Archive for January, 2015

Video Featuring People Against Litter (PAL)

Monday, January 5th, 2015

PAL was featured in the first of a series of anti litter programmes filmed for the BBC called ‘Don’t mess with me'” Aired on Monday 24th November 2014 on BBC 1.

If you would like to see the short clip please click play on the video below.

Acocks Green PALS

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

One of the on-going battles faced by the Acocks Green Village in Bloom team is litter. It blights our community and costs a lot of public money to clean up every day. We would like to encourage locals to take positive action in improving the problem in Acocks Green. People Against Litter was set up by an Edinburgh citizen who was fed up of litter and wanted to take action. It is a grassroots scheme to encourage people to do something positive about litter and to spread the word to others.  Supporters make a simple pledge to become ‘PALS’ promising to pick up at least one piece of litter per week and recruit one other person to do the same click over here now. This way more and more people will be taking direct action to clean up their neighbourhood. If there is less litter around people are less likely to drop more. Just click and sign up today:  People Against Litter

The majority of the litter you see in the streets is also recyclable, so you can pick it up on the way home and drop it in your recycling wheelie bin, so benefiting the environment by tidying and recycling! If everyone picked up the litter outside their homes and valley businesses the Green would look instantly better and more appealing.  It’s not difficult and you can start straight away. Why not make it your New Year’s Resolution?! January 2015. More details at