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PostSubject: Litter Pick   Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:48 pm

Saturday 9th April. Tesco car park. Usual script. Bacon roll, cup of tea, caramel shortcake and all equipment. Would be nice to see some new faces there, even for a couple of hours. You can do your bit............... and still have the afternoon to yourself
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PostSubject: Litter Pick   Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:42 pm

Andy, thanks ONCE again for turning up to help out today. Sorry I didn't have the time to speak to you. However what a big disappointment. 20 volunteers turned up. Yes 20!!!! How many residents are there in Penicuik? Those who make their mouths go? Big fish small pond. If the cap fits!
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PostSubject: Re: Litter Pick   Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:32 pm

Well, whatever the turnout, we seem to have made quite a difference to the amount of litter. The thing that always disappoints me though is the amount of rubbish which is always lying in the water Sad I managed to drag a large tyre all the way from the water up to the main road. It was quite steep near the top and I only needed one more push to get it off the slope. It slipped and rolled a third of the way back down Shocked Rolling Eyes On reflection, it would have been useful to have had a long piece of strong rope and some help when it comes to hauling similar rubbish up these steep slopes.

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PostSubject: Re: Litter Pick   Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:28 pm

Good effort by those of us that turned up. Cup o tea and a bacon roll hit the spot. The burn needs a clean up all of it's own and there was rubbish in places I just couldn't get to. Still think it must be easier to take stuff to the tip or call the council to uplift rather than dragging it into the woods & chucking it down an embankment - must be a sport to some people.
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PostSubject: Re: Litter Pick   Sun May 15, 2011 7:40 pm

Once again we seem to have collected quite a lot of rubbish today. Unfortunately with the weeds growing now, there could be more that has been missed. Some of the things found were tyres, a tarpaulin of some sort, swivel chair and I saw one of the volunteers with a bike with a missing back wheel.

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PostSubject: Cuiken Glen   Mon May 16, 2011 6:12 pm

All the usual stuff Andy. A big thank you to all the volunteers who turned up. There was also a bolier and a bed and mattress. Luckily enough, we were able to get the CSO vans up the path from Pentland House. Stuck between a rock and a hard stone with regards to timimings. Yes the foliage is up, but we had to contend with the Easter weekend and a certain Roayal Wedding!. Anyone interested in ongoing litter picks, please let me know. There is usually something going on most weekends.
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