CleanFerry

CleanFerry

During the winter months, GreenFerry (formally as CleanFerry) organised clean-ups around the village.  These were normally fortnightly events, but we now only do these as and when.

We also lend out litter-pickers, brushes and pans etc, and literally sweep up some of the more unslightly areas.

In 2009, we won a Keep Scotland Beautiful Award for organising the biggest clean-up in Scotland.  We had over 1300 people taking part.   Big clean-ups continued on for three years before the schools took on their own organised clean-ups.




 

 

 

 

 

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CleanFerry

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Cycletrack, South Queensferry
This is where it all began, a determined effort to clear an old railway line, and restore it to community use.  Now the path is enjoyed by walkers, cyclists, joggers, skaters, young families, and all sorts.  This area is now maintained by Friends of the Ferry Glen who do sterling work.

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Playparks
From time to time (thankfully, not often)  we will be informed that a local playpark is dangerous with glass from broken bottles.  The call goes out to the team and we set to with brushes and pans.  Before we start, we usually knock the doors of all the neighbouring houses – that way we can usually rustle up a few extra bodies and brushes.

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Poop Scoop Week
In an effort to encourage dog-owners to clean up after their dogs, GreenFerry organised an annual event during “Poop Scoop Week” in June for a number of years.  We gave out free compostable bags, and talked to owners we met at our publicity stand.

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Ferry Fair
We tried to keep a presence at the Ferry Fair, and encourage all the football participants to leave the grounds clear.

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Sweeping the Street
Every year, in advance of the Scotland in Bloom competition, we would hold an annual street clean. We encouraged neighbours and friends to some and bring their brushes – until the whole High Street was swept, and some other areas too.
One member even made her own custom-built litter-trailer!

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Litter-pickers Anonymous
This refers to a group of individuals who are possibly in need of therapy.   They volunteer their services willingly, and in their own time, to keep an area near to them clean.  We call them “litter-pickers anonymous” because no-one knows how many there are, or when they go out.  We’ve got one over on the wombles!

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The BIG Clean-up

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Beach Clean-ups

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