We are delighted to report that £1,073 has been raised for Marys Meals during the season. Morag and Tom provide free refreshments between April and October on the cycle path corner to welcome walkers and cyclists on National Cycle route 1. In exchange, people leave donations for the charity which provides a daily meal for children who attend a place of education in over 15 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Recently, local charity, For Carnoustie have awarded East Haven Together a grant to make further improvements at Mary's Meals in 2018. This will enable us to install a seat, a recycling bin and a notice board. Here's hoping for lot's of walkers and cyclists supporting Mary's Meals in 2018.
The new Adopt-A-Street scheme has now been launched. We are encouraging as many people as possible to pledge to keep a street or a place of importance to them clean. Just imagine if every street, park and walkway in Angus, how wonderful that would be. If you register in an Angus Access office you can collect a free litter picker and hoop. For more information about the scheme visit Angus Council's web-site
If you follow the blog you will be wondering why we haven't posted for a couple of weeks. However, we have been working flat out as we prepared for the first community led Litter Summit in Scotland which we hosted in Arbroath yesterday. The event brought together stakeholders from across the Angus community including representatives from businesses, schools, organisations, Local and Central government. It was a great day and we were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and contributions everybody made to the event. A number of really positive outcomes have been achieved and we will compile a report to summarise all of these shortly. The Courier reported the Adopt-A-Street scheme which we launched and also information about our Community Litter Prevention Action Plan. We will create a new page with more information about the Summit soon.
The public of Angus are holding the first community led litter summit in Scotland on 13th November 2017. The event is to be held at Dundee and Angus College in Arbroath and will provide a powerful voice for members of the public involved in clean up initiatives throughout the county. As members of the public we want everybody to take great pride in where they live and realise that Local Authorities are not singularly responsible for preventing littering or for cleaning up. It is a responsibility that starts with individuals and is shared across businesses, landowners, public bodies, schools and other organisations. Funding from LEADER has allowed us to bring all these groups together along with politicians, Zero Waste Scotland and the Local Authority. The Summit is an example of community empowerment in action and aims to involve the public in a meaningful way to prevent littering in a more strategic and coordinated manner.
If you require more information about the summit please contact us by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
We are delighted to have now issued every resident with a handbook explaining more about the Defibrillator and Village Emergency Telephone System (VETS). Provided by the Community Heart Beat Trust it is a very flexible system which can be configured to suit the needs of particular communities. In East Haven it will enable residents to provide a good neighbour service by helping out when an emergency occurs. The handbook is available for download from our resilience page.