Communities across Renfrewshire are joining forces this weekend (28-30 Sep) to make it a Spotless September in Renfrewshire.

Schools, community groups, businesses and volunteers will be donning their bibs, grabbing their litter pickers and heading out onto the streets of Renfrewshire to make a difference as part of the Spotless September Challenge.

More than 20 litter picks are scheduled to take place across the weekend, with numerous other groups heading out this week to ensure they still do their bit for the Team Up to Clean Up campaign.

The community clean-ups have been arranged by local people and new volunteers are encouraged to join in at any of the events taking place across Renfrewshire.

Every litter pick is supported by Renfrewshire Council’s Community Wardens and StreetScene team to deliver the equipment and remove collected litter after the event.

Councillor Cathy McEwan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board, said: “I can’t wait to see the number of inspiring volunteers who will set out across Renfrewshire this weekend to make it a cleaner, brighter place to live and somewhere they take pride in staying.

“Whether it’s five minutes, an hour or a full afternoon, it all makes a difference to the cleanliness of our streets and I’m so proud of the way people have taken this campaign to new heights.

“Thank you to everyone who is taking part, and if you’re not yet planning to then please come along if you can and learn about all the worthwhile work going on in our communities.

“The events are open to all and the volunteers are always delighted to meet another keen face!”

A special, free, thank you event is being hosted on Sunday 30 September, 2:30pm-5.30pm, at Paisley Town Hall to thank everyone that has taken part over the weekend, and the campaign as a whole, since it began almost a year ago.

Anyone who has taken part, however small, is invited along for food, chat and a chance to meet like-minded people as the campaign takes a look back at what has been achieved so far.

Full list of the clean ups taking place:

Friday 28 September 2018

Clean Up Meeting Point Time
Gleniffer High Gleniffer High 09.00
Heriot Primary Heriot Primary 11.00-12.00
Brediland Primary Brediland Primary P1’s – 9.30-10.30

Coffee morning, then litterpick

St James Primary Paisley St James PS
Paisley Grammar Paisley Grammar AM
Renfrew High Renfrew High 13:10
Bridge of Weir Primary Bridge of Weir Primary 11am and 1:30pm
Lochwinnoch Primary Lochwinnoch Primary 9.30 – 10.15        P1 & P7/6

11.00 – 12.00     P2 & P7

1.30 – 2.30          P3 & P6


St Annes Primary St Annes Primary 11-12
Bargarran Primary Bargarran Primary 13.15-14.00
Street Stuff Bus Arkleston PS, Robertson Park, Our Lady of Peace, Linwood 18.30-21.30
Abercorn Street Businesses Abercorn Street 13.00
Renfrewshire Council Staff TBC 4pm

Saturday 29 September 2018

St Charles’ Primary St Charles Gala Day 10.30-11:30 am
St James (Renfrew) School and surrounding area with parents 9.00-10.00
Pals of the Privies Glencoats Park 12-2
Barshaw Park Monthly Clean Up Barshaw Park 10.00 am
Co-op – Bridge of Weir Around the shops 12.00
Teenage social Group St Catherine’s PS 10-12.00

Sunday 30 September

Brookfield Community Council Brookfield Village Hall 14.30 am
Houston Litter Crew Houston Co-op 10.00 am
Thank you event Paisley Town Hall 2:30pm-5:30pm

Main Photo Image: A litter pick at Shanks Park, Johnstone 26th March 2018