PEOPLE living in and around Melrose are being encouraged to tidy up the area this spring – with one road described as having a “mindblowing” amount of rubbish on it recently.
Litter was discussed at the online meeting of Melrose & District Community Council on Wednesday evening (March 17).
Although lockdown restrictions rule out large-scale ‘spring cleans’, Valerie Miller said people should still be encouraged to help in “ones or twos”.
“Word is going out, very informally, to say there are some tools and bags available,” she said, adding: “In a less formalised way, a bit of spring cleaning is being done.”
Ms Miller said she had recently helped to pick up a “mindblowing” amount of rubbish on Waverley Road.
Other members indicated they had also seen notable levels of litter in the Melrose area, with chairman William Windram saying: “What’s amazed me is the number of face masks you see.”
Mr Windram added that there are lots of couples out walking at the moment and he would be keen to see them getting involved in litter-picking.
“Please encourage your friends and neighbours to do that,” he added.
Ms Miller said she has sanitiser to clean the communal tools.