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MORAY MSP TO HOLD MORAY LITTER SUMMIT

23/08/2016  

Moray’s MSP, Richard Lochhead, has invited top environmental organisations, as well as local litter groups, to a summit aimed at improving the litter situation in Moray. The invitation has also been extended to The Moray Council and all of Moray’s Community Councils.

SEPA, Forestry Commission Scotland and Scottish National Heritage are among a list of organisations that Mr Lochhead has written to, inviting them to a Moray Litter Summit. Local litter groups from Forres (Community Clean Up) and Elgin (Strategic Partnership for Improving the City of Elgin –SPICE) have also received invitations to put forward local views and contribute to the effort.

The Moray Litter Summit will aim to improve the co-operation between stakeholders, the Moray Council and local litter groups and will hopefully provide a more joined-up and sustainable approach.

Richard Lochhead MSP said:

“I regularly receive correspondence from constituents who are fed up of the litter left lying in the streets, beaches and many of Moray’s beauty spots. The thoughtless actions of a small minority in our community can spoil this scenic part of Scotland.

“This multi-agency summit will bring together organisations, local litter groups and community councils so we can all pull together to address these local litter hotspots and aim to have a more joined-up system in place to tackle the problem.

“Litter groups like SPICE are very active in Moray and I commend their community-spirited work. These efforts should of course be met with a commitment from the relevant agencies in order to have the biggest impact and I hope that bringing everyone together will result in positive improvements across Moray.

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