Town centre spring clean

A SPRING clean-up organised by Hawick Community Council has been hailed a success despite a poor response.

Although the town tidy only attracted four volunteers on Sunday and six on Monday, areas including around the leisure centre, roundabout, Mansfield, Beanscene and Slitrig have been cleared of plastic bottles, paper and litter. Chairman John Hope (pictured) said: “It was maybe bad timing with the holidays, but it was amazing the bags we filled, it certainly was worthwhile.”