Davys Street volunteers lead community clean up

Residents from the Davys Street area took part in a community clean up on July 18.  INCT 29-725-CON
Residents from the Davys Street area took part in a community clean up on July 18. INCT 29-725-CON

Some 27 volunteers from the Davys Street area of Carrick came together for a community clean up last weekend.

Residents got to work on July 18 to collect rubbish from around Davys Street, Belfast Road, Lower Windmill, Minorca Place and the Irish Quarter.

Despite a heavy downpour interrupting efforts in the afternoon, participants gathered over 30 bags of rubbish.

Al Creighton from Davys Street Residents Association said: “A big reduction in carrier bags and other waste originating from the local Tesco and Sainsbury’s stores has been greatly noticed compared to our last clean-ups. Other large items like rugs and a TV were collected.”

Meanwhile, the event concluded with a free barbecue. “We hope the elderly and some others in the community enjoyed the ‘free barbecue grub to your doors’ in the blustery weather,” added Mr Creighton.