshire Aberfeldy Cubs in May.  Grandtully Primary school have issued litter picking as part of their “homework” and Eco-school project.

In Blair Atholl the community and Estate joined forces to clear the litter in the village and the approaching roads in March.

Many communities continue to do regular litter picks such as Pitlochry Litter picking group and at Strathtay and Grandtully.  So if you want to join a group near you, please get in touch.

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