THE community of Elderslie was out in force recently to make sure the village was looking spick and span.

A committed team turned out at Wallace Primary School with litter pickers in hand as part of the Team Up to Clean Up initiative started by Renfrewshire Council.

The crew managed to pack 16 bags full of rubbish last weekend. 

Anne-Marie Balfour, of Elderslie Community Council, was delighted with the response.

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She said: “It went really well and the turnout was fabulous.

“Thanks to all of our helpers, it turned out to be a lovely day for it.

“I would really encourage other people to get involved as well. I can’t describe what a positive experience it is.

“Being out there with other people in the village, having a chat and picking up litter along the way, getting some fresh air, it’s just a great thing for the community.

“We’ve even planned another event next month.

“I think everyone is responsible for cleaning up after themselves but I think there’s always going to be spots where litter happens and it’s good we can get together as a community to clean that up.”

The next clean-up event at Wallace Primary will take place on Saturday, March 16, from 11am to 1pm.

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The Team Up to Clean Up campaign aims to bring together communities to tackle littering, fly-tipping and dog fouling and encourage people to recycle, in order to make Renfrewshire a more attractive place to live, work and visit.

To find out more about the campaign and how to get involved, visit or join the conversation on Facebook by searching for Team Up to Clean Up Renfrewshire.