- Edinburgers; anyone got a bike trailer? And volunteers required please!
I'm organising a litter pick (or 'community clean up') along quite a large stretch of cycle path in Edinburgh for 28th March. There will be a central collection point for the rubbish and I would like for there to be a couple of 'pedlars' with a trailer going along and collecting the bags. But I don't have any trailers… So I'm looking for either;
– a couple of trailers to borrow (along with a volunteer rider if possible)…
– someone who maybe has the skills to knock a couple of trailers up from spare parts (and the majority of spare parts from somewhere – heads up LBS's in the area – you could sponsor the event 😉 )
– or someone with one of those utility bikes that could do the same job
or any other option any one could help with.
Finally, I will be looking for volunteers to come and help, either hands on litter picking or acting as a marshal and contact person for a certain stretch.
So, any hands showing?Posted 8 years ago13thfloormonkMember
Jimmy, the edinburgh bicycle co-op has a BOB lying about for staff use, however the guy who owns it (i think) is pretty easy going and this sounds like the sort of event he'd be interested in supporting.
I'm no longer an employee there but if you drop them a wee note for the "promotions team" or something like that it should find its way into the right hands 🙂Posted 8 years agorobgarriochSubscriber
Which area of path are you targetting Jim? I'm sure you've considered possibilities of hazardous waste – needles, glass etc. I should be able to lend a hand for a few hours – could also see about some pvc gloves, litter pickers etc. that may be going 'un-used' at work, & maybe a 1st aid kit.Posted 8 years ago
Thanks for the response people. I will be in touch with individuals nearer the time.
robg – its the Roseburn to Leith stretch, hopeully including the bit going to Davidson's Mains from Blackhall. The council will be on hand for unsavoury waste removal, any volunteers will be 'strongly advised' not to go near anything dangerous. Thanks for the offer of gloves and stuff; have also got these coming from Keep Scotland Beautiful so hopefully no need. However, if you come along to volunteer it would be useful if you could bring spares!
Thanks again all.Posted 8 years ago
Hello, yes its stil on. If you can see Facebook look here;
Otherwise, meeting at Bangholm Outdoor Education Centre, Craighall Gardens, EH6 4RH for 9am (clocks go forward!). Path to be targetted runs from Roseburn to Leith including the Blackhall path to D'Mains – about 6 miles in total.
If you have your own litter picker sticks (some people do apparently… and name them) or gloves or brooms etc please bring them.
Feel free to e-mail me or post up questions.
Paul / TJ – thanks for bumping it. See you tomorrow!Posted 7 years ago
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