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Disco Clean Up Hits Right Beat

Published 14/12/16

Tunes by 90s pop band, Garbage, were on the playlist when the Environmental Task Force teamed up with Sunny Govan Radio for a Disco Clean Up.

Around 30 volunteers, including pupils from Ibrox Primary School, partied as they litter-picked in the Govan area. The radio station played their requests throughout the event, along with cleaning-related tracks like The Trash Can Sinatras.

There was singing, dancing and plenty of laughs as the upbeat music spurred on volunteers who had joined the Task Force to spend an hour collecting rubbish dropped in their area.

Numerous bags of litter were collected from Elder Park, Govan Road and Drive Road as the teams busted some moves while doing their bit for the local environment.

Sunny Govan Radio presenter, Steg G, said: "We were delighted to encourage local people to get up, have a boogie and get cleaning to the beat!

"As a local community project, we are always keen to encourage active citizenship, and this initiative is a great way to get people involved in their local community and enjoy some great music at the same time."

Councillor Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of the Environmental Task Force, described the event as "fun and imaginative".

He said: "The disco clean up sounds like it was great fun and a really imaginative way to motivate the music fans, young and older, who kindly donated their time to help the Task Force clean up their area. Well done to all involved - your efforts had a really positive impact on your community. And I hear your dancing wasn't too shabby either!"

If you would like to become a Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteer, contact Glasgow's Environmental Task Force on twitter @theenvtaskforce or phone 0141 276 7400.

Published 14/12/16

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