A group of volunteers have pitched in to spruce up the Carrick shoreline as part of the Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful ‘Big Spring Clean’.
The 19-strong team, which included staff from the local branch of Sainsbury’s as well as volunteers from Carrickfergus Women’s Forum, donned gloves and vests to clear litter from the coastal area of the borough.
The clean-up helps to protect the store’s surrounding area and views over Carrickfergus Castle and the harbour.
Anne Magill, project co-ordinator at the Women’s Forum said: “We are pleased to assist Sainsbury’s during their Big Spring Clean. We had great fun on the day and saw the real difference that can be made to the local environment by getting involved and helping to keep our local area clean.”
Councillor Noel Williams, who joined the volunteers, added: “As a councillor involved in Carrick’s Waste Committee, I have a passion for seeing the town and the surrounding environment free from litter. I am delighted to support Sainsbury’s in their clean up today.”
Sainsbury’s colleagues will be separating the litter collected to capture recyclable items, in line with the company’s no waste to landfill policy.
On the day some 21 bags of rubbish were collected, with some very unusual items including a teddy bear and a shopping trolley.