Two local councillors are calling on volunteers to help them clean-up the newly upgraded Lochend path on May 11th.
Leith councillor Adam McVey and his colleague from Craigentinny/Duddingston ward Cllr Stefan Tymkewycz have organised the community clean-up event in advance of a delivery of new litter bins along the route.
Most locals were delighted to see so much investment go into the route, which over the last year has seen the access ramps and steps improved as well as improvements to the surface, and lighting. But when the path re-opened this spring many were disappointed to see so much litter and dumping along the route too.
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Whilst some of it has been cleared, this event will help to get the path looking better for the summer months.
It will take place on the 11th of May. The meeting point is at the Hawkhill Avenue entrance to the path, at 11am.
Councillor McVey explained: “Cllr Tymkewycz and myself have organised a massive effort on Sat 11th May to clean up the Restalrig Cycle path.
“The cycle path has been extensively used since opening but unfortunately it has attracted quite a lot of litter and general mess. We’re making a big push to spruce up the path before bins are installed so, if you can, it’d be great to have you join us.
“Wear your old and warm clothes and any younger volunteers will need to be accompanied by a guardian.
“We’re meeting at the Hawkhill Avenue entrance to the path, just behind Hibs at 11am. If you need any more info feel free to send me an email- [email protected] ”
Now that these paths have had thousands of pounds spent on upgrading them it’s important that they are maintained properly, as we know from our research that poorly maintained routes can put people off from choosing to walk or cycle more often.
If you see dumping or litter along the path, we’d encourage you to report it to the council, using the fixmystreet.com service.