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Cadzow Glen Spring Clean
Hamilton’s Cadzow Glen has had a spring clean – thanks to volunteer residents and a Scout group. The tidy-up was arranged with assistance from South Lanarkshire Countryside Ranger service. Residents and the 30th Lanarkshire Scout group, attached to St John’s Church, collected a large amount of litter throughout the glen and a number of shopping trolleys were pulled out of the burn.
The Scouts also created their own anti-litter and dog fouling posters which were put up along the paths. Andrew Strang, of Woodburn Park, was one resident who took part in the event.
“There was a healthy turnout of people and it was rewarding to see the area looking a bit tidier afterwards,” he said.
“The glen is a bit of a hidden treasure and provides a quiet, scenic woodland walk through the centre of Hamilton and we are keen to highlight it to people,” added the 36 year old.
“I think a lot of people don’t even know the glen exists. They may know about the park but don’t realise it actually goes right through the town.”
The glen is located between the Town House and Union Street (entrance gate next to Kwik-Fit).
Andrew found out about the clean-up opportunity through Keep Scotland Beautiful and the Adopt a Path Scheme. He said: “Adopt a Path encourages people to report littering they see as they travel on their favourite walks and I got involved through that.”
Andrew wishes to thank everyone who turned up on the day to help, including the Scouts, residents and Kerry Thomson from the Ranger service.
If anyone is interested in taking part in future events in the glen they should e-mail the Countryside and Greenspace Service on CAG@southlanarkshire.gov.uk