Big spring beach clean at Fisherman’s Quay

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Volunteers in Carrick

are being urged to take part in the ‘Big Spring Beach Clean’ at Fishermans Quay, on Saturday April 29.

The ‘Big Spring Clean’ will take place from 9.00 am until 11.00 am.

This event is Northern Ireland’s largest volunteer clean-up campaign. It takes place across all 11 council areas annually during April.

This anti-litter initiative is open to all individuals, schools, community groups and businesses wishing to rid their streets of litter and discarded rubbish.

In 2015, 107 tonnes of litter that’s equivalent to six double decker buses from the province’s streets, coastal and rural areas.

Cllr Cheryl Johnston who is co-ordinating the event locally said: “Our beautiful coast is littered with bags, bottles and rubbish. It is not only unattractive, but extremely dangerous for marine life.

“Live here, love here encourages us to take pride in our community and surroundings, feeling responsible for the landscape around us and creating a better environment for our communities. I would encourage as many people as possible can attend, and hope to arrange similar events in the near future.”

Volunteers are invited to meet at Fishermans Quay, Carrickfergus at 9.00 am and suitable footwear and warm clothing is recommended. Gloves, litter picks and bags will be provided. To register your interest please contact 028 9332 9980.